• Ilene Magee, Ph.D.

Ten Tips for Accreditation

Accreditation is a significant undertaking for an organization, especially an Association Management Company. Achieving a credential, such as the accreditation issued by the AMC Institute, requires focused attention and commitment to excellence, to be sure. These ten tips for accreditation provide your organization with an important foundation for success in this pursuit:


  1. Remember that the pursuit of accreditation reflects an AMC’s commitment to best practices for the Association Management Industry.

  2. Consider forming a work group, whether it be with colleagues within and/or outside of your AMC, to stay motivated, accountable, and positive.

  3. Review AMCI resources in the AMC Accreditation Download Center. You will find useful materials such as the Accreditation Handbook, information on the accreditation process, necessary forms, sample policies and forms, and the AMCI Standard of Good Practices.

  4. As part of your accreditation materials, clearly respond to each standard.

  5. Don’t hesitate to contact AMCI with any questions.

  6. Devote time each week to work on your accreditation materials.

  7. After you select your reviewer, schedule a meeting to learn about the review process.

  8. Include all team members in the accreditation process from start to finish.

  9. Stay organized by setting your own deadlines.

  10. Celebrate accomplishments along the way!


Learn more about this credential and AMC Source's recent accreditation in our recent announcement.


This post is the ninth in AMC Source's "Quick Tips for Association Management" series, highlighting 10 quick tips for various functional areas within association management. Be sure to take a look at the other posts in this series today!


Ilene Magee, PH.D.

Deputy Executive Director


Dr. Magee spearheaded AMC Source's accreditation process, ultimately helping facilitate a successful accreditation. She has earned her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington, a master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. She has served higher education for over 11 years. Learn more about Ilene


and the amazing AMC Source team on the Our Team page of our website.