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For more information regarding NABET accreditation, you may contact at:

Office Address

National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET)

ITPI Building, 6th Floor, 4 – A, Ring Road,
I P Estate, New Delhi – 110002

Tel: +91 – 11 – 2332 3416, 2332 3417, 2332 3418,
2332 3419, 2332 3420, 2332 3421, 2332

Registered Address

Quality Council of India

2nd Floor, Institution of Engineers Building, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi – 110002, India

Tel: +91-11-2337 9321, 2337 8056, 2337 8217, 2337 8057, 2337 9260, 2337 0079, 2337 0567, 2337 8837, 2337 8838, 2337 9621 ,Fax: +91-11-2337 8678

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. NABET, National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET), a constituent Board of Quality Council of India is engaged in offering the following services    Accreditation for Schools
  2. Accreditation of Training Course Providers, Vocational Training courses
  3. Accreditation of Consultants and Consultant Bodies
  4. Accreditation of Personnel Certification Bodies 

NABET was earlier known by the name of NRBPT or National Registration Board for Personnel and Training. 

Some of the benefits of NABET accreditation include:

  1. Use of NABET logo – a mark of quality
  2. Recognition of competence and capability
  3. Publicity through QCI web site and publications
  4. Verification mechanism for continual improvements
  5. Growth in business
  6. A number of organizations give preference to NABET accreditations thereby giving your business an edge over others.

NABET accredited courses are being conducted in Europe (Turkey, Germany), Middle East (U.A.E., Oman, Saudi Arabia etc.), Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka).

For each accreditation services, NABET empanels Assessors. The Assessors have to qualify as per the requirements pertaining to the particular accreditation services. Besides educational & technical qualifications, experience etc, the focus is to ensure that there is no conflict of interest in any way. It means if you are conducting training in a particular sector, then you cannot be an assessor for accreditation for that particular sector. 
For more details you may refer to the Assessor empanelment procedure for each sector. 
In case you meet all requirements then you should forward your resume in the prescribed format to Director, NABET for further action. If found suitable during preliminary assessment, you would be called for an interview with a panel of experts thereafter.

At present accreditation of schools etc is not mandatory but accredited bodies do get preference over non accredited bodies.
A number of other government subsidy schemes are linked to accreditation.

Yes, you can suggest changes in the criteria. These will be referred to the panel of experts and the NABET Board. Changes will be incorporated if accepted.

In case any of the staff members below the rank of Director, the complaints can be sent to Director, NABET at
For any complaints pertaining to the Director, these can be sent to the Secretary General, QCI.

Frequently Asked Questions For Schools

Accreditation is a system or process for providing public confidence and a tool for improvement used by educational institutions. It is process that ensures the school has been reviewed in terms of its academics, recruiting, admissions, faculty, and more. It signals students that the institution will provide quality education and continuously work to improve its overall effectiveness and student outcomes. When you see that an institution is accredited by a recognized authority, you can be sure of its integrity and commitment to students.

  1. A school needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide educational service that meets  and exceeds the interested parties requirements with a view to provide holistic education and facilitate overall development of students
  2. Aims to enhance interested party satisfaction through the effective application of process approach for continual improvement of the system.

It has been developed with a view to define and implement systems to

  1. Provide educational services that aim to achieve/enhance level of interested parties.
  2. Provide a basis for assessing and where required, rating the effectiveness of an educational management system
  3. Develop quality consciousness interested parties involved in school activities.

Q. Differentiate between affiliation, certification and accreditation?

Affiliation – It is partnership between two or more parties

Certification – It refers to the confirmation of certain characteristics of an object, person or organization

Accreditation – It is a process in which certification of competency, authority or credibility is presented 

Accreditation is not for a specific period of time but is a continuing relationship that is subject to periodic review. Comprehensive evaluations, including site visits by a team of empanelled NABET assessors, takes place annually. The Standards for Accreditation guide all decisions.

