CHEA Recognition of Accrediting Organizations

September 20, 2019

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

The Association for Behavior Analysis International Accreditation Board (ABAI) has submitted an application for initial recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (October 2019).

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has submitted an application for continued recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (October 2019).

The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) has submitted an application for continued recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (September 2019).

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has submitted an application for initial recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (September 2019).

The Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) has submitted an application for initial recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (September 2019).

The Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (ABHE) has submitted an application for continued recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (September 2019).

The Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools Accreditation Commission (AARTS) has submitted an application for continued recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (September 2019).

The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools Accreditation Commission (TRACS) has submitted an application for continued recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (September 2019).

The American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) has submitted an application for continued recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (September 2019).

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has submitted an application for continued recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (September 2019).

The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA-NAEP) has submitted an application for continued recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (September 2019).

The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress-Degree Assembly (IFSAC-DA) has submitted an application for continued recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (September 2019).

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC) has submitted an application for continued recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (August 2019).

The Commission on Opticianry Accreditation (COA) has submitted an application for continued recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (August 2019).

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  
   
 

 

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