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Accreditation in the United States
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Recognized Accrediting Agencies

The following regional and national accrediting agencies are recognized by the Secretary as reliable authorities concerning the quality of education or training offered by the institutions of higher education or higher education programs they accredit.

The dates specified for each entry are (1) the date of initial listing as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, (2) the date of the most recent review for renewed recognition of the agency by Department staff and by the NACIQI, and (3) the date of the next scheduled review of the agency’s compliance report or full petition for renewal of recognition. (Note: S=Summer NACIQI meeting; W=Winter NACIQI meeting; C= Compliance Report)

Unless otherwise noted in a Title IV note after the agency’s name, accreditation by an agency listed below may be used by an institution accredited by the agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs. Since December 1999, the Department has been routinely including distance education (defined at the time to include correspondence education) in its in-depth review of all agencies seeking initial or continued recognition. Consequently, all recognition decisions made after December 1, 1999 and prior to July 2010 include a determination as to whether an agency’s scope of recognition includes the accreditation of distance education. Beginning in July 2010, at each review for renewal of recognition, an agency will be expected to demonstrate its evaluation of distance education and/or correspondence education in order to retain distance education and/or correspondence education in its scope of recognition.

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
1967/2016/S2021
Scope of recognition: the accreditation of 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.

Michale McComis, Executive Director
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302
Arlington, Virginia 22201
Tel. (703) 247-4212, Fax (703) 247-4533
E-mail address: mccomis@accsc.org
Web address: www.accsc.org

Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training
1978/2013/S2018
Scope of recognition: the accreditation throughout the United States of institutions of higher education that offer continuing education and vocational programs that confer certificates or occupational associate degrees, including those programs offered via distance education.
Title IV Note: Only those institutions classified by this agency as "vocational " may use accreditation by the agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

William V. Larkin, Executive Director
1722 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel. (202) 955-1113, Fax (202) 955-1118
E-mail address: wvlarkin@accet.org
Web address: www.accet.org

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
1956/2016/
Scope of recognition: the accreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, and postsecondary institutions offering associate, bachelor’s, or master's degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical, or occupational careers, including those that offer those programs via distance education.

Michelle Edwards, President
750 First Street, NE, Suite 98
0 Washington, DC 20002-4241
Tel. (202) 336-6780, Fax (202) 842-2593
E-mail address:medwards@acics.org
Web address: www.acics.org

Council on Occupational Education
1969/2016/S2021
Scope of recognition: 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.

Gary Puckett, Executive Director
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, Georgia 30350
Tel. (770) 396-3898, (800) 917-2081, Fax (770) 396-3790
E-mail address: puckettg@council.org
Web address: www.council.org

Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1959/2012/S2017
Scope of recognition: the accreditation of postsecondary institutions in the United States that offer degree and/or non-degree programs primarily by the distance or correspondence education method up to and including the professional doctoral degree, including those institutions that are specifically certified by the agency as accredited for Title IV purposes.
Title IV Note:Only accredited institutions that are certified by the agency as accredited for Title IV purposes may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility of its degree and/or non-degree programs to participate in Title IV programs.

Leah K. Matthews, Executive Director
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC 20036
Tel. (202) 234-5100, Fax (202) 332-1386
E-mail address: info@deac.org
Web address:www.deac.org

Higher Learning Commission
1952/2017/W2023
Scope of recognition: the accreditation and preaccreditation ("Candidate for Accreditation") of degree-granting institutions of higher education in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, including the tribal institutions and the accreditation of programs offered via distance education and correspondence education within these institutions. This recognition extends to the Institutional Actions Council jointly with the Board of Trustees of the Commission for decisions on cases for continued accreditation or reaffirmation, and continued candidacy, and to the Appeals Body jointly with the Board of Trustees of the Commission for decisions related to initial candidacy or accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation.

Barbara Gellman-Danley, President
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
Tel. (312) 263-0456, (800) 621-7440, Fax (312) 263-7462
E-mail address: bgdanley@hlcommission.org
Web address: www.hlcommission.org

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
1952/2012/F2017
Scope of recognition: the accreditation and preaccreditation ("Candidacy status") of institutions of higher education in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including distance and correspondence education programs offered at those institutions.

