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Dedicated. Professional. Reliable.

The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES®) was founded as a trade association in 1987 to promote excellence in the field of credential evaluation. In the absence of a US government agency that monitors such services, NACES is committed to formulating and maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards in the field. Members of NACES are independent, nongovernmental organizations that provide credential evaluation services to individuals who have completed part or all of their education outside the United States.

Mission Statement

NACES member organizations demonstrate the highest ethical and practice standards through a rigorous membership process. We serve education institutions, professional organizations, regulatory and legal entities, business communities, and individuals in the authentication, verification, analysis, and evaluation of education obtained outside the United States.

Vision Statement

To serve as the authority in the credential evaluation field and to guide the evolution of the profession in the ever-broadening contexts for applied comparative education in the global community.