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GAFM ® Certifications are globally recognized and structured on accredited standards. The GAFM confers Board Certifications in Management Consulting, Financial Analysis, Financial Planning, Wealth Management, Management Accounting, Risk Management, Project Management, Trust and Estates, Taxation, Leadership, and Economics. The GAFM ® Board of Standards or Related Accreditation, Education, and Diplomatic Agreements have been recognized listed, disclosed, or in alliances with the following institutions, governmental organizations or agencies.

The IBS International Board of Standards of the GAFM has been the Primary Certifying Body supporting CHEQS Standards and ACBSP and AACSB Business Schools for over 2 Decades.  For over 20 years, IBS/GAFM has supported CHEQS Standards, Exams, Courses and Degrees as a pathway toward professional qualifications. 

  • GAFM is an official member of the: The Academic Council on the United Nations System
  • Accredited - IBS/GAFM/AAPM International Accreditation  Registration EU
  • ACBSP Accreditation Standards Articulation Agreement  - Certification Standards
  • ISO 29993 Certified - GAFM/IBS/AAPM is the first USA Certifying body to achieve ISO 29993, ISO 21001, ISO 9001, and ISO 29990 Certification UNcouncil
  • SIS Certification Sanction/License EU - (*SIS is IAS Accredited)
  • EU European Accreditation and ISO Certifications - International Accreditation IAF IAS Citation
  • QAHE Recognition Accrediation - International Association for Quality Assurance
  • IAO Accreditation Standards Services IAO Accredited
  • Licensed by the Syndicate of International System Certifications - Issued Accredited EU Certificate   which is recognized by the IOAS Accreditation Services.
  • ECLBS Business School Association Accreditation Reciprocity Recognition Standards Europe - European Council of Leading Business Schools
  • ISO 29993 Certified - IAOS Accreditation

