Accreditation

The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists offers accreditation for denominational records centers and archives. If interested in having a records center or archives accredited, peruse these documents.

Accreditation is a quality assurance process through which a record-keeping facility of the Seventh-day Adventist Church can demonstrate that it meets the minimum record-keeping standards and guidelines recommended by the Office of Archives, Statistics and Research (ASTR). ASTR is committed to improving the quality of records management in Adventist Church organizations worldwide. Implementing and supporting an effective records accreditation program within these organizations will provide a vital tool for quality on-site records management. Furthermore, once accredited, with its proficiency certified, records centers, archives or libraries will be better placed to ensure the deposit of current records from all entities within an organization, and the transfer of historic records from administrative headquarters for long-term preservation.

Entities and Institutions Holding Accreditation

Please note that entities and institutions within a Division's territory are listed alphabetically underneath that Division; Divisions are listed in alphabetical order. Entities marked with an asterisk have not yet been accredited.

  • East-Central Africa Division [Recognized Records Center and Emerging Archives until 2029]
  • Inter-American Division*
    • Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission [Emerging Records Center until 2028]
    • Chiapas Mexican Union Conference [Emerging Records Center until 2028]
    • Inter-Oceanic Mexican Union Conference [Emerging Records Center until 2028]
    • Southeast Mexican Union Mission [Emerging Records Center until 2028]
  • North American Division*
    • Center for Adventist Research, Andrews University (United States of America) [Center of Excellence until 2025]
    • Walter Utt Center for Adventist History, Pacific Union College (United States of America) [Approved Archives until 2025]
  • South American Division*
    • Ecuador Union Mission [Emerging Records Center until 2028]
    • North Peru Union Mission [Emerging Records Center until 2028]
    • South Peru Union Mission [Emerging Records Center until 2028]
  • Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (South Africa) [Approved Records Center and Recognized Archives until 2028]
  • Southern Asia Division Archives (India) [Emerging Records Center and Archives until 2025]
  • Southern Asia-Pacific Division Records Center and Archives (Philippines) [Approved Records Center and Archives until 2028]
    • East Indonesia Union Conference [Recognized Records Center and Archives until 2029]
    • North Philippine Union Conference [Emerging Records Center and Archives until 2028]
    • West Indonesia Union Mission [Recognized Records Center and Archives until 2029]
  • South Pacific Division [Approved Archives until 2028]
  • Trans-European Division*
    • Roy Graham Library Special Collections, Newbold College of Higher Education (United Kingdom) [Recognized Archives until 2025]
  • West Central Africa Division Archives and Headquarters Records Center (Côte d’Ivoire) [Approved Records Center and Archives until 2025]
    • Western Sahel Union Mission [Emerging Records Center until 2028]