American Council for Accredited Certification

The Certification Council

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CESB and NCCA Accreditation

What Does Accreditation Mean?

The ACAC operates CESB-accredited certification programs for professionals in indoor air quality and related fields. What does it mean to be accredited?

Third Party Approval

Accreditation is the independent testimony of a third-party observer that an organization's program is developed and operated in compliance with nationally recognized standards.

The Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB), founded in 1991, has established a national reputation for accrediting certification programs in engineering and science-related fields.

ACAC offers the only programs dedicated to the field of indoor air quality to achieve CESB accreditation:

High Standards

In order to qualify for CESB accreditation, a certification program must meet high standards of program operation:

ACAC offers the only CESB accredited designations dedicated to the field of indoor air quality. Though its board-awarded designations meet all these requirements and more, the same cannot be said of many other professional certification programs. Other organizations allow office staffers to grant certification in exchange for payment of fees and passing a simple examination based on a mandatory course with limited information. Field experience is rarely required, much less verified. As a result, "instant certifications" from such organizations are nearly worthless when challenged in court.

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24 ACAC certification programs are accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB). 
All ACAC examinations are compliant with standards published by APA, AERA and NCME.