  • US Dept of Education Higher Education Authorities - The GAFM is a Charter Member of the  Higher Education Accreditation - International Standards  Memorandum of Affiliation is designed to engage quality assurance and accrediting organizations in a shared effort to affirm and promote fundamental principles for higher education quality.
  • Recognized by the: U.S. Department of Labor O*NET Occupational Information Network OnLine is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & DOL Training  Administration, and developed by the National Center for O*NET Development.  Over 20 Key Certifications Listed and Disclosed.   
  • Educational Body Accreditation - GAFM is ISO 21001 Certified for Educational Organizations
  • Arab Academy AAMBFS  Diplomatic Alliance - Arab Academy recognizes ALL GAFM and AAFM and AAPM Certifications, A UN Recognized Arab League Organization. Citation Link & Arab Academy Reconition Page
  • ISO 29990 Training Accreditation - GAFM was the First US Company to Earn ISO Accreditation for  Training - Bildungsnorm ISO 29990 Certified for Professional Development Education. 
  • US Dept of Education Recognized - ACBSP Business School Alliance - GAFM is the first education body in the world to have an ACBSP Standards Alliance Legal Agreement on Business School Standards for Certification which allows qualified graduates from over 1000 business schools worldwide to apply direct for certification.
  • The GAFM Int'l Board of Standards is Member of the Credential Evaluation Association TAICP International.
  • US Dept of Labor Occupational Handbook, Registry , Websites, and brochures
  • GAFM is now an organizational member of the ASTM  American Society for Testing and Materials.  George Mentz and the GAFM and AAPM serve on several committees  such as the: Accreditation and Certification Committee, Committe for Certification Bodies,  ASTMCommittee for Personal Credentialing and the Accreditation Body Committee
  • TUV ACCREDITED - ISO 9001:2008 Certified Quality Standards 2015-20
  • GAFM has new accord with Les Ingénieurs Professionnels de France - ACCORDS USA GAFM /AAPM /CUFCE et SNIPF
  • CHEA Council of Higher Education International Quality Group (CIQG)  Board of Standards Becomes Professional Standards Member 
  • United Nations Civil Society Registered - #691621 
  •   European Business School Recognition - Approved Member of The ECLBS European Council of Leading Business Schools
  •  The GAFM board has an Alliance with the -  SPE Society of Professional Engineers UK – Special Reciprocity Agreement for Qualified Members. GAFM registered Members can ask if they fulfill the requirements for the SPE member credential and ask for application form and witness signature."
  • DOE - The US Department of Educational Ref. Registry
  • Certifications Registered and accredited through the Knowledge and Human Development Authority ( KHDA) of the UAE with the joint approval of the Arab Institute. IACSB 
  • Member - Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs -  Certification alliance with the Accreditation Agency - Articulation 2004 and also in 2016 Renewed.
  • AACSB Articulation Recognition 2003/4  
  • NBEA National Business Education Association
  • The IBS/GAFM is a Charter signatory of the CHEA Memorandum on Academic Standards and Principles.
  • US Bureau of Labor - Financial Advisors
  • UN - United Nations Civil Society Registry
  • ISBE International Society Business Education
  • RSOF Royal Society of Fellows Board of Standards
  • 美国金融管理学会 China
  • BNSP National Certification Body
  • European Education Association
  • IOQM International Organization for Quality Management
  • United Nations Civil Society
  • Global Education Advisory Council
  • International Knowledge Management Standards and
  • Accreditation Association (IKMSAA)
  • Higher Education Compliance and Accreditation
  • Small Business Advisory Board
  • ISO/IEC 17025|ISO/IEC 17020|ISO/IEC 17021|ISO15189 for Accreditation Group
  • The Science Advisory Board
  • Knowledge and Education Quality Initiatives
  • Quality Assurance in Higher Education
  • International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET)
  • ISO Standards Network
  • Management System Standards Group Association
  • Global Business School Network: GBSN
  • Global Bankers Institute
  • Friends of Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education
  • The Business Education Network
  • Behavioural Finance & Financial Planning (BFFP)
  • British Institute of Recruiters - Professional Body operating the Recruitment Certification Scheme
  • Training Managers Group
  • eLearning Industry Association
  • eLearning Global Network
  • Training and Development for eLearning Association
  • MENA Quality Accreditation and Management Consultancy
    Global Institute of Finance and Management Studies
  • Association of Certified Economists  - USA Africa and Asia
  • Wealth Management Institute - CWM Inistitute Hong Kong.
  • As Seen in the Million Dollar Round Table
  • As Seen in ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX News
  • Concordia University Worldwide
  • UAE Government Securities Regulators
  • UAE Federal Authority for Government Human Resources
  • Thomson Reuters Training Accreditation Alliance
  • European Union Transparency Registry
  • Pearson Education VUE Exam Center Global Distribution Alliance
  • In Alliance with the International Financial Management Council of China.
  • Organization for Quality Assurance in European Higher Education - Member
  • SIFMA Group - Network
  • Quality in higher education - Calidad en la educacion superior
  • GAFM IBS AAPM holds SiS Certification which is recognized directly by the IAS International Accreditation body and authority in the EU. The IAS International Accreditation Service is recognized by US authorities and in the USA, the IAS is seen on the websites of: US Department of Labor, U.S. GAO Government Accountability Office, EPA, Department of Interior, DOD Department of Defense, Department of Energy, FDA, FEMA, IRS, USAID, Homeland Security, FDA ASCA, IAF,, NIH, various state governments and more.


CHARTERED WEALTH MANAGER ® is a Registered USA Trademark #4553651 - International Class #41 - Educational Services Worldwide

CWM Chartered Certified Wealth Manager ® is a Registered Trademark ® in the European Union #010772176.  This mark is valid for advertising, designation, resume use etc under class 16, 35, and 41.


ISO 29993 Certified - GAFM/IBS/AAPM is the first USA Certifying body to earn and achieve prestigious certifications of:  ISO 29993, ISO 21001, ISO 9001


Certifying Body Attains Prestigious ISO 21001, ISO 9001, and ISO 29993 Certifications

07-18-2023 – GAFM IBS AAPM , a leading graduate certifying body with members in over 150 nations dedicated to ensuring quality standards in education and training, is proud to announce its successful attainment of the ISO 21001, ISO 9001, and ISO 29993 certifications. These internationally recognized standards validate the organization's commitment to excellence, customer satisfaction, and the continual improvement of its services.