Elizabeth H. Sibolski, President
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Tel. (267) 284-5000, Fax (215) 662-5950
E-mail address: info@msche.org
Web address: www.msche.org

Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools
2004/2014/S2019-C
Scope of recognition: the accreditation of institutions with postsecondary, non-degree granting career and technology programs in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to include the accreditation of postsecondary, non-degree granting institutions that offer all or part of their educational programs via distance education modalities..
Title IV Note:Only those vocational/technical schools accredited by this agency that offer non-degree, postsecondary education may use that accreditation to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Henry Cram, President
3624 Market Street, 2 West
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-2680
Tel. (267) 284-5000, Fax (215) 662-0957
E-mail address: jpruitt@msa-cess.org
Web address: www.msa-cess.org

New England Commission of Higher Education
1952/2017/W2023
Scope of recognition: the accreditation and pre-accreditation ("Candidacy status") of institutions of higher education in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont that award bachelor’s, master’s, and/or doctoral degrees and associate degree-granting institutions in those states that include degrees in liberal arts or general studies among their offerings, including the accreditation of programs offered via distance education within these institutions..

Barbara E. Brittingham, President
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803-4514
Tel. (781) 425-7700, Fax (781) 425-1001
E-mail address:bbrittingham@neasc.org
Web address: https://cihe.neasc.org

New York State Board of Regents, and the Commissioner of Education
1952/2017/W2023
Scope of recognition: the accreditation of those degree-granting institutions of higher education in New York that designate the agency as their sole or primary nationally recognized accrediting agency for purposes of establishing eligibility to participate in HEA programs including accreditation of programs offered via distance education within these institutions.

MaryEllen Elia, Commissioner of Education
State Education Department
The University of the State of New York
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Tel. (518) 474-5844 Fax (518) 473-4909
E-Mail address: commissioner@nysed.gov
Web address: www.nysed.gov

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
1952/2018/S2023
Scope of recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation (“Candidacy status”) of postsecondary degree-granting educational institutions in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, and the accreditation of programs offered via distance education within these institutions.

Sonny Ramaswamy, President
8060 165th Avenue, NE, Suite 100
Redmond, Washington 98052
Tel. (425) 558-4224, Fax (425) 376-0596
E-mail address: sonny@nwccu.org
Web address: www.nwccu.org

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
1952/2014/S2019-C
Scope of recognition: the accreditation and preaccreditation (“Candidate for Accreditation”) of degree-granting institutions of higher education in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, including the accreditation of programs offered via distance and correspondence education within these institutions. This recognition extends to the SACSCOC Board of Trustees and the Appeals Committee of the College Delegate Assembly on cases of initial candidacy or initial accreditation and for continued accreditation or candidacy.

Belle S. Wheelan, President
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Tel. (404) 679-4512, Fax (404) 994-6592
E-mail address: bwheelan@sacscoc.org
Web address: www.sacscoc.org

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
1952/2015/S2018
Scope of recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation ("Candidate for Accreditation") of community and other colleges with a primarily pre-baccalaureate mission located in California, Hawaii, the United States territories of Guam and American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, which offer certificates, associate degrees, and the first baccalaureate degree by means of a substantive change review offered by institutions that are already accredited by the agency, and such programs offered via distance education and correspondence education at these colleges. This recognition also extends to the Committee on Substantive Change of the Commission, for decisions on substantive changes, and the Appeals Panel.

Richard A. Winn, President
10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204
Novato, California 94949
Tel. (415) 506-0234, Fax (415) 506-0238
E-mail address: accjc@accjc.org
Web address: www.accjc.org

WASC Senior Colleges and University Commission
1952/2017/W2023
Scope of recognition:The accreditation and preaccreditation (“Candidate for Accreditation”) of senior colleges and universities in California, Hawaii, the United States territories of Guam and American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, including distance education programs offered at those institutions.

