Accreditation Process Steps
  1.  The first step as an organization pursuing NCCER accreditation is to identify if you will apply as an Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS) or an Accredited Assessment Center (AAC). If your organization intends to apply for dual accreditation (both ATS and AAC), meaning that your organization will conduct training and administer assessments, then you will need to apply for assessment center accreditation first. Please access a more detailed description of the available accreditation types and eligibility requirements here. 

  2. The second step is to have the individual overseeing the training and/or assessment program at your organization become appropriately certified. If you are applying for training sponsor accreditation, then the individual who oversees the training program is called the Sponsor Representative. NCCER requires the Sponsor Representative to hold a current Master Trainer Certification before the organization may proceed to the next step in the accreditation process.

    If you are applying for assessment center accreditation, then the individual who oversees the assessment program is called the Primary Administrator. NCCER requires the Primary Administrator to hold a current Master Trainer and Assessment Administrator Certification before the organization may proceed to the next step in the accreditation process.

     Please access step-by-step instructions on how to register for the Master Trainer and/or Assessment Administrator class by clicking the hyperlink in the Additional Resources section found below. Your class registration will be approved once your accreditation application fee has been paid and the application moves into Pending Self-Assessment status.

  3.  The third step is to pay the accreditation application fee. The application moves into the Pending Payment status once NCCER has initially approved the application. Your Master Trainer or Assessment Administrator class registration will be approved once the fee has been paid and your application has moved into Pending Self-Assessment status.

  4. The fourth step is to complete the accreditation self-assessment. The application moves into Pending Self-Assessment status once the fee has been paid. The self-assessment is completed in the accreditation application once the Sponsor Representative or Primary Administrator has attended the Master Trainer Certification class. 

        A. NCCER will review the self-assessment. The organization will move into Candidate status after the self-assessment has been approved. The organization may begin using its program and start training or testing once it has moved into Candidate status.

  5. The final step involves NCCER performing an audit of the organization. The audit will remain open until any non-conformances have been resolved by the applicant organization.