Applying for Archive Service Accreditation

Planning your application

Archive services in the UK which meet the eligibility criteria can apply to be accredited against the standard.

The guidance documents explain what is expected of an archive service in terms of meeting the Archive Service Accreditation Standard. Archive services that are in the very early stages of planning their application should consult the guidance document Getting Started with Archive Service Accreditation.

Archive services interested in applying for accreditation are advised to contact their home nation assessor body responsible for managing the application process before planning their application for advice.

Timing your application

Your assessor body can provide advice on making your application and can advise you on the assessment schedule.

Archive services in England should note that the assessment of an application at any given Archive Service Accreditation Panel will only be guaranteed if agreed in advance. Applications for Archive Service Accreditation should be made at least three months before the date of an Archive Service Accreditation Panel to guarantee review at that panel.

The next panels will take place on:

  • 1  July 2021
  • 4 November 2021
  • Early March 2022

Apply for Archive Service Accreditation

Archive services should use the online application system to make their application for accreditation.

Apply for Archive Service Accreditation using the online application system

A copy of the application form is available here for reference.

The statement below explains how any information held in the system is used.

Statement on use of data in online application system (PDF, 0.12 MB)

Y defnydd ar yr wybodaeth a roddwch yn eich cais am Achrediad Gwasanaethau Archifau (PDF, 0.12 MB)