Accreditation Plan Resources

Section 94885.1 of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 requires that the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education's (Bureau) degree-granting institutions be accredited.

This web page was created as a resource for institutions seeking accreditation. Sample accreditation plans and contact information for the most common national and regional accrediting agencies in California are listed below, in addition to other helpful resources.

Accrediting Agency Contact Information Sample Accreditation Plan
Accrediting Bureau of
Health Education Schools (ABHES)
Name: India Tips
Email: itips@abhes.org
Sample ABHES Plan
Accrediting Commission for
Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)
Name: Susan Clifford
Email: accjc@accjc.org
Sample ACCJC Plan
Accrediting Commission of Career
Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
ACCSC Initial Accreditation Workshop (July 16-17)
Name: Corey Rosso
Phone: (703) 247-4507
Email: crosso@accsc.org
Sample ACCSC Plan
Accrediting Council for Continuing
Education and Training (ACCET)
Name: William V. Larkin, Ed.D., Executive Director
Phone: (202) 955-1113, ext 105
Email: wvlarkin@accet.org
Sample ACCET Plan
Accrediting Council for Independent
Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
Name: Perliter Walters-Gilliam
Phone: (202) 336-6769
Email: pwgilliam@acics.org

Name: Dr. Joseph E. Gurubatham
Phone: (202) 336-6797
Email: jgurubatham@acics.org
Sample ACICS Plan
Council on Occupational Education
(COE)
Name: Dr. Alex Witti
Phone: (800) 917-2081 ext. 18
Email: wittiga@council.org
Sample COE Plan
Distance Education Accrediting Commission
(DEAC)
Name: Nan Ridgeway
Phone: (202) 234-5100 ext 103
Email: nan.ridgeway@deac.org
Sample DEAC Plan
Transactional Association of Christian
Colleges and Schools (TRACS)
Name: Kristen Runion
Phone: (434) 525-9539
Email: info@tracs.org
Sample TRACS Plan
Sample TRACS Timeline
Western Association of Schools and
Colleges (WASC Senior)
Web site: https://www.wascsenior.org/resources/eligibility Sample WASC Senior Plan

Additional Resources

For Bureau-Approved, Degree-Granting Bureau Institutions:

For Institutions Awaiting Provisional Bureau Approval:

U.S. Department of Education Accreditation Information
California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009
Emergency Regulations Regarding Accreditation of Degree-Granting Institutions (Approved 1/30/15)
Title 5, Division 7.5 California Code of Regulations
Notice to Institutions Regarding 'Self Teach-Outs'