The ABHES Commission is responsible for the process of establishing the adequacy and relevance of its policies, procedures, and evaluation standards to achieve its mission. The policies, procedures, and evaluation standards used to evaluate institutions and programs are published in the Accreditation Manual. The Accreditation Manual is reviewed using a five-year cycle by which time a substantive review of each standard is complete.

In its review, participation and input from appropriate constituents, including accredited institutions and programs, students, graduates, employers, and industry leaders is sought. Those with an interest in commenting on the Commissions Proposed Revisions to the Accreditation Manual are asked to respond via the instructions within the written notice.

At this time, there are no call for comments available.

ABHES publishes a list of institutions and programs to be considered at its Commission meeting and requests comments pertaining to any institution or program listed on the Institutions/Programs to be Considered List. Comments must include information that assists the Commission in making a decision regarding pending applications. All comments received will be forwarded to the institution for an opportunity to submit a response to the comments. Anonymous comments will not be accepted.

Those wishing to provide comments to be considered at the next Commission Meeting must submit comments to Amy Rowe, Associate Executive Director of Membership Services at arowe@abhes.org.

Click here to review the Institutions/Programs to be Considered List for the January 2022 Commission Meeting.

In accordance with Chapter III, Section D, Subsection 2 of the Accreditation Manual and 34 CFR §602.26(a)(1)&(2), ABHES provides written notice of accreditation decisions to the Secretary of the United States Department of Education, the appropriate state licensing or authorizing agencies, the appropriate accrediting agencies, and the public.

To view recent actions please click on the Final Actions Memo and/or Statistical Summary below. The Final Actions Memo includes the Institution Name, City, and State by action type and the Statistical Summary provides an overview of the actions taken per meeting.

Please see below actions taken by the ABHES Commission.

2021

Final Commission Action 112021

Final Commission Action 102021

Final Commission Actions 92021

Final Commission Action 92021

Final Commission Actions 82021

Final Commission Actions 82021

Statistical Summary 82021

Final Commission Action 32021

Final Commission Action 32021

Final Commission Actions 22021

Statistical Summary 22021

2020

Final Commission Action 102020

Final Commission Action 82020

Final Commission Actions 82020

Statistical Summary 82020

Final Commission Actions 52020

Final Commission Actions 12020

Statistical Summary 12020

2019

September Commission Actions

July Commission Actions

July Summary of Actions

July 23, 2019

May Commission Actions

January Commission Actions

January Summary of Actions

2018

October / November 2018

July 2018 Commission Actions

July 2018 Summary of Actions

June 21, 2018 

June 21, 2018

June 2018 Commission Actions

June 2018 Summary of Actions

February 21, 2018 

February 14, 2018

January 2018 Commission Actions

January 2018 Summary of Actions

2017

November 2017 Commission Actions

November 2017 Summary of Actions

July 2017 Commission Actions

July 2017 Summary of Actions

January 2017 Commission Actions

January 2017 Summary of Actions

January 2017 Actions

2016

September 2016 Commission Actions

July 2016 Commission Actions

July 2016 Summary of Actions

April 2016 Commission Actions

January 2016 Commission Actions

January 2016 Summary of Actions

2015

July 2015 Commission Actions

May 2015 Commission Actions

January 2015 Commission Actions

January 2015 Summary of Actions

2014

July 2014 Commission Actions

July 2014 Summary of Actions

May 2014 Commission Actions

January 2014 Commission Actions

January 2014 Summary of Actions

2013

July 2013 Commission Actions

July 2013 Summary of Actions

January 2013 Commission Actions

January 2013 Summary of Actions

2012

July 2012 Commission Actions

July 2012 Summary of Actions

2011

December 2011 Commission Actions

December 2011 Summary of Actions

July 2011 Commission Actions

July 2011 Summary of Actions

May 2011 Commission Actions

2010

December 2010 Statistical Summary

December 2010 Commission Actions

November 2010

July 2010

January 2010 (Attachment A, Attachment B, Attachment C, Attachment D, Attachment E, Attachment F)

2009

December 2009

November 2009

July 2009

April 2009

December 2008

In accordance with Chapter III, Section D, Subsection 2 of the Accreditation Manual and 34 CFR §602.26(a)(1)&(2), ABHES provides written notice of relinquishments to the Secretary of the United States Department of Education, the appropriate state licensing or authorizing agencies, the appropriate accrediting agencies, and the public.

The below institutions relinquished or had their accreditation expire in 2021.