The school applies to NABET with requisite documents for a desk review. Only after comprehensive review, on-site evaluation and the subsequent satisfactory closure of the observations and the approval of the school accreditation committee, accreditation is granted. The length of time depends on a number of factors, including how long the institution has been in operation and the results of its on-site evaluations.

One way of gauging the quality of a private school is through the school’s accreditation. It is important  to know something about the school litself.  

An accrediting organization that requires its schools to uphold standards comparable to state standards may apply for recognition. These standards include, but are not limited to, consideration of the school’s goals and objectives; compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory statutes; effective administration and governance; the teaching of a balanced curriculum; implementation of personnel practices which ensure hiring qualified instructional leaders with college degrees; student achievement; and indicator-based quality of learning.  

Accredited schools usually have a higher quality curriculum and more qualified teachers. Grades and courses completed at accredited private schools are accepted in public schools if you ever wish to transfer your child. In addition, if your child intends to seek admission to a college or university, a diploma from a non-accredited high school may not be recognized for meeting admission requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions For Skills Training

With Effect from 1st September 2012, any Industrial Training Institute (Government or Private) is required to seek Accreditation for any trade/unit from Quality Council of India (QCI),NABET, New Delhi before seeking NCVT affiliation through DGE&T, New Delhi.

Yes. QCI (NABET) accreditation is pre – requisite for NCVT affiliation with effect from 1st September 2012

As explained in point no.1, the Industrial Training Institute (Government or Private) is required to seek QCI (NABET) Accreditation for new/ addition of trade / unit in the existing Institute.

Industrial Training Institute (Government/Private) will be required to fill online “Application Form” available on QCI Please take the help from User Manual Guide for filling the online application form & Snap shot for each field to guide application.

The “Application Form” for applying to obtain accreditation QCI(NABET) for New trade and/or Additional Trade / Unit in Existing Trade is same. The Copy of” Application Form” is available on QCI website –

QCI (NABET) will not accept any application for accreditation in hardcopy. All the applicants will be required to apply to QCI (NABET) through online. “Application Form” is available on QCI website –

    • Initially one visit is planned by QCI (NABET). Assessing Team comprising of two officers may conduct assessment in a day. If required an additional visit may be planned to verify the corrective action being taken by the Institute. In case the third visit is required to verify the corrective action, the same will be charged additionally in line with the fees given in Annexure -1 of Accreditation Criteria for Government and Private Industrial Training Institutes Seeking NCVT Affiliation.

Details of the documents required to be submitted/ uploaded in application is available on QCI website –

Detailed NABET Accreditation Criteria for Government and Private Industrial Training Institutes seeking NCVT Affiliation is available on QCI Website –

  • User manual for the benefit of the applicant is available on website describing the various screens available in software and how to fill the application. In case Institute still face the problem in filling online application they can contact NABET Secretariat on the following e-mail and phone numbers :
    1. Tel : 011 -2337 8056/ 8057/ 9321/ 8217/ 9260/0079
    2. Fax : 011 – 2337 8678

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Yes, A Guide to understand the requirements of criteria is available on QCI website –

The application submitted to QCI to grant accreditation will not be rejected under accreditation process. In case, if there is any discrepancies in filling the ”Application Form” the opportunity is provided to improve upon the shortcomings observed during the process of scrutinizing stages.

Yes. All the mandatory requirements have been shown in Application form with red colour astric sign (*). At the same time, NCVT requirements are built in the system and the system will inform about the non – fulfilment of requirements. Online application will be accepted only & only when all the requirements are submitted.

    • Yes, applicant can save application at intermediate stages. An opportunity is also provided to applicant for editing the information before submitting to QCI.

No. The online application form duly filled in all respect will be accepted by QCI.

The information submitted in application form, accepted by QCI cannot be changed or replaced. In case applicant wish to make any changes then applicant need to send the details to QCI (NABET) with a request and supporting necessary information for making changes in the “Application Form”.

