NASD Handbook

Handbook and Any Current Addenda

NASD Handbook 2015-16 (PDF file)

Includes current NASD standards and guidelines for accredited institutional membership for degree- and non-degree-granting institutions in dance, as well as the Association’s Constitution, Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and Rules of Practice and Procedure. It incorporates all recent revisions ratified by the NASD Membership, Board of Directors, and/or Commission on Accreditation through February 2016.

Addendum to the NASD Handbook 2015-16 (February 2016) (PDF file)

An Addendum documenting revisions to the NASD Handbook 2015-16 ratified by the NASD Membership during a special vote-by-email procedure concluded in January 2016.

Please Note: these revisions have been incorporated into and are thus not needed for use with the NASD Handbook 2015-16.


All institutions and evaluators must follow standards and guidelines reflected in the latest edition of the NASD Handbook and any addenda current at the time of application.