Accreditation & Affiliation
of Training Bodies

Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) Kerala

The Government of Kerala has designated ASAP Kerala as the regulator of skill training institutes in the state that are not affiliated with the Sector Skill Council or any university or directorate. We’ve been entrusted with this responsibility as we’re the first organisation in the state to be recognised by NCVET. The direction aims to streamline the skilling sector and benefit the state, as well as trainers and trainees.

In July 2022, ASAP Kerala was accorded dual recognition as an Awarding Body (AB) and an Assessment Agency (AA) by the National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India. NCVET, an overarching umbrella regulator, seeks to establish regulations and standards to ensure quality across the entire vocational training value chain.

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

A single-window application called Kerala Skill Accreditation Platform (K-SAP) is being set up. A manual process will be followed till the launch of K-SAP. 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

letter of Accreditation by ASAP Kerala

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