Accreditation Application Instructions

An organization seeking initial accreditation from ABSNC must submit an electronic Letter of Intent to the ABSNC office at The letter must be submitted at least 90 calendar days before application submission. To meet application submission requirements, programs must have a minimum of 100 certificants or have been active for a period of one year.  

The application process is designed to allow the applicant organization to demonstrate a certification program meets each ABSNC Standard. A copy of the application instructions for the application process at are provided.

Beginning on January 1, 2024, all applications will be submitted on the ABSNC Certification Management Platform. Organizations with currently accredited programs, that have applications due between January 1, 2024 and July 1, 2024, will be offered a one-time 6-month submission extension. 

Once an initial application is approved, accreditation fees must be submitted.