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Accrediting Bodies (USA)

Below, you will find a comprehensive list of accrediting bodies in the United States.

Primary and Secondary Schools

  1. AdvancED/Cognia

  2. Global Education Accrediting Commission (GEAC)

  3. Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)

  4. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

  5. Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)

  6. Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)

  7. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA)

    • Middle States Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSCESS)

  8. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

    • Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS)

    • California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS/CA)

    • Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS/CT)

    • Council of International Schools (CIS)

    • Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)

    • Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)

    • New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS)

    • New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)

    • Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)

    • Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)

    • Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)

    • Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)

    • Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS)

    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

    • Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS)

    • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)

    • Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES)

    • The Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS)

  9. National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA)

    • Accreditation International (AI)

    • Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools

    • American International Accreditation Association of Schools and Colleges (AIAASC)

    • American Montessori Society (AMS)

    • Array Global Accreditation

    • Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS)

    • Association of Classical Christian Schools

    • Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISFL)

    • Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)

    • Christian Schools of Florida (CSF)

    • ISEI Education Association (ISEIEA)

    • Florida Coalition of Christian Private School Accreditation (FCCPSA)

    • International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA)

    • Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS)

    • Florida Catholic Conference

    • Kentucky Non-Public School Commission

    • Middle States Association – Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA - CESS

    • National Accreditation Board of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch

    • National Alliance of Christian Schools (NACS)

    • National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA)

    • North American Christian School Accrediting Agency (NACSAA)

    • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)

    • Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA)

    • Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC)

    • Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE)

  10. New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

    • Commission on Independent Schools (NEASC-CIS)

  11. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI)

    • AdvancED North Central

  12. Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS)

  13. National Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations (NFNSSAA)

    • Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (ANSAA)

    • Michigan Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA)

    • Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA)

    • Missouri Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA)

    • National Federation of Wisconsin Independent and Religious Schools Accreditation (WRISA)

  14. Alabama Independent School Association (AISA)

  15. Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (ANSAA)

  16. Florida Association of Academic Nonpublic Schools (FAANS)

  17. Georgia Accrediting Commission, Inc.

  18. Georgia Private School Accreditation Council (GAPSAC)

  19. Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

  20. Michigan: University of Michigan (Bureau of School Services)

  21. Minnesota Independent School Association (MISA)

  22. Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (formerly the Mississippi Private School Association)

  23. Missouri: University of Missouri

  24. New York Schools of the Archdiocese of NY

  25. New York: University of the State of New York

  26. North Carolina Division for Nonpublic Education (NCDNE)

  27. Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association (OCSAA)

  28. South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA)

  29. Tennessee Association of Non-Public Academic Schools (TANAS)

  30. Texas Catholic Conference (TCC)

  31. Wisconsin Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (WNSAA)

  32. Wisconsin Independent and Religious Schools Accreditation (WRISA)

  33. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

    • AdvancED South

  34. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

    • Accrediting Commission for Schools (WASC-ACS)

Higher Education

  1. Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)

  2. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

  3. Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)

  4. Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  5. Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

  6. Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

  7. Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

  8. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

  9. Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

  10. Accreditation Council for Optometric Education (ACOE)

  11. Accreditation Council for Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

  12. Accreditation Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC)

  13. Accreditation Council for Art and Design (ACAD)

  14. Accreditation Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

  15. American Bar Association (ABA)

  16. American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

  17. American Occupational Therapy Association Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

  18. American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)

  19. American Physical Therapy Association Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

  20. American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation (APA-CoA)

  21. Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (ABHE)

  22. Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools Accreditation Commission (AARTS)

  23. Association of Theological Schools Commission on Accrediting (ATS)

  24. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

  25. Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

  26. Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)

  27. Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)

  28. Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

  29. Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  30. Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

  31. Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)

  32. Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT)

  33. Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE)

  34. Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

  35. Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

  36. Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

  37. Global Education Accrediting Commission (GEAC)

  38. International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

  39. Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

  40. National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

  41. National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

  42. National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)

  43. National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

  44. National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)

  45. New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

  46. North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)

  47. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

  48. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

  49. Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools Accreditation Commission (TRACS)

  50. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

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