The CBE Policy Framework on Accreditation of Built Environment Programmes outlines the purpose of accreditation as “to review, evaluate, enhance and publicly recognise quality in built environment programmes” and that “accreditation should be conducted in the spirit of helping to develop and support newly established or  transforming HEI not be seen as prescriptive or punitive”.

Thus, the SACPCMP’s objective for accreditation is the assessment of an institution against a predetermined set of requirements to ensure competency and desired
professional conduct among graduates. Accreditation is therefore vital for the continued sustainability of the SACPCMP and its underlying professions.