    • Yes, you can see the status of your application by logging your user name and password allotted by QCI

Yes, Each institute has to apply for accreditation separately and the fees for each Institute need to be submitted separately along with the duly filled application form.

Yes. QCI (NABET) will charge as additional fees of Rs. 15,000/ per visit over and above two visits as mentioned in Annexure -1 of NABET Accreditation Criteria for Government and Private Industrial Training Institutes Seeking NCVT Affiliation.

Yes. Institute can make the payment online through RTGS Transfer in favour of Quality Council of India payable at New Delhi. Details of RTGS Transfer is available on website –

Institute can make the payment through A/c Payee cheque or Bank Draft. All the payments to QCI will be made through account payee draft/ Cheque or online transfer in favour of Quality Council of India payable at New Delhi.

Each year there will be surveillance assessment. In all there will be three surveillance assessments between Initial Accreditation and re-accreditation. Fourth Surveillance Assessment will be clubbed with Re- Accreditation process.

Re- accreditation process is similar to initial accreditation process where an Institute needs to apply for reaccreditation by following the process similar to initial accreditation.

No their will not be any visit of Standing Committee. Visit to Industrial Training Institute will be made by Quality Council of India only.

An Institute will be granted accreditation for four years only.

Quality Manual is a document which describes different systems and process being followed by the Institute. Copy of Sample Quality Manual is available on QCI website –

Yes. DGE&T has made its system to monitor 5% verification of recommendation cases on random basis made by QCI to ensure full compliance of the prescribed Standard as per NCVT norms.

Yes. The process of making complaint or feedback to QCI is available on QCI website –

  • No. For the benefit of applicant following documents have been made available on QCI website –
  • Guidance Document to help the applicant
  • User manual to fill the online application
  • Sample Quality Manual to understand the requirements of Quality System
  • Accreditation criteria for Government and Private Industrial Training Institutes
  • Application Form – Annexure –III
  • Progress card Format – Annexure –IV
  • Website details – Annexure –V

NCVT Requirements – Annexure G1 to G5

The Institute where the affiliation is granted by NCVT to all the Basic Module of a defined Sector can only apply for advance module of a particular sector for accreditation. On the recommendation of NABET-QCI, the proposal will be sent to DGE&T to consider granting affiliation with NCVT.

Yes, Government Institute can seek accreditation for any module in the sector under COE Scheme allotted by DGE&T and desired trade in the same proposal

Assessment for accreditation will be conducted during office working hours only (Generally between 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.).

If any document is provided in regional language, translated copy in English invariably enclosed.

No admission is allowed in NCVT trades before affiliation is granted by NCVT Sub-Committee.

    • As per new affiliation procedure decided by the NCVT on 23rd November 2008, the effective date of affiliation is the date on which the affiliation is granted by the Sub Committee of the NCVT for affiliation, which is mentioned below:-
      1. Affiliation granted between 1st January to 30th June will be effective from the session beginning August of the same year.

Affiliation granted between 1st July to 31st December will be effective from the session beginning February of next year.

  • ITI’s are required to follow the infrastructure requirements as laid down by National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) guidelines.
    1. Building plan and site plan should be properly prepared to suitable scale in metric system by a professional architect and duly authenticated by him with his signature, name, registration no. issued by architect’s council. If the Institute is old, building plan shown to previous Inspection Committee should also be produced, verified along with the affiliation report. Copies of registration paper / lease document/rent agreement in support of land/building to be furnished (Refer Annexure G-1) (uploaded on our website).
    2. The site plan should include nearest motorable road in the Plan for proper location of the institute. It should also include Postal Index Number and other prominent building/landmark in the vicinity for proper identifications.

