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The Application Process

There are no membership costs or fees associated with becoming a Gold Standard employer.

Employers of all sizes and from any industry complete the same online application.

Many of the requirements must be met regardless of an employer’s size or industry. For example, every Gold Standard employer must have a comprehensive Tobacco-Free Workplace Policy. However, other requirements, such as those relating to Health Education and Health Promotion, can be satisfied in variety of ways that take into account an organizations size and culture.

Applications for accreditation are accepted through-out the year and are reviewed by the Gold Standard Accreditation Review Board on an ongoing basis. The review time from submittal to notification is typically 2-3 weeks.

Click on the following to get more details about the application process for each type of accreditation:

CEO Cancer Gold Standard

  • Open to employers with operations in the US

CEO Cancer Gold Standard-China

  • Open to employers with operations in China

Global CEO Cancer Gold Standard

  • Open to employers with global operations 

Gold Standard Re-Accreditation

  • Annual re-accreditation required of current Gold Standard employers