Any voting member or non-voting affiliate member as described in Article V, paragraph A or B of the NACVSO Bylaws, in good standing that has completed the Accreditation Course or equivalent (determined by the Education Committee) may apply for NACVSO recommendation for VA accreditation, in accordance with 38 U.S.C. part 14 by:

  • NACVSO offers accreditation training during the annual training conference and specially scheduled Contract Training classes.

  • Members who attend the required NACVSO training classes and pass the end of course exam may apply for accreditation by submitting the necessary documents to the office of the National Service Director (pdf only, please do not scan in TIFF, JPG, GIF, etc. formats).

  • Attending training does not automatically qualify you for accreditation.  You must apply for accreditation through the National Service Director.  All accreditation applications are to be sent to the NSD email (if sent to a different email it will not be accepted as received)

To assist you, Follow the instructions on National Service Directors Webpage (you must be a paid member to access)

Follow the instructionson the webpage and DO NOT send additional information that is not needed as this causes delay in or return of your application.**

Office of General Council (OGC) has stopped issuing the paper accreditation card.  OGC welcome letters will be delivered to the NSD via email and in-turn to you via email only, no exceptions.  To speed up this process please place your email address in Block 2 under your business address on the VA Form 21 - OR block 7B of the January 2016 VA Form 21 ***

Continueing Education Requirement (CEU's):

Once accreditation has been approved with NACVSO, the completion of 16 hours of Continuing Education Units is required each year (1 Jan - 31 Dec).  If you choose to attend training outside of NACVSO, it is the accredited representative's responsibility to maintain the approved training material.  Training material may be required to submit (do not send until asked to) to the NSD if the USDVA OGC performs an audit on your accreditation.  Failure to do so may result in revocation of your accreditation(s).  
Here is a link to the Fillable CEU Form

Maintaining current membership with NACVSO is also required. Failure to maintain membership and/or failure to complete the annual CEU requirement may result in a revocation of the accreditation.

When submitting multiple application packets, each packet must include all of the necessary documents.  Those processing the packets will not make copies of documents to complete the additional packets.   Before you submit, your accreditation packages or CEUs review the document to ensure it is clearly readable.  If the file(s) is/are not readable or are not complete, they will be emailed back to you.  If you have questions or need assistance contact the NSD via e-mail at the NSD email.

Once you are accredited with NACVSO you may apply for cross accreditation with other VSO's whom NACVSO has aggreements with.