  1. Rasmussen University – MA Programmatic
    11600 College Boulevard
    Overland Park, KS 66210
    Effective January 12, 2021
  2. Liberty Junior College, Inc. – Institutional
    Carretera #735, KM 0.4
    Cayey, PR 00737
    Effective February 26, 2021
  3. Altierus Career College – MA Programmatic
    1750 Beaver Ruin Road, Suite 500
    Norcross, GA 30093
    Effective February 28, 2021
  4. Stratford University – MA Programmatic
    2900 Eisenhower Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Effective February 28, 2021
  5. Stratford University – MA Programmatic
    7777 Leesburg Pike
    Falls Church, VA 22043
    Effective March 15, 2021
  6. MDT College of Health Sciences, Inc. – Institutional
    325 Alpha Park
    Highland Heights, OH 44143
    Effective March 30, 2021
  7. Institute of Health and Technology – Institutional
    411 Briarwood Drive, Building 400
    Jackson, MS 39206
    Effective June 14, 2021
  8. Pima Medical Institute – Institutional
    8601 Golf Course Road, NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87114
    Effective July 1, 2021
  9. Rasmussen University – MA programmatic
    8301 93rd Avenue North
    Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
    Effective July 21, 2021
  10. Rasmussen University – MA programmatic
    8565 Eagle Point Circle
    Lake Elmo, MN 55042
    Effective July 21, 2021
  11. Elmira Business Institute – Institutional
    4100 Vestal Road
    Vestal, NY 13850
    Effective August 31, 2021
  12. Erwin Technical College – ST Programmatic
    2010 E. Hillsborough Avenue
    Tampa, FL 22610
    Effective October 19, 2021
  13. American Institute of Massage Therapy – Institutional
    1516 Brookhollow Drive, Suite C
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
    Effective November 5, 2021

For relinquishments prior to 2021, please click on the corresponding year for additional information.

 2020 I 2019 I 2018 I 2017 I 2016 I 2015 I 2014

In accordance with Chapter III, Section D, Subsection 2 of the Accreditation Manual and 34 CFR §602.26(a)(1)&(2), ABHES provides written notice of a final decision to deny or withdraw the accreditation of an institution or program (appeal rights exhausted) to the Secretary of the United States Department of Education, the appropriate state licensing or authorizing agency, the appropriate accrediting agencies, and the public at the same time ABHES notifies the institution or program of the decision, but no later than 30 days after it reaches the decision. ABHES provides written notice to the public of the decisions within one business day of its notice to the institution or program.

For any final decision to deny or withdraw accreditation, ABHES makes available to the Secretary, the appropriate state licensing or authorizing agency, and the public, no later than 60 days after the decision, a brief statement summarizing the reasons for the agency’s decision and the official comments, if any, that the affected institution or program may make with regard to that decision, or evidence that the affected institution has been offered the opportunity to provide official comment.

Denial of Renewed Accreditation and Withdrawal of Current Grant of Accreditation

Orlando Medical Institute (Institutional)
6925 Lake Ellenor Drive Building 3, Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32809
August 12, 2020
The ABHES Commission denied renewed accreditation and withdrew the current grant of accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter.
August 22, 2020
The institution appealed the Commission’s decision.
November 30, 2020
The appeal panel affirmed the Commissions decisions to deny renewed accreditation and to withdraw the current grant of accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter.
Institute of Health and Technology (Institutional)
4200 Mamie Street, Suite 120
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
August 12, 2021
The ABHES Commission denied renewed accreditation and withdrew the current grant of accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter.
August 23, 2021
The institution appealed the Commission’s decision.
October 1, 2021
The institution rescinded its opportunity to appeal the Commission’s action to deny renewal accreditation and withdrawal the current grant of accreditation; therefore, the Commission’s decision is now final effective as of August 23, 2021. Click here to view the final action letter.
School for Allied Health Professionals (Institutional)
1615 W. Abrams Street, Suite 110
Arlington, TX 76013
August 12, 2021
The ABHES Commission denied renewed accreditation and withdrew the current grant of accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter.
August 23, 2021
The institution appealed the Commission’s decision.

Withdrawal of Program Approval

Fortis Institute (Institutional)
201 Willowbrook Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Wayne, NJ 07470
August 12, 2021
The ABHES Commission acted to withdraw the Massage Therapy – Certificate program approval from the institution’s grant of institutional accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter.
August 25, 2021
The institution did not appeal the Commission’s decision. Click here to view the final program approval withdrawal letter.
City College (Institutional)
6565 Taft Street,
Suite 200
Hollywood, FL 33024
August 12, 2021
The ABHES Commission
acted to withdraw the approval of the Associate of Science degrees in Cardiovascular Sonography – Associate of Science and Emergency Medical Services – Associate of Science program approval from the institution’s grant of institutional accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter.
August 25, 2021
The institution did not appeal the Commission’s decision. Click here to view the final program approval withdrawal letter.