Accredited Assessment Center Eligibility

Are you eligible to become an NCCER Accredited Assessment Center?

Acceptable Organizations for Accreditation

  • Contractors
  • Owner/Operators
  • Trade Associations
  • Labor Organizations
  • Certain Government Agencies
  • Temporary Employment Agencies*
  • Consultants*
  • Other entities deemed appropriate by NCCER*
  • International Organizations**

*Applications will be review for appropriate industry linkage and program resources.

**Eligibility determined by NCCER based on market, type of organization and availability of appropriate training materials. Contact customer service for more information.

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Accredited Assessment Center Requirements

If your organization will be applying for both Assessment Center and Training Sponsor accreditation, the Assessment Center application should be completed first.

The following is a list of requirements that must be met in order to become an Accredited Assessment Center:

  1. Read, understand, and agree to abide by the NCCER Accreditation Guidelines
    • All Applicant organizations must have been in business for at least 3 years prior to application date.
    • All Applicant organizations must have a commercial business address (home/residential addresses are not acceptable).

  2. Submit the following Application for Assessment Center Accreditation in the Registry along with the following supporting documentation:
    • Proof of business (i.e. Certificate of Incorporation, Certificate of LLC, Business License, Company By-Laws etc.)
    • Completed credit application (downloaded from within the electronic application)
    • 3 letters of recommendation for your organization from clients and/or users, dated within the last three months
    • Organizational chart showing both names and titles, to include the Primary Administrator and their immediate supervisor
    • Notarized Security Letter (instructions and template from within the electronic application)

NCCER will review the documents submitted and will approve the application or request more information. If approved to move forward, the application fee can be paid within the electronic application by credit card.

Following payment, the organization will:

  1. Complete online registration for the Primary Administrator to attend the Master Trainer Instructor Certification Training Program and Administrator Certification Training Program
  2. Attend the Master Trainer Instructor Certification Training Program and Administrator Certification Training Program ($1,115 class registration fee per attendee)

Following completion of the Master Trainer Instructor Certification Training Program and Administrator Certification Training Program, the Primary Administrator complete the Self-Assessment portion of the electronic application and submit the following:

  • Photos of assessment and/or performance verification facilities set up as they would be for an evaluation (i.e. computer labs, performance testing spaces, etc.)

NCCER will review the Self-Assessment and photos. If approved, the organization will move into Candidate status as an Accredited Assessment Center.

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Candidate Status

Organization will remain in Candidate status until the initial audit is closed. During Candidate status an organization can:

  • Have Master Trainer(s) train and certify performance evaluators
  • Train and certify coordinators and proctors to administer assessments
  • Order and administer assessments
  • Deliver performance verifications and submit to NCCER

For an audit to take place the assessment program must be actively administering assessments and/or submitting performance verifications to NCCER.

NCCER will contact the organization to schedule the initial audit. All non-conformances from the audit must be resolved for NCCER to close the audit and grant official accreditation.

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All National Craft Assessment and Certification Program assessment materials are the copyrighted, intellectual property of the NCCER. In other words, all written assessments, performance verifications, and practical examinations are exclusively owned by NCCER. Neither Accredited Assessment Centers nor Authorized Assessment Sites own these assessment products; they purchase the right to use them in accordance with NCCER guidelines and policies. When an Accredited Assessment Center’s accreditation is terminated or revoked, all assessment materials must be returned to NCCER for destruction and/or cancellation.

STOP! If your organization does not meet and agree to the above eligibility criteria, becoming an NCCER Accredited Assessment Center may not be the best fit for your organization. Contact the NCCER workforce development department to determine how your organization can best fit into the NCCER accredited network.