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The Accredited Small Business Consultant® (ASBC®) and Accredited SME Consultant™ (ASMEC®) are the designations for U.S. and international members that are awarded after the successful passing of the certification 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 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 to enter the professional field of small business consulting with newly discovered knowledge. 
  • Specifically designed for professionals interested in all aspects of small business and SME consulting.

The Process

Become AASBC Accredited

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.