Accreditation & Affiliation
of Training Bodies

Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) Kerala

ASAP Kerala received dual recognition in July 2022 as both an Awarding Body (AB) and an Assessment Agency (AA) from NCVET, the first institute to receive it in the State of Kerala. This recognition demonstrates that ASAP Kerala has met the necessary criteria and standards set by NCVET for assessing the skills and competencies of individuals in vocational education and training and to award qualifications to the successful candidates.

The Higher Education Department, Govt. of Kerala has approved in principle, the accreditation of training bodies so that students taking the affiliated courses can be assessed and certified and credits awarded on satisfactory completion of NSQF aligned courses.

What is accreditation?

Accreditation of a skill training centre (TC), which is an entity created by a skill training body (TB), is a quality control procedure wherein training facilities are assessed with respect to the necessary standards. The process involves assessing TBs and affiliating their selected job roles against the prescribed quality standards. Accreditation of TBs aids in efficiently administering and delivering competency-based skill training, along with better visibility and acceptance of its skill courses.

Why is accreditation essential?

The primary objective of accreditation is to bring standardization to the skill ecosystem in Kerala. It offers TBs support to raise standards of skill delivery. It also focusses on the objective evaluation of skill providers, fostering excellence in TBs, and enabling trainees to make informed choices. Industry-standard and relevant assessment and certification are also ensured with the long-term objective of alignment with NSQF.

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How to apply

Kindly fill out the form shared below. We will connect with you at the earliest to assist you with the accreditation process.

For more details, kindly reach out to us at:
9746009731/ 9495999762 (Programme Manager in-charge of Accreditation Division)




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Benchmarking of courses with industry standards


Get your skill courses endorsed by ASAP


Enhance your training credentials and improve brand recognition


Incorporate industry-recognised practices for quality improvement

Merits of Accreditation

Certificate of Accreditation & Certificate of Course Affiliation

Get listed in ASAP Kerala's register of accredited agencies

Increased student enrollment

Improved visibility among prime recruiters

Enhanced market acceptability

Public acceptance

Progression towards National Standards