Make Your Certificate Mean More to Potential Students, Certificate Holders, Employers, and Regulators

In the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Certificate Accreditation Program, ANAB assesses and accredits certificate programs as conforming to the requirements of ANSI/ASTM E2659, the accreditation standard. ANAB conducts an assessment of an organization's certificate program to determine compliance with the accreditation standard, which contains requirements for a certificate program attesting to (among other requirements) an instructional design plan, valid and reliable assessment of intended learning outcomes, a passing standard established through a criterion-referenced method, and a system to monitor and manage the use of the certificate.

The accreditation standard also sets forth requirements related to the certificate program's organizational structure and administration, management (including required policies and procedures), records and document control systems. Organizations that participate in the ANAB Certificate Accreditation Program will develop or increase their understanding of the accreditation standard's requirements, and through such understanding, continually improve their organizations.

Why Choose Accreditation from ANAB for Your Certificate Programs?

ANAB accreditation is nationally and internationally recognized as a mark of quality and assures that employers can have confidence that the certificate holder has completed the prescribed course of study.

Cannabis Certificate Accreditation

Program (C-CAP) and Responsible Vendor Training (RVT) under the Certificate Accreditation Program (CAP) to recognize training and education certificate programs within the cannabis/hemp industries. Learn more.

CAP Workshop

We recommend taking a CAP workshop at least once throughout the accreditation process. The workshop is designed to introduce ANSI/ASTM E2659-18 and ASTM D8403. It explains requirements for developing a quality education/training course and ANAB’s accreditation process. There are two options:

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Employers and Regulators Care about ANAB Accreditation

Several industries and a number of government agencies already require ANAB-accredited certificates for their new hires-and many are considering similar requirements.

The Accreditation Process Assures Program Quality-and Certificate Value

The program is based on ANSI/ASTM E2659-18, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs. The standard requires that your program meets predefined industry requirements for content, follows predetermined processes, includes constant feedback for quality improvement, and much more. ANAB's accreditation process follows ISO/IEC 17011, the International Standard that defines quality third-party accreditation practices.

Accreditation Puts Your Program in Front of Your Competition

ANAB accreditation will signify that the certificate holder has completed a prescribed course of study designed specifically to meet predefined industry requirements-and that your organization has met, and continues to meet, standards for quality improvement. Will your competitors be able to say the same?

For more information, contact:

Caitlin O’Connell
Senior Manager, Certificate Accreditation Program

Turan Ayvaz
Senior Director, Certificate Accreditation