ISO 21001:2018, Educational organizations -- Management systems for educational organizations -- Requirements with guidance for use, focuses on promoting effective educational management systems. This certification confirms GAFM and the IBS Board of Standards's adherence to best practices in delivering educational services and its dedication to meeting the specific needs and expectations of learners, stakeholders, and other interested parties.

Furthermore, the ISO 9001:2015 certification acknowledges GAFM and the IBS Board of Standards implementation of a robust quality management system. By meeting the stringent requirements of this standard, the organization ensures that its processes, customer interactions, and service delivery consistently meet or exceed the highest quality standards. This achievement reflects GAFM and the IBS Board of Standards's unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and continual improvement.

In addition to ISO 21001 and ISO 9001, GAFM IBS AAPM has also obtained the ISO 29993:2017 certification. This standard focuses on the quality of learning services outside formal education and provides a framework for assessing and improving non-formal and informal education providers. By achieving this certification, GAFM IBS AAPM  demonstrates its dedication to delivering excellent non-formal and informal educational programs that contribute to learners' personal and professional development.

"We are extremely proud to have earned these prestigious certifications from the European Union sector," said Commissioner Mentz, CEO and Gen Counsel at GAFM IBS AAPM . "This achievement is a testament to our commitment to quality, continuous improvement, and our unwavering dedication to providing exceptional educational services. By attaining ISO 21001, ISO 9001, and ISO 29993 certifications, we reinforce our position as a trusted and reliable partner for educational organizations and learners worldwide."

GAFM IBS AAPM  believes that these certifications will further enhance its reputation and credibility in the education and training industry, setting it apart as an organization that prioritizes excellence, customer satisfaction, and continual improvement. With these accomplishments,GAFM is better positioned to support educational organizations and learners in achieving their goals and driving positive change.

For more information about GAFM IBS AAPM  and its services, please visit

GAFM IBS AAPM is a leading organization dedicated to ensuring quality standards in certification, education and training. With a focus on certification standards excellence, customer satisfaction, and continuous improvement, GAFM IBS AAPM  supports educational organizations and learners in achieving their goals. Through its rigorous certification process and governance structure, GAFM IBS AAPM ensures that organizations meet the highest standards of quality and effectiveness, enhancing their reputation and credibility in the global market.

Certifications listed on the US Dept of Labor Website


1.       CAM Chartered Certified Asset Manager


2.       CIPM Certified International Project Manager ™


3.       MPM Master Project Manager ™


4.       AFA Accredited Financial Analyst



6.       CWM Chartered Wealth Manager


7.       MFP Master Financial Professional


8.       CCA/CCO Certified Compliance Analyst  


9.       CITA Certified International Tax Analyst


10.   RBA Registered Business Analyst


11.   CMA Certified Marketing Analyst


12.   AMA Accredited Management Accountant


13.   CRA Certified Risk Analyst


14.   CTS Certified Transfer Pricing Specialist


15.   CPM Chartered Portfolio Manager


16.   CWM Certified Chartered Wealth Manager


17.   CAMC Certified Anti-Money Laundering Consultant


18.   CTEP Chartered Trust and Estate Planner


19.   RFS Registered Financial Specialist


20.   MCP Management Consultant Professional


21.   AMC Accredited Management Consultant (AMC)


22.   Certified Human Resource Analyst (CHRA)


23.   Certified Project Consultant (CPC)


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GAFM - International Board of Standards has the following Sanctions, Licenses, Accreditations and Certifications for Education Assessment and Learning.

