The ACS Committee on Professional Training establishes guidelines and procedures for the approval of bachelor’s degree programs in chemistry. Staff in the Office of Professional Training are responsible for administering the ACS approval process.
The first step in the application process is the completion of a pre-application. The form for the spring application period will be available on this page in February 2016.
Please note that pre-applications submitted during October 1-31, 2015, and going forward, will be reviewed under the 2015 ACS Guidelines.
You may submit the pre-application form during two, 30-day periods each calendar year. Any forms received outside of these application windows will be returned.
Contact Houston Kimrey at (202) 872-4589 if you have any questions. Forms with missing information will be returned.
Following the submission period, CPT will review all of the completed pre-application forms that are received.
Within two months of the closing deadline, the Secretary of CPT will report the outcome of CPT’s review to the department chair by letter. Two outcomes are possible.