Specifications for Accreditations

The documents used in the accreditation process are available here.

The Office of Archives, Statistics and Research (ASTR) holds to the principle that denominational accreditation is not dependent upon regional, state, or national requirements. Nevertheless, many of the criteria established by ASTR coincide with international archives and records management standards.

The accrediting standards used by the Office of Archives, Statistics and Research comprise the criteria for accreditation. These criteria are subject to periodic evaluation and provide consistent guidelines for the evaluation of archives and records centers.

General Accreditation Documents

Eligibility, Application, and Survey Processes

Accreditation Manual 2023

Levels of Accreditation

Accreditation Specification Documents

Archives - Emerging

Archives - Recognized

Archives - Approved

Records Center - Emerging

Records Center - Recognized

Records Center - Approved

Archives and Records Center - Excellence

Score Sheet: Archives - Emerging

Score Sheet: Archives - Recognized

Score Sheet: Archives - Approved

Score Sheet: Records Center - Emerging

Score Sheet: Records Center - Recognized

Score Sheet: Records Center - Approved

Score Sheet: Center of Excellence