The Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada (CACC) has moved to an electronic application process. We strongly encourage all chambers who are applying for accreditation/reaccreditation to take advantage of the new digital application form.
To begin the accreditation/reaccreditation process you must check off the principles of the Core Definition of a Chamber of Commerce/Board of Trade which apply to your chamber. All chambers must meet the 18 core principals before proceeding with the application process.
Determine your chamber size according to the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada (CACC).
Submit the completed application form with required documents attached to your provincial/territorial/regional chamber by the bi‐annual deadlines set by CACC - 2nd Wednesday in April and September. The deadline is outlined on the application form.
The provincial/territorial/regional representative will provide feedback on your application at this point. If necessary, you will be advised of any deficiencies needing to be corrected.
The CACC meets in June and November to review all new accreditations/reaccreditations.
You will be notified following the CACC meeting regarding the status of your application. Accredited Chambers will be recognized at the next AGM of either the Canadian Chamber of Commerce or the applicable Provincial/Territorial Chamber.
Chambers that receive accreditation will be subject to periodic updates of their designation.