APPLY FOR INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO APPLY FOR INITIAL INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION
Thank you for your interest in seeking institutional accreditation by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an accreditor of private, postsecondary institutions in the United States offering predominantly allied health education programs leading to a certificate, diploma, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Occupational Science, Academic Associate degree and/or Baccalaureate degree including those offered via distance education. Please see Chapter II, Section A, Subsection I, on Basic Eligibility from the ABHES Accreditation Manual. If, after review of these requirements, you feel that your institution meets the criteria and is ready to apply for accreditation, please complete the Application for Institutional Accreditation and submit it along with the following required documents:
*NOTE: An institution will also be required to submit the most current audited financial statement by June 30 or December 30th depending on the Commission meeting where school is to be considered. A grant of accreditation will be contingent upon receipt, review and approval of a current audited statement. ABHES requires that this application along with noted attachments are submitted electronicaly via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All documents must include the required original signatures where applicable. For each email attachment, a separate file should be made and appropriately labeled(see screenshot below). The total number of attachments is dependent on the application plus the number of exhibits to accompany the application. Each attachment/file should be named according to its content (e.g., “Application”, “Non-Main Campus Addendum”, “Ownership Disclosure Form”, “Catalog”, “Reviewed Financial Statement”, etc.).
If you have any questions regarding this application, contact Amy Rowe, Associate Executive Director of Membership Services at email@example.com.For more details regarding the ABHES accreditation process, use the following links: Accreditation Timeline and The Accreditation Process.