Jamienne S. Studley, President
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, California 94501
Tel. (510) 748-9001, Fax (510) 748-9797
E-mail address: wasc@wscuc.org
Web address: www.wscuc.org

ARTS AND HUMANITIES |EDUCATION TRAINING |LEGAL |COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES |PERSONAL CARE AND SERVICES| HEALTHCARE|

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
1966/2017/S2023
Scope of recognition: for the accreditation throughout the United States of freestanding institutions and units offering art/design and art/design-related programs (both degree- and non-degree-granting), including those offered via distance education.
Title IV Note: Only freestanding schools or colleges of art and design may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Karen P. Moynahan, Executive Director
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, Virginia 20190
Tel. (703) 437-0700, Fax (703) 437-6312
E-mail address: info@arts-accredit.org
Web address: www.arts-accredit.org

National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
1983/2015/S2019
Scope of recognition: the accreditation throughout the United States of freestanding institutions that offer dance and dance-related programs (both degree and non-degree-granting), including those offered via distance education.
Title IV Note: Only freestanding schools or colleges of dance may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Karen P. Moynahan, Executive Director
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, Virginia 20190
Tel. (703) 437-0700, Fax (703) 437-6312
E-mail address: info@arts-accredit.org
Web address: www.arts-accredit.org

National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation,
1952/2015/S2019
Scope of recognition: the accreditation throughout the United States of freestanding institutions that offer music and music related programs (both degree and non-degree-granting), including those offered via distance education.
Title IV Note: Only freestanding schools or colleges of music may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Karen P. Moynahan, Executive Director
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, Virginia 20190
Tel. (703) 437-0700, Fax (703) 437-6312
E-mail address: info@arts-accredit.org
Web address: www.arts-accredit.org

National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
1982/2015/S2019
Scope of recognition: the accreditation throughout the United States of freestanding institutions that offer theatre and theatre-related programs (both degree and non-degree-granting), including those offered via distance education.
Title IV Note: Only freestanding schools or colleges of theatre may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Karen P. Moynahan, Executive Director
11250 Roger Bacon Drive. Suite 21
Reston, Virginia 20190
Tel. (703) 437-0700, Fax (703) 437-6312
E-mail address: info@arts-accredit.org
Web address: www.arts-accredit.org

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EDUCATION TRAINING

Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
1995/2017/W2021
Scope of recognition: The accreditation of Montessori teacher education institutions and programs throughout the United States, including those offered via distance education.
Title IV Note: Only freestanding Montessori teacher education schools may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Rebecca Pelton, President
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
420 Park Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Tel. (434) 202-7793, Fax (888) 525-8838
After Hours Tel. (434) 987-2975
E-mail address: rebecca@macte.org
Web address: www.MACTE.org

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LEGAL

American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
1952/2018/S2021
Scope of recognition: the accreditation throughout the United States of programs in legal education that lead to the first professional degree in law as well as freestanding law schools offering such programs. This recognition also extends to the Accreditation Committee of the Section of Legal Education (Accreditation Committee) for decisions involving continued accreditation (referred to by the agency as "approval") of law schools.
Title IV Note: Only freestanding law schools may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Barry A. Currier
Managing Director, Accreditation and Legal Education
ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
321 North Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598
Tel. (312) 988-6744, Fax (312) 988-5681
E-mail address: barry.currier@americanbar.org
Web address: www.abanet.org/legaled/

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COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
1952/2017/S2022
Scope of recognition: the accreditation and preaccreditation (“Candidate for Accreditation”), at the undergraduate level, of institutions of biblical higher education in the United States offering both campus-based and distance education instructional programs.

Ronald C. Kroll
Director, Commission on Accreditation
5850 T.G. Lee Boulevard, Suite 130
Orlando, Florida 32822
Tel. (407) 207-0808, Fax (407) 207-0840
E-mail address: ron.kroll@abhe.org
Web address: abhe.abhe.org

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
1969/2017/S2022
Scope of recognition: the accreditation of both clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers and CPE and Supervisory CPE programs located within the United States and territories.
Title IV Note: Accreditation by this agency does not enable the entities it accredits to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Trace Haythorn, Executive Director
One West Court Square, Suite 325
Decatur, Georgia 30030
Tel. (404) 320-1472 fax (404) 320-0849
E-mail address: acpe@acpe.edu
Web address: www.acpe.edu

Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools, Accreditation Commission
1974/2018/S2023
Scope of recognition: the accreditation and pre-accreditation ("Correspondent" and "Candidate") within the United States of advanced rabbinical and Talmudic schools to include Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters, Doctorate, and First Rabbinic and First Talmudic degrees programs.

