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Chamber Accreditation Program

The Accreditation Program facilitates continuing excellence in the chamber industry to foster a pro-business environment across America.

Accreditation with the United States Chamber of Commerce is the only program of its kind that defines excellence in chamber planning and recognizes chambers for outstanding contributions toward positive change in their communities.

Find Your Accredited Chamber of Commerce

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Who is Accredited?

There are over 900 chambers that have participated in the program since 1964. Currently, 194 chambers carry this distinction.

With approximately 7,000 chambers in the United States, Accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a prestigious honor that distinguishes the high quality, expertise, and strong leadership displayed by Accredited state and local chambers of commerce. Access the June 2023 Accreditation Statistics (Excel).

Why become Accredited?

By earning Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a chamber shows its dedication to:

  • Reviewing, improving, and promoting strong business practices
  • Recognizing leadership and outstanding contributions to the community
  • Supporting the principles of free enterprise and promoting pro-growth policies at federal, state, and local levels
  • Establishing best practices and staying in-step with industry changes

Are you ready to apply for Accreditation?

Learn more about Accreditation for local, metro, and regional chambers or state chambers.

Questions? Contact:

Ali Ehrlich, IOM, CAE
Senior Director, Operations
Political Affairs & Federation Relations

Important Dates

Please note that Accreditation applications are accepted three times per year:

  • March 31
  • August 31
  • December 31

2023 Dates

  • March 31, 2023 (Renewal /Accreditation would be completed in June 2023)
  • August 31, 2023 (Renewal /Accreditation would be completed in November 2023)
  • December 31, 2023 (Renewal /Accreditation would be completed in March 2024)

2024 Dates

  • March 31, 2024 (Renewal /Accreditation would be completed in June 2024)
  • August 31, 2024 (Renewal /Accreditation would be completed in November 2024)
  • December 31, 2024 (Renewal /Accreditation would be completed in March 2025)