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Accreditation

Questions? Contact:

Ali Ehrlich
Director of Operations
Political Affairs & Federation Relations
aehrlich@uschamber.com
202-463-5760

 
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. The purpose of the U.S. Chamber's Accreditation Program is to facilitate continuing excellence in the chamber industry and to foster a pro-business environment across America.


Access the June 2015 Accreditation statistics here: 


Who is Accredited?

There are over 800 chambers that have participated in the program since 1964, among which only 199 currently remain accredited. With nearly 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.

View a directory of all accredited chambers

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

U.S. Chamber Awards 13 Chambers with Accreditation

On June 17, the United States Chamber of Commerce awarded 13 chambers with Accreditation for their effective organizational procedures and deep commitment to advancing the united interests of the business community.