Bernard Fryshman, Director
11 Broadway, Suite 405
New York, New York 10004
Tel. (212)363-1991, Fax (212) 533-5335
E-mail address: bfryshma@nyit.edu

Association of Institutions of Jewish Studies
2015/W2021
Scope of recognition: The accreditation of postsecondary institutions of Jewish Studies within the United States exclusively offering educational programs leading to a certificate, associate degree, baccalaureate degree or their equivalent credential in Jewish Studies or Classical Torah Studies.

Rabbi Doniel Ginsberg
President
500 West Kennedy Boulevard
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Tel: (732) 363-7330, fax: (732) 415-8198
E-Mail Address:Dginsberg@theaijs
Web address: http://theaijs.com

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
1952/2013/S2021
Scope of recognition:The accreditation of theological schools and seminaries, as well as schools or programs that are parts of colleges or universities, in the United States, offering post baccalaureate degrees in professional and academic theological education, including delivery via distance education.
Title IV Note: Only freestanding institutions, colleges, or seminaries of theology may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Frank M. Yamada, Executive Director
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15275-1103
Tel. (412) 788-6505, Fax (412) 788-6510
E-mail address: yamada@ats.edu
Web address: www.ats.edu

Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
2003/2016/W2018-C
Scope of recognition: the accreditation of postsecondary, non-degree-granting English language programs and institutions in the United States.
Title IV Note: Accreditation by this agency does not enable the entities it accredits to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Mary Reeves, Executive Director
1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 630
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel. (703) 519-2070, Fax (703)683-8099
E-mail address: mhreeves@cea-accredit.org
Web address:www.cea-accredit.org

Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission
1991/2018/S2021
Scope of recognition: 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.

Timothy W. Eaton, President
15935 Forest Road
Forest, Virginia 24551
Tel. (434) 525-9539, Fax (434) 525-9538
E-mail address: president@tracs.org
Web address: www.tracs.org

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PERSONAL CARE AND SERVICES

American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation
1972/2017/W2021
Scope of recognition: the accreditation of institutions and programs within the United States awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees in funeral service or mortuary science, including the accreditation of distance learning courses and programs offered by these programs and institutions.
Title IV Note: Only freestanding schools or colleges of funeral service or mortuary science may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Robert C. Smith, III, Executive Director
992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108
Woodbury Heights, New Jersey 08097
Tel. (816) 233-3747, Fax (856) 579-7354
E-mail address: exdir@abfse.org
Web address: www.abfse.org

Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
2002/2015/W2021
Scope of recognition: : the accreditation of institutions and programs in the United States that award postsecondary certificates, postsecondary diplomas, academic Associate degrees and occupational Associate degrees, in the practice of massage therapy, bodywork, and aesthetics/esthetics and skin care.
Title IV Note: Only freestanding schools or colleges of massage therapy, body work and aesthetics/esthetics may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Angie Myer
Director of Accreditation
Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 440
Washington, DC 20015
Tel. (202) 888-6790, Fax (202)888-6787
E-mail address: amyer@comta.org
Web address: www.comta.org

National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, Inc.
1970/2015/W2021
Scope of recognition: The accreditation throughout the United States of postsecondary schools and departments of cosmetology arts and sciences and massage therapy.

