Accreditation

SCARP's Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) degree program is accredited with the American Planning Accreditation Board (renewal date 2023), and the Canadian Professional Standards Board (renewal date 2022).

Statistics on program performance can be found on this website at: https://scarp.ubc.ca/public-information .

The Professional Standards Board (PSB) for the Planning Profession in Canada (PSB) operates the “Certification and Accreditation Administrative Services Program” (CAASP) for the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and its participating member Provincial/Territorial Institutes and Associations (PTIAs). One of the PSB services is administering accreditation reviews of university planning degree programs based on the accreditation program principles, policies and administrative arrangements. 

The Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) is a non-profit professional accreditation agency jointly sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), the American Planning Association (APA) and the APA’s professional institute the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). The Planning Accreditation Board’s mission is to ensure high quality education for future urban planners.

The SCARP Indigenous Community Planning program has been designated a noteworthy practice by the Planning Accreditation Board. (Updated documents will be posted on December 29, 2017.)

     The Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) concentration is a unique program of study for students to understand and address the planning context and issues of First Nations in Canada primarily, and indigenous communities elsewhere as well.  The program is thoughtfully conceived and delivered, attracts students from within and outside of First Nations communities, and is, in the view of the SVT, a model of path breaking planning education.  ICP students work with indigenous community members, typically in western Canada, to address planning issues identified in those communities.  Of the 22 ICP graduates to date, 40 percent are members of indigenous communities.  Two of these Indigenous graduates have subsequently enrolled in PhD programs, and most of the rest are working in positions related to First Nations communities.