The credentials listed on the pre-requisite chart are the most common credentials earned by professionals in different fields, but the list is not exhaustive. You can submit a petition to have your certification or license reviewed to see if it meets the pre-requisite requirements. ACE will respond to petitions within 5 business days of receipt. Petitions approved by ACE will be valid for 30 days. If a specialist program purchase is not made within that timeframe, a new petition will need to be filed.
Please note that all certifications currently accredited by the NCCA can be found using the search tool on the organization’s website here. Certification programs in health, fitness, allied health and related fields that are currently accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) may require petition to be considered for approval as pre-requisites for an ACE Specialist designation.