Anthony Mirando
Executive Director
3015 Colvin Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel. (703) 600-7600, Fax (703) 379-2200
E-mail address: amirando@naccas.org
Web address: www.naccas.org

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HEALTHCARE

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
1974/2017/W2023
Scope of recognition: the accreditation and pre-accreditation, within the United States, of Didactic and Coordinated Programs in Dietetics at both the undergraduate and graduate level, postbaccalaureate Dietetic Internships, and Dietetic Technician Programs at the associate degree level and for its accreditation of such programs offered via distance education.
Title IV Note: Only postbaccalaureate dietetic internship programs may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Mary Gregoire, Executive Director
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Tel. (312) 899-4872, Fax (312) 899-4817
E-mail address: mgregoire@eatright.org
Web address: www.eatright.org/acend

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
1988/2016/S2021
Scope of recognition: the accreditation and pre-accreditation (“Candidacy”) throughout the United States of professional non-degree and graduate degree programs, including professional doctoral programs, in the field of acupuncture and/or Oriental medicine, as well as freestanding institutions and colleges of acupuncture and/or Oriental medicine that offer such programs.
Title IV Note: Only freestanding institutions or colleges of acupuncture or Oriental medicine may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Mark S. McKenzie, Executive Director
8941 Aztec Drive, Suite B
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Tel. (952) 212-2434, Fax (952)657-7068
E-mail address: mark.mckenzie@acaom.org
Web address: www.acaom.org

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013
Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

1952/2017/W2023
Scope of recognition:Accreditation of nursing education programs and schools, both postsecondary and higher degree, which offer a certificate, diploma, or a recognized professional degree including clinical doctorate, masters, baccalaureate, associate, diploma, and practical nursing programs in the United States and its territories, including those offered via distance education.
Title IV Note: Practical, diploma, associate, baccalaureate, and higher degree nursing education programs that are not located in a regionally accredited institutions may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Marsal P. Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Tel. (404) 975-5000, Fax (404) 975-5020
E-mail address: mstoll@acenursing.org
Web address: www.acenursing.org

Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
1982/2017/W2023
Scope of recognition: the accreditation and pre-accreditation of basic certificate, basic graduate nurse-midwifery, direct entry midwifery, and pre-certification nurse-midwifery education programs, including those programs that offer distance education.
Title IV Note: Accreditation by this agency does not enable the entities it accredits to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Heather L. Maurer
Executive Director
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Tel. (240) 485-1803, Fax (240) 485-1818
E-mail address: hmaurer@acnm.org
Web address: www.acnm.org

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
1952/2017/S2022
Scope of recognition: the accreditation and preaccreditation within the United States of professional degree programs in pharmacy leading to the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy, including those programs offered via distance education.
Title IV Note: Accreditation by this agency does not enable the entities it accredits to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Peter H. Vlasses, Executive Director
135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Tel. (312) 664-3575, Fax (312) 664-46522
E-mail address: pvlasses@acpe-accredit.org
Web address: www.acpe-accredit.org

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
1969/2016/S2021
Scope of recognition: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. The scope extends to the Substantive Change Committee, jointly with the Commission, for decisions on substantive change.
Title IV Note: Only freestanding allied health education institutions and institutions that offer predominantly allied health programs may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

India Tips, Interim Executive Directo
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314N
Falls Church, Virginia 22043
Tel. (703) 917-9503, Fax (703) 917-4109
E-mail address: itips@abhes.org
Web address: www.abhes.org

American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
1952/2017/S2022
Scope of recognition: The accreditation of predoctoral dental education programs (leading to the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree), advanced dental education programs, and allied dental education programs that are fully operational or have attained “Initial Accreditation” status, including programs offered via distance education.
Title IV Note: Accreditation by this agency does not enable the entities it accredits to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Sherin Tooks, Director
Commission on Dental Accreditation
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue, 19th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Tel. (312) 440-2940, (800) 621-8099, Fax (312) 587-5107
E-mail address: tookss@ada.org
Web address: http://www.ada.org/coda

American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
1952/2017/S2022
Scope of recognition: the accreditation of occupational therapy educational programs offering the professional master's degree, combined baccalaureate/master's degree, and occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) degree; the accreditation of occupational therapy assistant programs offering the associate degree or a certificate; and the accreditation of these programs offered via distance education.
Title IV Note: Accreditation by this agency does not enable the entities it accredits to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Sabrina Salvant
Director of Accreditation
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3449
Tel. (301) 652-6611x2911, Fax (240) 762-5140
E-mail address: ssalvant@aota.org
Web address: www.acoteonline.org

