Advanced Quality Assurance Systems (AQAS) Ltd., which was established in 2005, is a market leader in matters related to the quality of learning and education through the use of technology. AQAS was appointed by the ECDL Foundation as the ICDL National Operator in number of Arab countries as of 2011. Prior to that, it was appointed by UNESCO Cairo Office as a sub-Licensee to administer the ICDL program in Jordan from 2005 until 2011, when the volume of ICDL operation in Jordan became large enough that needed more intensive management by a local organization. At that time, UNESCO Cairo Office was the ICDL Licensee in about a dozen of Arab countries. Staff of AQAS had been involved in the ICDL program since its introduction to the Arab region by UNESCO in the year 2000.