Accreditation Benefits

Accreditation secures notable improvements across several quality areas including training program purpose, facility, equipment, program features, management staff, and instructors/trainers. Other areas that are visibly improved include:

  • Competitive advantage and marketing tool
  • Enhanced position for state or federal funding opportunities
  • Expedited access to new NIMS products, including previews and beta testing opportunities
  • Improved recordkeeping and documentation
  • Official designation as a nationally-recognized training program
  • Nationally credentialed instructors/trainers
  • All instructor testing fees waived for applicants and accredited programs
  • Reinforced industry relations (for programs in educational settings)
  • Training performance metrics that are tied to national industry standards
  • Third-party validation of training quality


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