PrintED, administered by the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF), is a national accreditation program based on industry standards and appropriate for secondary and post-secondary schools offering graphic communications curricula.
Benefits of Accreditation:
PrintED has identified six standards that encompass the elements of a solid training program. For a program to be awarded accreditation, it must meet these standards in at least two accreditation areas, one of which must be Introduction to Graphic Communications.
Graphic Communications Skills Competencies (GCSC):
Developed by educators and industry professionals, GCSC provide measurable or observable knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors critical to successful job performance. These competencies form the basis for instruction in the six areas of PrintED accreditation listed below.