American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
1952/2017/S2023
Scope of recognition: the accreditation in the United States of professional optometric degree programs and optometric residency programs, and for the preaccreditation category of Preliminary Approval for professional optometric degree programs.
Title IV Note: Accreditation by this agency does not enable the entities it accredits to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Joyce L. Urbeck, Director
243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Floor 1
St. Louis, Missouri 63141
Tel. (314) 991-4100, Fax (314) 991-4101
E-mail address: JLUrbeck@aoa.org
Web address: www.theacoe.org

American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
1952/2018/S2021
Scope of recognition: : the accreditation and preaccreditation ("Provisional Accreditation") throughout the United States of freestanding, public and private non-profit institutions of osteopathic medicine and programs leading to the degree of Doctor of Osteopathy or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
Title IV Note: : Only freestanding schools or colleges of osteopathic medicine may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Brian Kim
Interim Secretary to the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
American Osteopathic Association
142 East Ontario Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Tel. (312) 202-8048 fax (312) 202-8202
E-mail address: bkim@osteopathic.org"
Web address: www.aoacoca.org

American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
1977/2017/W2023
Scope of recognition: the accreditation and preaccreditation ("Candidate for Accreditation") in the United States of physical therapist education programs leading to the first professional degree at the master's or doctoral level and physical therapist assistant education programs at the associate degree level and for its accreditation of such programs offered via distance education.
Title IV Note: Accreditation by this agency does not enable the entities it accredits to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Sandra Wise, Senior Director
Department of Accreditation
Trans Potomac Plaza
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel. (703) 706-3245, Fax (703) 684-7343
E-mail address: sandrawise@apta.org
Web address: www.apta.org

American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education
1952/2016/W2022
Scope of recognition: the accreditation and preaccreditation (“Provisional Accreditation”) throughout the United States of freestanding colleges of podiatric medicine and programs of podiatric medicine, including first professional programs leading to the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.
Title IV Note: Only freestanding schools or colleges of podiatric medicine may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Heather M. Stagliano, Director
9312 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-1621
Tel. (301) 571-9200, Fax (301) 571-4903
E-mail address: hmstaglino@apma.org
Web address: www.cpme.org

American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
1970/2018/S2021
Scope of recognition: the accreditation in the United States of doctoral programs in clinical, counseling, school and combined professional-scientific psychology; doctoral internship programs in health service psychology; and postdoctoral residency programs in health service psychology; and the preaccreditation in the United States of doctoral internship programs in health service psychology; and postdoctoral residency programs in health service psychology.
Title IV Note: Accreditation by this agency does not enable the entities it accredits to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Jacqueline Remondet Wall, Director
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Tel. (202) 336-5979, Fax (202) 336-5978
E-mail address: jwall@apa.org
Web address: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
1967/2015/W2021
Scope of recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation (Accreditation Candidate) throughout the United States of education programs in audiology and speech-language pathology leading to the first professional or clinical degree at the master's or doctoral level, and the accreditation of these programs offered via distance education.
Title IV Note: Accreditation by this agency does not enable the entities it accredits to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Kimberlee Moore
Director of Accreditation
2200 Research Boulevard, #321
Rockville, Maryland 20850-3289
Tel. (301) 296-5700, Fax (301) 296-8570
E-mail address: kmoore@asha.org
Web address: caa.asha.org

American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
1952/2016/S2018
Scope of recognition: the accreditation and preaccreditation ("Provisional Accreditation") in the United States of programs leading to professional degrees (D.V.M. or D.M.D.) in veterinary medicine.
Title IV Note: Accreditation by this agency does not enable the entities it accredits to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Karen Martens Brandt
Director, Education and Research
1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
Tel. (847) 925-8070, (800) 248-2862, Fax (847) 925-9329
E-mail address: kbrandt@avma.org
Web address: www.avma.org

