Accredited Assessment Center Eligibility
Are you eligible to become an NCCER Accredited Assessment Center?
Acceptable Organizations for Accreditation
- Trade Association
- Labor Organization
- Certain Government Agencies
- Temporary Employment Agency
- Other entity deemed appropriate by NCCER
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Accredited Assessment Center Requirements
The following is a list of requirements that must be met in order to become an Accredited Assessment Center:
- Read, understand, and agree to abide by the NCCER Accreditation Guidelines
- Complete application forms (Form 100A and 100A-1)
- Provide letters of recommendation from clients and/or users
- Provide completed credit application
- Provide Certificate of Insurance or Notarized Security letter
- Fax to (386-518-6303) or scan and email (firstname.lastname@example.org) application form and proof of business to Accreditation Department -Proof of business (i.e. Certificate of Incorporation, Certificate of LLC, Business License, Company By-Laws etc.)
- Identify a Primary Administrator and complete online registration for the Master Trainer Instructor Certification Training Program and Administrator Certification Training Program classes
- Modify Form 100A and submit original application to NCCER along with application fee: $1,995.00 (company check made payable to NCCER, name on check must match company name)
- Send an individual to successfully complete the Master Trainer Instructor Certification Training Program and Administrator Certification Training Program classes, become certified, and function as the formal liaison with NCCER
- Agree to comply with assessment program audit procedures
- Have resources needed to effectively administer assessments and performance verifications
- Have a written policy prohibiting the use, possession, concealment, or sale of drugs, controlled substances, alcohol, and firearms
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Approval of Accreditation
This begins upon approval of application and required items mentioned above and both the Master Trainer Instructor Certification Training Program and Administrator Certification Training Program classes being successfully completed.
- Applicant organization will be awarded candidate status and initial audit will be scheduled within six months. (This does not mean the audit will necessarily take place within the six months, but one must be scheduled.)
- Assessment program must be actively operating for audit to be scheduled.
- After audit, a list of items (if any) of nonconformance will be given to the candidate organization and must be corrected before receiving accreditation.
- NCCER reserves the right to contact assessment program participants to obtain feedback on the quality of the program in question.
- Accreditation or removal of accreditation shall remain the sole right of the NCCER.
- Annual Report must be submitted using Form 103 postmarked to NCCER Accreditation Department no later than August 31 of each year.
- Re-accreditation audits shall be conducted every three years.
- Accredited Assessment Center must remain in good financial standing with NCCER (invoices are due upon receipt).
- Compliance with all applicable occupational health, safety and environmental laws, and regulations must be met.
- Safety for all assessment/laboratory facilities must be ensured.
- All assessment personnel must be certified through NCCER’s process and function in accordance with the policies set forth in this document.
- All programs must use National Craft Assessment Certification Program Assessments and Performance Verifications.
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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 Accreditation Department to determine how your organization can best fit into the NCCER accreditation processes.