CHEA Recognition of Accrediting Organizations
COUNCIL FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ACCREDITATION
RECOGNITION OF ACCREDITING ORGANIZATIONS
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) reviews U.S. institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations for their effectiveness and quality based on the standards and requirements of the CHEA 2019 Recognition Policy and Procedures. CHEA recognition affirms that the standards, structures and practices of accrediting organizations promote academic quality, improvement, accountability and needed flexibility and innovation in the institutions and programs they accredit. CHEA is the only private sector organization in the United States that reviews accrediting organizations. The Recognition Policy and related documents to undertake a recognition review from CHEA are provided here.
For information about how to apply for CHEA recognition, please contact the CHEA office at 1 (202) 955-6126.
The Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Management (ACPHA) has submitted an application for initial recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (August 2019).
The Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) has submitted an application for initial recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (August 2019).
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) has submitted an application for continued recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (January 2019).
|CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures|
|2019 Recognition Policy|
|1998, 2006 and 2010 Policies (for information only)|
|General Information about CHEA Recognition and Recognized Accrediting Organizations|
|Directory of CHEA Recognized Accreditors|
|Accrediting Organizations Recognized by CHEA 2018-2019 (names only)|
|Recognition Decision Summaries|
|Committee on Recognition Members|
|CHEA/USDE Recognition (Chart)|
|Resources for Accrediting Organizations Recognized by CHEA or Seeking Recognition|
|Frequently Asked Questions: CHEA Recognition of Accrediting Organizations|
|Steps in Recognition Review--Summary: 2019 Recognition Policy and Procedures|
|Transition Framework for Currently Recognized Accrediting Organizations: 2019 Recognition Policy and Procedures (Revised April 2019)|
|Guidelines for Preparation of the Application Narrative for CHEA Recognition: 2019 Standards and Requirements (Revised April 2019)|
|Guidelines for Preparation of the Interim Report: 2019 Recognition Policy and Procedures|