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
2000/2014/S2017 next compliance report based on appeal decision
Scope of recognition: the accreditation of nursing education programs in the United States, at the baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and certificate levels, including programs offering distance education.
Title IV Note: Accreditation by this agency does not enable the entities it accredits to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Jennifer L. Butlin, Executive Director
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036-1120
Tel. (202) 887-6791, Fax (202) 887-8476
E-mail address: jbutlin@ccneaccreditation.org
Web address: www.ccneaccreditation.org

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
1955/2018/S2023
Scope of recognition: The accreditation of institutions and programs of nurse anesthesia at the post master`s certificate, master`s, or doctoral degree levels in the United States, and its territories, including programs offering distance education.
Title IV Note: Only hospital-based nurse anesthesia programs and freestanding nurse anesthesia institutions may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs

Francis Gerbasi
Director of Accreditation and Education
222 South Prospect, Suite 304
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068-4010
Tel. (847) 692-7050, Fax (847) 692-7137
E-mail address: fgerbasi@coa.us.com
Web address: www.coacrna.org/Pages/default.aspx us.com

The Council on Chiropractic Education
1974/2016/W2019-C
Scope of recognition: the accreditation of programs leading to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree and single-purpose institutions offering the Doctor of Chiropractic program.
Title IV Note: Only freestanding schools or colleges of chiropractic may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Craig S. Little, President
8049 N. 85th Way
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258-4321
Tel. (480) 443-8877, Fax (480) 483-7333
E-mail address: little@cce-usa.org
Web address: www.cce-usa.org

Council on Education for Public Health
1974/2013/W2019
Scope of recognition: the accreditation within the United States of schools of public health and public health programs outside schools of public health, at the baccalaureate and graduate degree levels, including those offered via distance education.
Title IV Note: Accreditation by this agency does not enable the entities it accredits to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Laura Rasar King, Executive Director
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Tel. (202) 789-1050, Fax (202) 789-1895
E-mail address: lking@ceph.org
Web address: www.ceph.org

Council on Naturopathic Medical Education
2003/2015/W2021
Scope of recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation throughout the United States of graduate-level, four-year naturopathic medical education programs leading to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD) or Doctor of Naturopathy (ND).
Title IV Note: Accreditation by this agency does not enable the entities it accredits to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Daniel Seitz
Executive Director
P.O. Box 178
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230
Tel. (413) 528-8877
E-mail address: danseitz@cnme.org
Web address: www.cnme.org

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
1957/2016/F2021
Scope of recognition: the accreditation of educational programs in radiography, magnetic resonance, radiation therapy, and medical dosimetry, including those offered via distance education, at the certificate, associate, and baccalaureate levels.
Title IV Note: Only hospital-based radiologic technology programs and freestanding radiologic technology institutions may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Leslie F. Winter, Chief Executive Director
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
Tel. (312) 704-5300, Fax (312) 704-5304
E-mail address: mail@jrcert.org
Web address: www.jrcert.org

Liaison Committee on Medical Education
1952/2018/S2023
Scope of recognition: the accreditation of medical education programs within the United States leading to the M.D. degree.
Title IV Note: Accreditation by this agency does not enable the entities it accredits to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Barbara Barzansky, Co-Secretary
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
American Medical Association
330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 39300
Chicago, Illinois 60611-5885
Tel. (312) 464-4933
E-mail address: barbara.barzansky@ama-assn.org
Web address: www.lcme.org

Veronica M. Catanese, Co-Secretary
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Association of American Medical Colleges
655 K Street, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001-2339
Tel. (202) 828-0596, Fax (202) 828-1125
E-mail address: vcantanese@aamc.org
Web address: www.lcme.org

Midwifery Education Accreditation Council
2001/2015/W2021
Scope of recognition: the accreditation and pre-accreditation throughout the United States of direct-entry midwifery educational institutions and programs conferring degrees and certificates, including the accreditation of such programs offered via distance education.
Title IV Note: Only freestanding direct-entry midwifery educational institutions may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

Timberly Robinson, Executive Director
850 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Tel. (360) 466-2080
E-mail address: xecutivedirector@meacschools.org
Web address: www.meacschools.org

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