All AAC and ATS organizations are required to sustain a level of activity to maintain program accreditation. This activity ranges from assessment testing and performance verification submissions at an Accredited Assessment Center (AAC) to training module testing and performance profile submissions at an Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS). Failure to maintain a level of activity will result in review for termination. Should a terminated organization need NCCER accreditation in the future, the organization must complete the accreditation process again, which includes paying all applicable fees and completion of all application forms again.


AAC Organizations

Section 1.3.0 Candidate Status of the NCCER Accredited Assessment Center Guidelines & NCACP Procedures states that the “Primary Administrator will be contacted to schedule an initial audit after the organization has started to deliver assessments and/or submit performance verifications. The Candidate organization must begin to deliver assessments and/or submit performance verifications with the first 12 months.


Note: Following the 12 months of inactivity in Candidate status, the organization’s status will be terminated and all associated fees and applications must be resubmitted for accreditation.”


Section 6.1.0 Scheduling of the NCCER Accredited Assessment Center Guidelines & NCACP Procedures states that “The AAC must be actively conducting assessments and/or submitting performance verifications to NCCER for audits to be scheduled. If the AAC has had no use of the program since the last audit or going into candidate status, the AAC will be given an additional 12 months to train and submit to NCCER. If there are no assessments and/or performance verifications administered and submitted to NCCER within the extended 12-month period, accreditation will be terminated.”


This process also applies as it concerns organizations with an Inactive/Involuntary Suspension program status due to a Primary Administrator’s expired Master Trainer and/or Assessment Administrator certification. An organization that has not conducted assessment testing and/or submitted performance verifications for at least 12 months will be reviewed for termination of program accreditation.


ATS Organizations

Section 1.3.0 Candidate Status of the NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS) Guidelines states that “The Sponsor Representative will be contacted to schedule an initial audit after the organization has started to submit training modules to NCCER. The candidate organization must begin to conduct and submit training within the first 12 months.


Note: Following 12 months of inactivity in Candidate status, the organization’s status will be terminated and all associated fees and applications must be resubmitted for accreditation.


Section 6.1.0 Scheduling of the NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS) Guidelines states that “The ATS must be actively training and submitting to NCCER for audits to be scheduled. If that ATS Has had no use of the program since the last audit or going into candidate status, the ATS will be given an additional 12 months to train and submit to NCCER. IF there is no training conducted and submitted to NCCER within the extended 12-month period, accreditation will be terminated.


This process also applies as it concerns organizations with an Inactive/Involuntary Suspension program status due to a Sponsor Representative’s expired Master Trainer certification. An organization that has not conducted module testing and/or submitted performance profiles for at least 12 months will be reviewed for termination of program accreditation.


Accreditation Guidelines & Program Compliance: https://www.nccer.org/docs/default-source/manuals/nccer_accreditation_guidelinesb527712ac95a6cd4834aff0000731bb1.pdf?sfvrsn=bba98528_4