What the AASBC® Certification Does for You
The Accredited Small Business Consultant® (ASBC®) and Accredited SME Consultant™ (ASMEC is the designation for international members) are the first certifications awarded after the successful passing of the basic exam. It signifies that:
- You have demonstrated your expertise in the area of small business and SME consulting.
- You can assist clients improve operational performance and achieve higher profits.
- You are prepared to accept small business and SME consulting engagements.
The Master ASBC and Master ASMEC (designation for international members) designations are awarded to individuals who:
- The Master level certification is a distinction for members who demonstrate a superior understanding of small business and SME consulting.
- Members at this level exhibit not only a higher knowledge level but also display practical skills with submitted, approved consulting reports.
- Hold the basic ASBC or ASMEC (designation for international members) certification.
- Have passed the Master level exam, which is a higher-level exam, more detailed than the basic certification exam.
- Master ASBC or Master ASMEC (designation for international members) exam and certification is a one-time only fee of $249.00
The AASBC is the only global association specializing in training and certification of small business and SME consultants. Advantages of membership are:
- SEMP Approach: Simplified Examination to Maximize Profit methodology focuses on all core competencies necessary to successfully consult with small business and SME clients.
- Training will complement your existing business knowledge and experience or enable you enter the professional field of small business consulting with newly discovered knowledge.
- Designed to be affordable to professionals interested in all aspects of small business and SME operations.
Three steps to become certified:
- Complete the short, online application to join and pay with a credit or debit card through our secure system.
- Prepare for the certification exam by studying the SEMP Approach training book enhanced with a 40-video lecture series.
- Pass the online, certification exam taken on your own computer.