Accreditation (ABC)

Recognizing strategic thinking

IABC formally closed its Accreditation Program in 2013. However, the foundation that is now in place to move forward toward ISO certification for communication professionals is a lasting legacy that will continue to increase competencies in the industry for generations to come.

While honoring the history and understanding gained from the ABC (Accredited Business Communicator) program, this new series of certifications will be developed to be in keeping with ISO (17024), an international standard for professional certifications. Many ABCs were involved in guiding the vision for this new program and ABC designees continue to be instrumental in its development.

Learn more about the new certification program