This page is for first time accreditation, if you already deliver an existing accredited course and wish to add another click here.
If you are an organization that wants to provide an Open Group Accredited Training Course, you need to take the following steps. We recommend that you read all the formal documents related to the trademark usage, certification program, the Accreditation Policy , the Accreditation Requirements and Course Naming guidelines prior to submitting your course for accreditation.
Step 1: Set-up a personal Open Group Login Account
The person submitting the accreditation application on behalf of your organization and the person named as your ATC Manager are each required to have an Open Group login account. If you do not already have an account, create one by going to The Open Group home page at www.opengroup.org, select Login from the top of the page, then select the “Create an account” button.
Step 2: Download the Training Course Application Form
The Training Course Application Form is used to provide information on your training course and will also help you to keep track of your application throughout the accreditation process.
Step 3: Ensure you have a valid Commercial License for the applicable standard
If your organization doesn't have a Commercial License yet, please contact memberservices(at)opengroup.org. The lists of licensees can be accessed on our licensing page for verification.
For further information please refer to the applicable Commercial License: ArchiMate® | IT4IT™ | Open FAIR™ | TOGAF®
Step 4: Complete and return the Conformance Declaration and Accreditation Legal Documents
The The Conformance Declaration is used to describe the accreditation scope; it will be made public on the ATC register after accreditation has been confirmed:
Please download and unzip the file New_ATC Legal Documents (zip file). Print and sign each of the documents included in this folder. Return them to The Open Group via an email sent to atc-support(at)opengroup.org. This will generate a support ticket that will be used to keep track of your application for accreditation.
Step 5: Prepare the Accreditation Package
The Accreditation Package will be shared with an assessor to validate the course compliance.
Prepare the Accreditation Package by adding the supporting documents associated with each checklist. An online folder will be made available to upload the documents. This example provides further information on which files will be required and how the folder is structured: Supporting documents (zip file).
Step 6: Inform the Certification Authority & upload your documentation
When you have completed your Accreditation Package, please notify the Certification Authority by sending an email including the application form duly filled to atc-support(at)opengroup.org. A link to the online folder where you may upload your documentation will be provided.
Please note that the assessment will be performed after The Open Group receives payment of your Accreditation fees.
Step 7: Pay the accreditation fees
Go to https://shop.opengroup.org/acc-fee and follow the instructions.
|Fee for accreditation of a course with training materials in one language and one delivery method
||US $3,250 per annum
|Fee for training materials in one additional language
||US $1,800 per annum*
|Fee for an additional delivery method
||US $1,200 per annum*
*Pro-rated in the first year to synchronize with the anniversary date of accreditation of the course to which it is tied.
Please note that delivering a training course using the web that includes live interaction with the trainer- is considered a type of classroom delivery.
Accreditation fees do not include the commercial license fee.
Next Steps in the Accreditation Process
After steps 1-6 above are complete, the Certification Authority will verify that:
- all required legal agreements are fully executed
- fees have been paid
- all submitted documents are acceptable
- the course name is acceptable
The Certification Authority will then pass your accreditation package to an assessor for review. The assessor may contact you with questions during the assessment. The Certification Authority will inform you of the outcome of the accreditation process.
Once your training course is accredited, it will be added to the Accredited Course Register. You will then be able to train students to prepare them for the program examination and certification.
For more information, please send an email to atc-support(at)opengroup.org.