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National Career-Related Accrediting Organizations

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 Bureau of Health Education Schools

7777 Leesburg Pike
Suite 314 North
Falls Church, VA 22043
United States

CHEA Accreditor Profile
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

2101 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

CHEA Accreditor Profile
Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training

1722 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

CHEA Accreditor Profile
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

1350 Eye Street, NW
Suite 560
Washington, DC 20005
United States

CHEA Accreditor Profile
Council on Occupational Education

7840 Roswell Road
Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
United States

CHEA Accreditor Profile
Distance Education Accrediting Commission

1101 17th Street, NW
Suite 808
Washington, DC 20036
United States

CHEA Accreditor Profile
National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, Inc.

4401 Ford Avenue
Suite 1300
Alexandria, VA 22302-1432
United States

CHEA Accreditor Profile
New York State Board of Regents, The

89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
United States

CHEA Accreditor Profile
Pin Accrediting Organization Recognized Scope of Accreditation
1 Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
Not CHEA-recognized
USDE-recognized
USDE-recognized Scope Statement:
2 Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
Not CHEA-recognized
USDE-recognized
USDE-recognized Scope Statement:
3 Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
Not CHEA-recognized
USDE-recognized
USDE-recognized Scope Statement:
4 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:
5 Council on Occupational Education (COE)
Not CHEA-recognized
USDE-recognized
USDE-recognized Scope Statement:
6 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:
7 National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, Inc. (NACCAS)
Not CHEA-recognized
USDE-recognized
USDE-recognized Scope Statement:
8 New York State Board of Regents, The (NYSBR)
Not CHEA-recognized
USDE-recognized
USDE-recognized Scope Statement: