It is likely that this document will be first of the components of the membership document that you receive, so below are some of the standard questions that our new members will obviously ask about the Association of Certified Chartered Economists and membership.
Q. How long before I receive my official certificate?
A. A certificate processing normally takes a minimum of 6 – 8 weeks. You receive handsome membership document along with the certification document that you have been qualified and approved to receive.
Q. When can I start to use my designation?
A. Immediately after approval, ACCE, GAFM® applicants receive confirmation of the acceptance of your membership or you have successfully registered for certification after completing a qualified and recognized Executive Programe.
Q. How is the ACCE structured?
A. The ACCE® is a graduate Professional Organization governed by Board of Standards and a membership code of ethics and standards of practice.
The ACCE® operates globally as a society or non-profit Association, with the members of the Executive Board making up the “Directors” of the Association.
At all times, the ACCE and the good standing members is subject to laws of the land and to policies of the Board of Standards of GAFM .
The academy's authority and certifications are structurally based to the dictates of the US Supreme Court Case (Ibanez Vs Florida) and this case also illustrates the regulation and policy of the GAFM marks in respect to its members.
Q. What are the benefits of being member of ACCE/GAFM® ?
A. The key benefit for certification holders is obviously the ability to add a professional
designation and post nominal to your list of resume qualifications and display this on your
business card, letter head, email signature, CV etc.
For most individuals certification is one of the key drivers of membership and the pursuit of higher education through the ACCE/GAFM accepted programmes. However, other key benefits exist such as:
i. Access to one of the top Graduate Economics and Financial professional networks
around the globe.
ii. As part of the GAFM certification package, ACCE members are to receive
scholarship to pursue Masters (LLM in Taxation, Economics and Finance) and
Doctorates Degrees at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.
iii. An online system that will confirm your membership and certification to employers
or other interested parties.
iv. Opportunities to network with charter holders and members throughout the world.
v. Recognition by alliance partners, corporate sponsors or multiple government
vi. Opportunity of being linked to some corporate bodies who request for specialist through ACCE recruitment agency.
Q. How do I join ACCE?
A. Residents of Ghana can submit their application and resume for review to our ACCE admission committee. If you are eligible for advanced standing you may receive an exemption for a designation qualification.
Q. Is the certification body of ACCE recognized worldwide?
A. The certification body of ACCE that is (GAFM TM ), has established operations and offered certification training in over 50 countries. GAFM members are in 150+ countries.
GAFM has acknowledgement agreements with some of the top institutions and accreditation agencies in the world.
GAFM TM is the first global organization to recognize superior and government recognized business schools that are double accredited.GAFM has members who are top faculty from the best Universities in the world.
B. Recognized by US Dept. of Labour
C. The US Department of Education Registry and The American Bar Association
D. AACSB Accreditation, ACBSP Accreditation (www.acbsp.org)
E. United Nation Civil Society Registry/ Education Registry