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Application Process

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Planning for NCCA Accreditation?

The accreditation application process takes a minimum of 3-4 months to complete, from the time the application is submitted to the time the applicant receives official notification of the accreditation decision.

Note: A certification program may apply for accreditation after one year of assessment instrument administration or administration to at least 500 candidates using the current assessment mechanism, whichever comes first.

Submission deadlines occur three times per year:

  • January 31st
  • April 30th
  • August 31st

A self-assessment checklist is available to help you to gauge your program's readiness to apply for accreditation. This is a tool for your own evaluation purposes and is not to be submitted to the NCCA as part of the application process.

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