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Hearing on Standards

The Commission will conduct a hearing on Accreditation Standards at the 2018 ADA Annual Meeting on Friday, October 19, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hearing Information

Why Accreditation Matters

Accreditation is the ultimate source of consumer protection for prospective students. It is often a prerequisite for governmental funding. Graduation from an accredited program is almost always stipulated by state law and is an eligibility requirement for licensure and/or certification examinations. In short, accreditation of a school or program is a student’s most important source of independent validation that the program has at least enough educational value to be “approved” by a credible (expertise-based), independent (free of outside influence), reliable (consistently applied standards) organization that has the U.S. Department of Education’s approval.  

More information about the importance of accreditation can be found at: