FAA Programme Accreditation is a process to recognise that the design, development and delivery and all other related activities of a learning programme within the financial services industry are relevant to the needs of industry by meeting the FAA Learning Criteria and complying with the FAA Quality Framework.

FAA Programme Accreditation is designed for learning programmes within the financial services industry from:

  •   Financial Institutions
  •   Professional Bodies
  •   Training Providers
  •   Institutes of Higher Learning
  •   Associations

FAA provides learning programme accreditation within the financial services industry for the following types of programmes:

FAA offers three types of learning programme accreditation:

  FAA Approval FAA Provisional Accreditation FAA Full Accreditation
Type of Programme One-off learning programme (e.g. conferences, seminars or workshops) A learning programme that has yet to be delivered A recurring learning programme 
Processing time Between five (5) and fifteen (15) working days upon submission of a complete and accurate application Between four (4) and eight (8) weeks upon submission of a complete and accurate application Eight (8) weeks upon submission of a complete and accurate application
Validity Period Till end of programme Non-academic: 1 year
Academic: Contingent upon the duration of the learning programme
Non-academic: 2 years
Academic: 5 years
Renewal   Required to apply for FAA Full Accreditation for this learning programme at least three (3) months before the expiry of the validity period Required to apply for renewal at least three (3) months before the expiry of the validity period. 
Appeal Within 14 working days with the required additional information/documents. Only one appeal is allowed.  Within 14 working days with the required additional information/documents. Only one appeal is allowed. Within 14 working days with the required additional information/documents. Only one appeal is allowed.
  FAA Approval Process  FAA Provisional Accreditation Process  FAA Full Accreditation Process

 

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