Accreditation Agencies

According to article 5 (3) no. 5 of the Interstate study accreditation treaty, it is one of the tasks of the Accreditation Council to authorise agencies to operate in Germany. The Accreditation Council adopted a procedure for this at its meeting on 20.02.2018. Authorisation will be granted permanently on the basis of an agency's registration with the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR), with the possibility of revocation. In addition, the Accreditation Council adopted a transitional regulation for the agencies already active in Germany, which clarifies their responsibilities under the previous as well as the new law.

Authorised Agencies

The following agencies have been authorised by the Accreditation Council to operate in Germany:

  • AAQ  Swiss Agency for Accreditation and Quality Assurance
  • ACQUIN  Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute
  • AHPGS  Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Sciences
  • AKAST  Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Canonical Programmes
  • AQ Austria  Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria
  • AQAS  Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programmes
  • ASIIN  Accreditation Agency for Study Programmes in Engineering, Informatics, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • evalag  Evaluation Agency Baden-Württemberg
  • FIBAA  Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation
  • MusiQue Music Quality Enhancement
  • ZEvA  Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency
Drs. AR 16/2018 Authorization of Agencies in the German System Resolution of the Accreditation Council of 20.02.2018
Drs. AR 17/2018 Transitional regulation for agencies accredited according to previous law Resolution of the Accreditation Council of 20.02.2018