About ACCET

Founded in 1974, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) has been continuously recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority on educational quality since 1978.  ACCET strives to identify, evaluate, and enhance the delivery of continuing education and training through an independent peer-evaluation process.   With a global reach, ACCET’s expansive scope is designed to support a diverse array of non-traditional post-secondary educational providers, including: 

  • Intensive English Pro­grams (IEPs)  
  • Postsecondary Career/Vocational Colleges 
  • Trade and Professional Associations  
  • Corporate Training Departments  
  • Religious  and Ethical Societies 
  • Public Affairs and Cultural Societies 
  • Social Science, Volun­teer, and Personal/Professional Develop­ment Organizations

Executive Director's Blog

Temporary Flexibilities FAQ

RE: ACCET Guidance – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Regarding the COVID-19 Temporary Flexibilities

On September 28, 2021, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) announced that it had recently reviewed the continuing and emerging challenges of COVID-19 and made a decision to revisit the guidance issued following the December 2020 and April 2021 Commission meetings. Upon additional consideration of the emerging challenges and significant impact of COVID-19, the Accrediting Commission voted to keep the temporary flexibilities that have previously been issued in place until such time as they are affirmatively rescinded but no later than 180 days following the date on which the COVID-19 national emergency declaration is rescinded.

ACCET felt that a running FAQ may help provide collective clarity to membership institutions for common questions.  Below are the questions most asked related to the most recent guidance provided regarding the temporary flexibilities.

Click here to download or view the PDF document containing the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).