Accreditation Standards: Examination-Based Certification

Examination-Based Certification Programs

Overview of Accreditation Standards for Examination-Based Certification Programs

Organizations submitting application for initial accreditation AND organizations submitting application for reaccreditation of examination-based certification programs are to complete the application linked below.

Accreditation Standards for Examination-Based Certification Programs as of June 30, 2017

Summaries of standards revisions from August and October 2016 and June 2017 are linked below.


Please contact the ABSNC office (info@ABSNC.org) with questions about any of the accreditation programs.

ABSNC has created a helpful template for the tables required for accreditation/reaccreditation of Examination-Based Certification Programs (e.g., item writers in standard 8.2; passing point panel in standard 12.2). Download the template here.