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Global Multi-Functional Standards

Global Multi-Functional Data Standards

ACORD provides Standards that span multiple functions and programs across the insurance value chain. These areas are constantly evolving to meet the emerging needs and capabilities for industry stakeholders.

Delegated Authority Standards

ACORD Standards for Delegated Authority support the requirements from data capture of the initial risk through to bind, and subsequent premium and claims reporting. ACORD Delegated Authority Data Standards are available in a fully indexed and searchable format.  The main release components are:

  • Release Notes: A list of changes applied to this standard since its last release
  • Help File: reference document for primary source of information for the Standard
  • Schema Files: used to validate an XML document 
  • Business Process Guide:  high-level process flows supporting the policy lifecycle
  • XML Sample Files: Example XML messages illustrating best practice message design
  • Data Requirements: List of London market data requirements supported by this release including XPath mappings to support consistent implementation
  • Cross Industry Schemas: common xml schema for open standards required for implementation

Below are the most recent versions of the ACORD Delegated Authority Standards releases. There are also Delegated Authority Messaging Standards included in the ACORD P&C XML Standards.


Common Services Specifications

Document Repository Interface (DRI)

ACORD Security Profiles

Process Service

ACORD Web Services Profile (AWSP)


For more information, or access to older versions of the Standards, please contact Member Services.