Accreditation may feel like an impossible task beyond your reach. After assisting client schools with accreditation for many years, we have created the Getting Started with Accreditation Guide that will help you get organized and steadily moving toward your institution's accreditation success.
This accrediting agency is ideal for vocational and trade schools offering diploma programs and associate degrees.
The Council on Occupational Education (COE) is a national institutional accrediting agency with the mission of assuring quality and integrity in career and technical education. Visit COE home page. Learn about their accreditation process, policies and rules manual, handbook of accreditation, frequently asked questions, and application due dates 2022.
Scope of recognition by the US Department of Education: the accreditation and preaccreditation (“Candidacy Status”) throughout the United States of postsecondary occupational education institutions offering non-degree and applied associate degree programs in specific career and technical education fields, including institutions that offer programs via distance education.
ACCSC COE ABHES TRACS
We hope the information included 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 786-618-277, 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.
This accrediting agency is ideal for schools offering occupational degree programs.
ACCSC is an institutional accrediting body for over 650 post-secondary, trade, and technical schools that provide education to over 150,000 students in a wide variety of vocational programs each year. Visit ACCSC home page. Learn about their accreditation process, standards of accreditation, blueprint for success, and accreditation workshops.
Scope of recognition by the US Department of Education: the accreditation of private, postsecondary, non degree-granting institutions and degree-granting institutions in the United States, including those granting associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees, that are predominantly organized to educate students for occupational, trade and technical careers, and including institutions that offer programs via distance education.
This accrediting agency is ideal for institutions offering programs in the allied health field.
The mission of the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) is to serve as a nationally recognized accrediting agency of institutions predominantly providing health education and programmatic accreditation in specific health education disciplines. Visit ABHES home page. Learn about their accreditation process, accreditation manual, accreditation timeline, and accreditation workshops.
Scope of recognition by the US Department of Education: the accreditation of private, postsecondary institutions in the United States offering predominantly* allied health education programs leading to a certificate, diploma, and degrees at the level of the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Occupational Science, Academic Associate, Baccalaureate and Master's; and the programmatic accreditation of medical assisting, medical laboratory technology, and surgical technology programs, through the Associate degree, including those offered via distance education.
To assess your vocational school or college readiness, visit Accreditation Eligibility Requirements for a list of the 12 most common requirements.
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A school accreditation process takes, on average, 18 to 24 months once the initial application is submitted.
This accrediting agency is focused on institutions offering Christian postsecondary studies.
The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) was founded in 1979 as a voluntary, non-profit, self-governing organization to promote the welfare, interests, and development of postsecondary institutions whose mission is characterized by a distinctly Christian purpose. TRACS home page. Learn about their accreditation process, accreditation manual, application, and fee schedule.
Scope of recognition by the US Department of Education: the accreditation and preaccreditation (“Candidate” status) of Christian postsecondary institutions in the United States that offer certificates, diplomas, and associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees, including institutions that offer distance education.