The universities of Madrid can obtain international accreditations of excellence beyond the minimums currently offered in Spain, with the ACAP acting as intermediary between both parties. The Agency makes an effort to actively participate, either in the area of adapting accreditation criteria or by taking part in the assessment processes.
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is an American quality agency, a leader in quality assurance in the areas of applied sciences, computer science, engineering and education technologies.
The ACAP signed a collaboration agreement with ABET and, within the framework of this agreement, participates as an observer to external evaluation committees. In the Community of Madrid, the following universities have applied for accreditation of their programmes through this agency:
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Universidad Carlos III of Madrid
The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a business school certification agency with headquarters in the United States. It was created in 1988 to fill the need for specialised accreditation in the area of business administration and management with a scope that encompasses universities and business schools. ACBSP aims to award accreditation based on its mission and to especially recognise the quality of teaching and of learning outcomes. The ACAP signed a collaboration framework agreement for the exchange of experiences in the area of quality in business administration and management degrees.
The American Bar Association is an independent association of lawyers and law students founded in 1878 with the following objectives:
ACAP collaboration is framed within the second objective, through a collaboration agreement that fosters the exchange of experiences related to the systems for programme and centre accreditation developed and used by both institutions.