National career-related accrediting organizations generally review vocational and professional institutions, many of which are non-degree and for profit. These organizations typically accredit whole institutions rather than individual programs or schools.

Accrediting Organization Recognized Scope of Accreditation
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
Not CHEA-recognized
USDE-recognized
USDE-recognized Scope Statement:
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
Not CHEA-recognized
USDE-recognized
USDE-recognized Scope Statement:
Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
Not CHEA-recognized
USDE-recognized
USDE-recognized Scope Statement:
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
CHEA-recognized
USDE-recognized
CHEA-recognized Scope Statement:
Accreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, and postsecondary institutions offering associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical or occupational careers including those that offer those programs via distance education or internationally. (2006)
USDE-recognized Scope Statement:
Council on Occupational Education (COE)
Not CHEA-recognized
USDE-recognized
USDE-recognized Scope Statement:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
CHEA-recognized
USDE-recognized
CHEA-recognized Scope Statement:
The accreditation of higher learning institutions in the United States and international locations that offer programs of study that are delivered primarily by distance (51 percent or more) and award credentials at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, first professional and professional doctoral degree level. (2010)
USDE-recognized Scope Statement:
National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, Inc. (NACCAS)
Not CHEA-recognized
USDE-recognized
USDE-recognized Scope Statement:
New York State Board of Regents, The (NYSBR)
Not CHEA-recognized
USDE-recognized
USDE-recognized Scope Statement: