Accreditations and Affiliations

The Academy of Program/Project & Engineering Leadership maintains relationships with a growing network of professional organizations and associations, as well as with NASA organizations that promote professional development. These include formal affiliations with external accrediting bodies that have reviewed and recognized the high quality of the Academy’s training courses and professional development activities.



Project Management Institute (PMI)®

The Academy is a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the premier comprehensive continuing education program related to the field of project management. This means the Academy’s project management training counts toward the requirements for PMI®‘s Continuing Certification Requirements Program. Participants who attend registered PMI-approved Academy courses can earn Professional Development Units (PDUs). The Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. Project Management Institute (PMI)

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

NASA APPEL is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  NASA APPEL complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, NASA APPEL is authorized to issue the IACET Continuing Education Unit (CEU). IACET



The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a nonprofit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. Project Management Institute (PMI)®

International Program/Project Management Committee (IPMC)

The International Program/Project Management Committee (IPMC) is a committee organized under the auspices of the International Astronautical Federation that focuses on sharing experiences, best practices and new techniques with space program/project management practitioners in space agencies, companies, universities and professional societies throughout the world.

NASA Engineering Network (NEN) (NASA Only)

The NASA Engineering Network (NEN) is an integrated suite of tools that promote collaboration, learning and knowledge sharing among NASAs engineers.

NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC)

NASA Engineering and Safety Center’s (NESC) mission is to perform value-added independent testing, analysis, and assessments of NASA’s high-risk projects to ensure safety and mission success. The NESC engages proactively to help NASA avoid future problems. At the core of the NESC is an established knowledge base of technical specialists pulled from the ten NASA Centers and from a group of partner and organizations external to the Agency. For more information, please visit the NESC website. NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC)

NASA Training and Development Office

The NASA Training and Development Office extends opportunities to help employees gain the necessary knowledge and skill to fulfill NASAs mission through formal education, training and on the job developmental experiences.

Office of Human Capital Management (OHCM) (NASA Only)

The Human Capital Program includes activities to develop an adaptable workforce; an integrated talent management model that addresses the entire employee lifecycle; and workforce analytics that can deliver strategic insight and measure success through integrated human capital systems.

Office of the Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO)

The Office of the Chief Knowledge Officer ensures that the agency’s practitioners have access to critical knowledge when they need it – now and in the future – to increase the likelihood of mission success. Everyone at NASA has an obligation to each other and to tomorrow’s practitioners to capture and share whatever we can, because we cannot anticipate the value someone else will find in our knowledge. Office of the Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO)

GRC Rocket University (RU)

GRC Rocket University (RU) is a training and development effort designed to develop and maintain flight systems engineering skills and expertise by gaining a broad understanding of key concepts in the field through coursework and hands-on application and practice.
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