Norms for Engineering and Non Engineering trades under Craftsman Training scheme are given in Annexure G-5 (also refer Annexure G1 to G4 for additional Information) (uploaded on our website). For updated information, please refer to http/

  1. Power Supply should be available as per requirements of each trade. The trade wise electric load is given in Annexure – G-5 (uploaded on our website).
  2. The following documents as proof of availability of power supply for grant of affiliation are required :
    1. For existing institutes: Electricity bill indicating connected load is required to be produced (details of existing trades, units should also form part of the inspection report to assess the required electrical load).
    2. For new institutes: Installation report/ Meter sealing report indicating sanctioned load or if meter sealing report does not have sanctioned load, copy of the sanctioned load , proof of payment of dues for the same along with meter sealing report should be produced/submitted.
    3. Where the Institute is in the rented/leased building, the electric connection should be in the name of the owner/institute/management and the mutual agreement between landlord and the Institute/Management/Society as the case may be, should be produced along with the current bill.

The meter sealing report and Electrical Connection Documents are acceptable only if the proof is on stationary paper issued by the Electricity Department.

Provision of Generator may not be accepted since it is only a source for temporary power in the event of breakdown and not a source of regular power.

  • Please Refer Annexure G-4 for Accreditation Criteria (uploaded on our website) the details of furniture, machine, tool and equipment etc. required for each trade/module.

No old machine, tool and equipment are acceptable for any trade for granting affiliation

    • There is a provision in NCVT norms for use NC/CNC for imparting training in trade Machinist, Fitter as follows:
      1. NC/CNC trainer and related equipment either be procured by the concerned institute itself or be procured by a nodal ITI and trainees from other ITIs located within the vicinity of 50kms may use the same equipment for necessary training as per prescribed syllabus for the trade.
      2. In absence of above the management of ITIs may also use the facilities of NC/CNC trainer available in a recognized Polytechnic/engineering college after obtaining necessary permission/agreement of the concerned Polytechnic/Engineering College.

ITIs may also take up the issue of training on NC/CNC machines with local industry where such machines are available in running condition. A copy of agreement in this regard between industry & ITI may be submitted.

  • Yes, all the Government and Private ITIs need to set up an exclusive computer lab with Internet Connectivity on every computer with multimedia. The setup of the computer lab must have minimum ten computers/workstations and peripheral with internet facility irrespective of trade (s) or trade related computer requirement for an ITI up to seating capacity of 100. For each additional unit accredited/ affiliated, two computers / workstation must be added.
  • This lab is over and above the lab required for COPA or other Trade / Sector.
  • The computer available as per the requirement of any trade/module for imparting training will not be considered for Computer Lab as an Infrastructure Resource of Institute.

The candidates admitted in the affiliated trades/Units with NCVT and completed the training as per prescribed NCVT norms are only eligible to appear in All India Trade Test (AITT) for the award of National Trade Certificate.

The candidates who passed in All India Trade Test conducted by NCVT are eligible for the award of National Trade Certificate issued by DGE&T.

Any person interested in setting up an ITI can directly apply to QCI. Kindly visit our website All procedures and guidelines for setting up an ITI is available. The application can be submitted by filling in an online application form.

  • No. There is no need to apply to the state government separately. The online applications will be directly submitted on the QCI website. On successful submission of the application, an email will automatically be sent to the respective State Directorate and DGET regarding the same. State Government will have to give a response for “No Objection” within 15 days from the date of the receipt of application.
  • There is no last date for filling in the application form. The application can be submitted after filling in the required information along with uploading of supporting documents. The entire process may take more than one day. In order to begin the session in February 2013, the ITI is required to get the affiliation prior to commencing of the session.
  • As per the guidelines given by QCI, total time taken for the accreditation process will be 90 days from the date of completion of application- complete in all respect during desktop verification by our assessors. This is subject to no inordinate delay taking place at the Applicant’s end in submitting the clarifications/additional information sought by NABET and in closure of Non Conformances and observations raised by NABET.

Yes. All institutes applying for COPA or NCVT trades have to apply to QCI directly for accreditation.

Kindly refer annexure G5 uploaded at QCI website which gives the details of the requirements for engineering and non-engineering trades. The class room space requirements for COPA and Data entry operator is 3.5 sq/m per trainee. The minimum intake capacity for COPA trade is 20 and for Data Entry Operator Trade is 16 in a single unit.

