The National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment

​​​​​​​The Quality Centers (Units) in Higher Education Institutions are very Important Entities in most of the countries that established Quality Accreditation and Assurance Agencies. Complete Quality Operations and Initiatives first starts within the Education Institutions. Such undertaking needs Big Efforts, Privileged Leadership, and Appropriate Support from authorities of educational organizations and those responsible of conducting works of these centers. 

From here, process of establishing these centers in Educational Institutions has started. It is an important process, and a basic requirement by quality accreditation organizations from any Higher Education Institution seeking to implement Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance. In relation to this the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment has been established based on Noble Royal Approval in 1424 AH, 2004 (G) on the resolution of the Higher Education Council decreeing the establishment of such a Commission. 

This authority has a Moral Disposition and an Administrative and Financial Autonomy under the supervision of the Higher Education Council. NCAAA is responsible for Academic Accreditation in Higher Education Institutions beyond Secondary Education, excluding the Military Education. 

It strives for raising Quality in Government and Private Higher Education Institutions, maintaining Transparency, and providing Codified Standards for Academic Performance. 


  • Higher Education in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia​ – Summary Report, 1428 AH.​
  • Quality Assurance Centers in Post-Secondary Institutions - National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment, 1427 AH, 2006 (G).


NCAAA Secretary Office: 011-2633496
Fax: 011-2632713
Central: 011-2632375 ​
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