ISO 29993 Certified - IAOS Accreditation

ISO 21001 Certified -  Accreditation -  IAS  Accreditation Backed
ISO 9001 Certified - Sanction -  IAS  Accreditation Backed

IAOS Accreditation - Providing International Organic and Sustainable Accreditation - IOAS

ISO 29993 Certified - Learning Services Provider

ISO 29993 is a certification that pertains to the quality management of learning services outside formal education. It ensures that organizations providing such services meet specific criteria for effectiveness and efficiency in their educational offerings. The International Accreditation Organization Services (IAOS) accreditation further enhances the credibility and recognition of this certification. It signifies that the organization has been evaluated according to rigorous standards set forth by the IAOS, guaranteeing the quality and reliability of its learning services. This certification is particularly valuable for institutions and organizations offering non-formal education, such as training centers, vocational institutes, and continuing education providers.

ISO 21001 Certified - Accreditation:

ISO 21001 is a standard tailored specifically for educational organizations, focusing on their management systems for educational services. It outlines requirements for educational institutions to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve their management systems, ensuring they meet the needs and expectations of learners and other stakeholders. The accreditation associated with this certification adds another layer of assurance regarding the organization's adherence to these standards. Accreditation confirms that the educational institution has undergone a comprehensive evaluation process and has demonstrated compliance with the ISO 21001 requirements, reinforcing its commitment to quality education delivery.

ISO 9001 Certified - Sanction:

ISO 9001 is one of the most widely recognized quality management standards globally, applicable to organizations across various industries and sectors. It sets out criteria for a quality management system (QMS), emphasizing the importance of meeting customer requirements, continual improvement, and adherence to statutory and regulatory requirements. The certification indicates that an organization has implemented an effective QMS to consistently provide products and services that meet customer needs. The sanction associated with ISO 9001 certification signifies official approval or authorization, further validating the organization's compliance with quality management principles. This certification is instrumental in enhancing customer confidence, improving operational efficiency, and facilitating access to new markets for the organization.
IAOS Accreditation

IOAS stands for the International Organization for Accreditation Services. It is a non-profit organization that provides accreditation services to certification bodies and conformity assessment bodies operating in the organic agriculture and related sectors. IOAS accreditation is a mark of credibility and competence for certification bodies that certify organic products and processes.

IOAS accreditation involves a thorough assessment of the certification body's competence, impartiality, and compliance with relevant international standards and guidelines, such as ISO/IEC 17065 and ISO/IEC 17021. Certification bodies seeking IOAS accreditation undergo a comprehensive evaluation of their procedures, staff competency, documentation, and management systems to ensure they can effectively certify organic products according to established standards.

Organizations accredited by IOAS demonstrate their commitment to upholding the integrity and credibility of organic certification. IOAS-accredited certification bodies are recognized internationally, providing assurance to stakeholders, including consumers, producers, traders, and regulatory authorities, that certified organic products meet stringent quality and authenticity requirements.

Overall, IOAS accreditation plays a vital role in maintaining trust and transparency within the organic industry by verifying the competence and impartiality of certification bodies involved in certifying organic products.

IAS stands for the International Accreditation Service.

It is a non-profit accreditation body that provides accreditation services to various types of organizations, including testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, certification bodies, and other conformity assessment entities.

IAS accreditation involves an assessment process where the accreditation body evaluates the competence, impartiality, and consistency of the organization seeking accreditation. This assessment typically includes an in-depth review of the organization's management system, technical competence, personnel qualifications, equipment and facilities, and adherence to relevant standards, regulations, or guidelines.

Organizations that achieve IAS accreditation demonstrate their ability to consistently perform conformity assessment activities to recognized standards, thereby enhancing their credibility and competence in the eyes of customers, regulators, and other stakeholders. IAS accreditation also facilitates market access by providing assurance that the accredited organization meets internationally accepted criteria for quality and reliability.

IAS accreditation covers a wide range of sectors and industries, including construction materials testing, environmental testing, product certification, management system certification (such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001), and many others. By obtaining IAS accreditation, organizations can distinguish themselves as trusted providers of conformity assessment services, contributing to confidence in the products, services, and systems they assess.








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