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We've included a few FAQ's to better help you understand the DAAC's mission, but for a more complete listing of Q & A's, please contact the Council directly via our Contact Page.

  • Do you only accredit decorative art institutions?
    Yes, The Council's focus is on programs that deal specifically with training related to the decorative arts fields - such as art, antiques, collectibles, and the professional appraisal processes involved within these areas of study.
  • How long does the accreditation process take?
    There is no clear-cut answer to this. Each institution is different, with varying degrees of academic prioritization and requirements. The initial accreditation process can take from one month up to three months depending on the volume of information being assessed.
  • Can individuals or small groups apply?
    No. The accreditation process provided by DAAC is open only to registered educational institutions.
  • What is the cost?
    There is no set fee for the accreditation process. Each institution or organization is examined prior to analytical engagement for the level and amount of potential review required. Upon completion of the initial review a cost analysis will be provided. In some instances, the DAAC will partner with certain entities on a pro bono or exchange basis in order to utilize shared knowledge and critical expertise within a certain discipline or field of study.
  • How often does the accreditation process occur?
    This is usually dependant upon the change in content and exam status of the institution in question. The more frequent the changes to curriculum, the more often the review process is required.
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