What is Certification?

Certification is the process through which an organization grants recognition to an individual, organization, process, service, or product that meets certain established criteria.

What is a Certificate Program?

A certificate program is an educational program that results in a certificate of completion rather than a degree.

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is the process by which a credentialing or educational program is evaluated against defined standards, and when in compliance with these standards, is awarded recognition by a third party. The American Board of Forensic Accounting® is currently aligning its certification programs with ANSI standards in anticipation of applying for accreditation through ANSI for its certifications.

Becoming certified may enhance your education and assist you in receiving a job, attaining a promotion, or validating education and experience. Some added benefits for becoming certified may include recognition of knowledge and skills by a third party, continued professional development, demonstrates a high level of commitment to the field and a differentiator in a competitive job market.

Please note that certification does not give you legal permission to practice or work within a specific field. Only licensure can provide that.

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