As per NCVT Norms the power requirement for 2 units in one shift is 5.2 KW and minimum space requirement for one unit in one shift is 6.10 sq. meters per trainee i.e 97.6 sq. meters or say 98 square meters for 16 trainees. Therefore:

  1. The power requirement for (4 +4) units of Electrician trade is 10.4 kW.
  2. The space requirement for (4+ 4) units of electrician Trade is 392 Sq. Meters.

Yes, IT lab is compulsory. The candidate can be an NTC or NAC holder or diploma in IT / computer science.

  1. For drawing room how much sq. Meters room is necessary and how many drawing tables required for 4+4 units?
  2. For principal room how much sq. Meters room is necessary?
  3. For staff room how much sq. Meters room is necessary?
  4. For store room how much sq. Meters room is necessary?
  5. For it lab how much sq. Meters room is necessary?
  6. How many class rooms required for 4+4 units? And each class room how much sq. Meters room is necessary?
  7. For library how much sq. Meters room is necessary?
  8. For electrician lab 4+4 units how much sq. meters room is necessary?
  9. The space for each should be adequate which is to be decided by the institute management. Classrooms requirement will be four with adequate space to accommodate all the students of a unit.

Experience certificates of all Staff: Technical & Administrative is to be uploaded separately as per accreditation requirement. Kindly refer the accreditation guidelines manual and Annexure III guidelines for filling the online application form.

Dispensary timings p y g will be same as working hours of the institute.

Yes. this is a minimum requirement for applying for accreditation in any trade

The NCVT guidelines does not specify the age limit of the Principal to be appointed by the institute. The principal being appointed should be active, has relevant knowledge, experience, responsible and should be capable of managing the institute.

Since Dispensary services is to be available during the working hours of the institute ( as accidents can happen any time) the dispensary items should be available easily at the time of accident. It will be advisable to have the necessary dispensary items kept in dispensary.

Yes staff is required for dispensary and sports. No qualifications for the dispensary / sports staff have been specified by NCVT. However in case of dispensary, the persons appointed can be part time medical officer for providing basic first aid facilities.

  • The person for sports should be able to instruct about indoor/outdoor games.

Kindly refer to Accreditation Criteria for Government and Private Industrial Training Institutes Seeking NCVT Affiliation on our Sr. No 1 which gives the complete procedure of what details / information is required be filled and uploaded.

  • For filling in the online application form for accreditation of ITI, select option 13: For Online application The following screen will be displayed.
  • The ITI’s need to click on the new user option: fill in the details and the password of their choice. on submitting the information a user id will be created and displayed.
  • The ITIs can then login following the steps 1 – 3 again: using the user id given to them and password selected by them to fill in the online application form.
  • Once the application form is complete in all respects as per NCVT requirements, the submit button will get enabled. On clicking the submit button, the online application form will get submitted, after which you have to fill in the declaration form and make the payment online or through DD.

Yes, institutes with seating capacity less than 144 in Engineering trades, part time instructors can be engaged for Drawing, Worksop, Calculation and Science. Trade Instructors have to be full time regular employees.

  • NABET will not be seeking the NOCs from State Governments. On successful submission of the application, an email will automatically be sent to the state directorate and DGET regarding the same. State Government will have to give a response for “No Objection” within 15 days from the date of the receipt of application.

Yes. Trade / unit is required to be affiliated with NCVT for admissions of students in NCVT trades.

No. RCC roof is not compulsory. One can have tin sheds/ Pitched Roofs.

Yes. All institutes applying for COPA or NCVT trades have to apply to QCI directly for accreditation.

No. Scanned copies of documents in PDF / JPEG/DOC can be uploaded while filling in the online application form.

Yes, digital signatures can be used for submission of application.

No, for SCVT , QCI accreditation is not required.

DGET and NABET requirements for the website designing is the same.

No. All the facilities of the ITI has to be in one location only.

No. The principal appointed can be the principal for 1 institute only.

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