Federal Program Integrity Regulations and ACCET’s Review and Evaluation of Clock Hours/Credit Hours
On April 21, 2011, ACCET sent its accredited Title IV institutions an Important Update – Program Integrity Regulations and ACCET’s Review and Evaluation of Clock Hour and Credit Hours alerting them to new and revised policies, documents, applications, and forms approved by the ACCET Commission in April 2011 to address the regulations pertaining to the definition of credit hours and clock-to-credit hour conversions. These documents were developed/revised in response to the requirement that ACCET review and evaluate the reliability and accuracy of credit hours assigned to courses and programs by vocational Title IV institutions for financial aid purposes.
The notice includes the following: Section I. Background (Federal Credit Hour Definitions and Clock Hour-to-Credit Hour Conversion; Considered Options for Institutions; and ACCET’s Role); Section II. New/Revised Policies, Documents, Applications and Forms; and Section III. Detailed Description of New and Revised Documents.
Additionally, ACCET has compiled a resource center with information regarding these regulations, for the benefit of its member institutions.