All of the United States regional accreditors and many of the national accreditors are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the United States Department of Education. In addition to institutional and national accreditors, there are programmatic accrediting organizations that are recognized by CHEA. These are specialized accreditors that accredit specific programs, such as business, healthcare, or nursing programs within an institution of higher education.
Accreditation organizations that seek CHEA recognition must demonstrate that they adhere to the following CHEA recognition standards:
CHEA recognition requires the accreditor to undergo a periodic review by CHEA and to be in compliance with the CHEA recognition standards.
As you research programmatic accreditation opportunities, ask yourself the following question -
The IACBE gained CHEA recognition in January 2011.
On November 25, 2019 the IACBE was approved by the CHEA Committee on Recognition to revise the IACBE scope statement to read as follows:
The IACBE accredits business, accounting, and business-related degree programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral-levels in institutions of higher education worldwide. (2019)
Please contact the IACBE at 913-631-3009 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Additional information about CHEA-recognized accreditors is available at www.CHEA.org.