Benefits of Accreditation

Quality Assurance

As A Partnership for Quality®, the ACCET accreditation process represents both an organizational commitment to and a strategic plan for quality training. This peer review evaluation process serves to keep programs current, relevant and educationally sound.


Title IV Funding: Accredited vocational institutions are eligible to seek approval for federal student aid monies, such as Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, and Guaranteed Student Loans.

Department of Homeland Security: Intensive English Programs, and other ACCET accredited institutions are able to pursue Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (BICE) authorization to issue student visa paperwork for F and M visas, and fulfills the accreditation requirement for J visas. In addition, the recertification process for accredited schools is simplified.

State and Local Funding Programs: Accreditation assists institutions in pursuing contractual affiliations with welfare, rehabilitation, and other workforce development programs.

.edu Domain: Accreditation is a recognized status that permits your institution to file with Educause for the use of the .edu domain as an extension to email and website addresses.

Qualified Tuition Plans (“QTP” or “529 Plans”)

Authorized QTP plans may be used at accredited vocational institutions which are eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Government Training Contracts

ACCET accreditation assists institutions seeking contracts with government agencies and the armed forces, which often require accreditation as a condition to bid on training proposals.

Listing in Directories of Accredited Institutions

ACCET and its accredited institutions are listed in the American Council on Education’s Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education Directory and the CHEA Almanac of External Quality Review, which are widely utilized by government agencies, military services, and corporations for identifying credible education and training organizations relative to establishing tuition reimbursement policies.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

ACCET accredited organizations are authorized to offer the Continuing Education Unit, which attests to a definitive and substantive evaluation of the administrative and instructional capabilities of a training institution.