How Long is the Accreditation Process?

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The Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is an ideal accrediting agency for schools offering vocational programs and occupational associate, bachelor, and master degrees. Visit our ACCSC Accreditation Page for our reference guides, the application process, tips, and resources. We are readily available to assist you in achieving this milestone.


The Council on Occupational Education (COE) is ideal for vocational and trade schools offering diploma programs and occupational associate degrees. It is a national institutional accrediting agency with the mission of assuring quality and integrity in career and technical education. Visit our COE Accreditation Page for an introduction to the accreditation process, tips, and our free reference guides. Are you considering accreditation with COE? We are available to provide the training and support you need.

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Needing help finding the right accreditor for your institution? Feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start? Visit our Getting Started Page for a list of steps that will help you get organized and steadily moving toward your institution's accreditation success. 

​​​We provide services to vocational schools and colleges with ACCSC, COE, ABHES, and TRACS. Download our accreditation eligibility and readiness assessments. Request a free consultation. 

​​​The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) is ideal for institutions offering programs in the allied health field awarding diplomas and degrees. ABHES' scope includes institutional and programmatic accreditation in specific health education disciplines. Visit our ABHES Accreditation Page for a summary of the accreditation process and our free reference guides. Request a complimentary consultation. 

On average, a school accreditation process takes about 24 months once the initial application is submitted, assuming the institution fully complies with the chosen accreditor eligibility requirements and can complete the accreditation milestones without delays. Some accrediting agencies have a longer accreditation process. Refer to your chosen accreditor's website for their specific cycle.

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  • We serve institutions located in all 50 states. 
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​​​​​The Transactional Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) is as a national institutional accrediting agency for Christian postsecondary institutions, colleges, universities, and seminaries. Visit our TRACS Accreditation page for an introduction to their accreditation process, tips, and our free reference guides. Considering TRACS for initial institutional accreditation? Let us help you achieve this goal.

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We hope the information on this page has answered your questions regarding choosing the right accrediting agency and starting the application process. Still needing assistance? We are glad to help! Request a free consultation by calling 786-618-2277, emailing [email protected], or completing the free session request form. During this session, we will conduct a preliminary assessment and introduce you to the requirements and process for your school to become accredited and be ready to apply for federal financial aid Title IV funding.  We are available to assist you with school accreditation for ACCSC, COE, ABHES, and TRACS.