The Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) is officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a “reliable authority” regarding accrediting high-quality education and training programs.
What Is Accreditation?
It’s a voluntary quality assurance process from an external review board that shows a school or institution meets rigorous eligibility requirements and provides and meets high standards of educational effectiveness. Because it’s voluntary, many schools and institutions only seek out accreditation when they are confident in the quality of training and education they’re offering.
Accreditation also must be renewed at regular intervals in order to determine that quality and standards are being maintained by the school or institution.
Why is Accreditation Important?
Not only do we take pride in providing high standards of quality to our students, but accreditation also protects you. Accreditation helps you determine if a school is acceptable and meets certain standards.
For example, to maintain our ACCET accreditation, we must
- Maintain operational management
- Show a high ethical standard
- Prove fiscal solvency
- Follow sound curriculum practices
Those are just a few requirements we maintain, and we do that to show our students that we are looking out for their best interests.
Students attending schools without accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education are unable to secure federal financial aid. This includes grants, loans, and other assistance under Title IV funding, such as Pell Grants for students who qualify.
ACCET is known for its specifically high standards, and we want our students to feel confident that their investment in their education is made in good faith.
By being ACCET-accredited, we are eligible for listing in the American Council on Education’s Accredited Institutions of Post Secondary Education Directory, which employers and government contracts often use to determine tuition reimbursement eligibility.
Ready to work with an accredited, well-respected school? Reach out to us today to speak with our Admissions team!