About ACICS

Founded in 1912, ACICS is the largest national accrediting organization of degree granting institutions. We accredit professional, technical and occupational programs, and are one of two national accreditors recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

ACICS Resources

ACICS Directory of Institutions 

Scroll through the directory to find the ACICS-accredited institutions in your state.

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 Placement Verification Program

The ACICS independent verification program will begin in 2014.

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Top Programs

ACICS schools are leaders in workforce education, preparing professionals to fill growing occupational needs in allied health, criminal justice and other fields.

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News and Alerts

11/26/201 | Standards Century Volume 2, No. 5

More than 300 members and guests joined ACICS for the 2014 Conference and Annual Meeting
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11/10/201 | 2014 Systematic Review of the Accreditation Criteria

ACICS is continuing its comprehensive review of the Accreditation Criteria.
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Criteria for Accreditation

Criteria for Accreditation 

Schools wishing to become accredited must first determine its eligibility and satisfy a series of minimum requirements.

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Accreditation Process

Accreditation Process

ACICS is committed to collaborating with each institution in order to meet the necessary criteria and ultimately attain an accreditation status. Learn more about beginning the initial accreditation process here.

FAQs

FAQs 

The accreditation process can be tricky. Click here for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, such as:
What is accreditation? How do I know whether an institution is accredited?