National Commission for Certifying Agencies
The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) is an independent organization that has identified the essential components of a national certification program and determines if certification organizations meet established standards based on those components. These standards are nationally recognized principles utilized by a variety of certification organizations for certification programs in diverse professions. Accreditation by the NCCA indicates that ONCC programs have been evaluated by the Commission and found to meet or exceed all of its established standards. The following ONCC Certification programs are accredited by NCCA: OCN®, AOCN®, AOCNP®, AOCNS®, CPON®, CPHON®,and CBCN®.
Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification
The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) grants accreditation based on peer review and determination that a specialty nursing certification program has met the high standards established by ABSNC. ONCC programs that are accredited by ABSNC include OCN®, AOCNP®, AOCNS®, CBCN®, and CPON®.