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Access the November 2016 Accreditation statistics here:
Who is Accredited?
There are over 850 chambers that have participated in the program since 1964. Currently, 206 chambers carry this distinction. With aproximately 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.
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?
Select the appropriate link below to find out how your chamber can become accredited. Regional and metro chambers follow the same guidelines as local chambers.
Please note that Accreditation applications are accepted three times per year:
- March 31
- August 31
- December 31
Accreditation in the news
On November 16, the United States Chamber of Commerce awarded 16 chambers with Accreditation for their effective organizational procedures and deep commitment to advancing the united interests of the business community.