IACCE Accreditation
IACCE established the Accredited Chamber Executive (ACE) Program in 1997 to recognize the professional competency of chamber of commerce professionals in the state of Illinois.

The ACE designation is based upon experience, service to IACCE, training, continuing education and personal achievement of IACCE members. The ACE designation strengthens the career development objectives of IACCE and provides personal recognition to Chamber professionals in Illinois. Applicants must be current members of IACCE.

Your completed application, along with a letter of recommendation from your chief elected volunteer and a resume of professional experience, must be submitted to IACCE by September 15. All applications must be accompanied by a $30 application fee made payable to IACCE.

Mail to: IACCE Accreditation Program
PO Box 9436
Springfield IL 62791-9436
ACE Application
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Other Accreditations

Certification or Accreditation for Chamber Professionals

IOM - Institute for Organization Management
Certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management - (sponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce)

CCE - Certified Chamber Executive
Sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) - CCE program is designed to assess the applicant's knowledge of the four core chamber management areas - management, planning and development, membership and communications, and operations.
CCE Application
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Non-Profit & Other Accreditations

CAE - Certified Association Executive
Sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives

CMP - Certified Meeting Planner
Sponsored by the Convention Industry

Accreditation of a Chamber of Commerce

US Chamber - Chamber Accreditation Program
Accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the only program of its kind that defines excellence in chamber planning and recognizes chambers for outstanding contributions toward positive change in their communities.