Accreditation Standards: Assessment-Based Certificate Programs

Assessment-Based Certificate Programs

The ABSNC Board of Directors has approved accreditation standards for assessment-based certificate (ABC) programs. Organizations applying for initial accreditation AND organizations submitting applications for reaccreditation of assessment-based programs can complete the application on the ABSNC Certification Platform at

A copy of the application in MS Word format is provided below:

  • Please contact the ABSNC office ( with questions about any of the accreditation programs.

ABSNC has created a helpful template for the tables required for accreditation/reaccreditation of Assessment-Based Certificate Programs (e.g., SME information in standard 2.6).  Download the template here.