Questions? Contact:

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

COVID 2020 Update:
Please continue to send your completed applications as per the program's instructions, but also send a copy via DropBox to
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 2020 Accreditation statistics here.

Who is Accredited?

There are over 890 chambers that have participated in the program since 1964. Currently, 202 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.

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