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.

There are no call for comments available at this time.

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.

To review the Institutions/Programs to be Considered List for the January 2024 Commission Meeting, please click the below link.

ABHES Commission Considerations January 2024

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.

2024

Final Commission Actions 22024

Statistical Summary 22024

2023

December 19, 2023

October  26, 2023

September 29, 2023

September 1, 2023

Final Commission Actions 72023

Statistical Summary 72023

May 3, 2023

March 31, 2023

Final Commission Actions 22023

Statistical Summary 22023

2022

October 31, 2022

September 29, 2022

August 24, 2022

August 22, 2022

Final Commission Actions 82022

Statistical Summary 82022

June 8, 2022

May 26, 2022

May 24, 2022

May 5, 2022

April 29, 2022

April 12, 2022

March 31, 2022

March 16, 2022

Final Commission Actions 22022

Statistical Summary 22022

2021

Final Commission Action 122021

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 2024.

For relinquishments prior to 2024, please click on the corresponding year for additional information.

2023 I 2022 I 20212020 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 AND/OR WITHDRAWAL OF ACCREDITATION

Med-Life Institute
4000 N. State Road 7, Suite 312
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

March 31, 2023

The ABHES Commission acted to withdraw the institution’s current grant of accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter.

April 11, 2023

The institution did not appeal the Commission’s decision.  Click here to view the final action letter.


Emergency Training Academy
10675 SW 190th Street, Suite 1207
Miami, FL 33157

February 16, 2023

The ABHES Commission acted to withdraw the institution’s current grant of accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter.

March 7, 2023

The institution did not appeal the Commission’s decision.  Click here to view the final action letter.


Florida Institute of Ultrasound
8800 University Parkway, Suite A$
Pensacola, FL 32514

August 11, 2022

The ABHES Commission acted to withdraw the institution’s current grant of accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter.

August 23, 2022
The institution appealed the Commission’s decision and remains accredited through the appeal process.

October 5, 2022

The institution rescinded its opportunity to appeal the Commission’s action to withdrawal the current grant of accreditation; therefore, the Commission’s decision is now final effective as of October 6, 2022. Click here to view the final action letter.


Azure College
3201 W Commercial Boulevard, #127
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

February 17, 2022

The ABHES Commission acted to deny the institution’s application for continued accreditation and withdraw the current grant of accreditation.  Click here to view the final action letter.

March 1, 2022
The institution appealed the Commission’s decision and remains accredited through the appeal process.

August 11, 2022

The Appeal Panel of the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) has affirmed the decision of the ABHES Commission to deny the institution’s application for continued accreditation and to withdraw the current grant of accreditation.   The amended decision to deny continued accreditation and withdraw accreditation is now final and not subject to further appeal.  Click here to view the final action letter.

August 18, 2022

The Commission of the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) voted on
August 18, 2022, to agree to a stay on its August 11, 2022, decision to withdraw the accreditation of Azure College pending the outcome of arbitration proceedings (a final decision and award by the arbitrator) that commenced on August 15, 2022.


Mia’s Medical Academy
624 Chavelle Court
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

February 17, 2022

The ABHES Commission acted to deny the institution’s application for initial accreditation.  Click here to view the final action letter. 

March 1, 2022

The institution appealed the Commission’s decision. 

May 24, 2022

The Appeal Panel of the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) has affirmed the decision of the ABHES Commission to deny the institution’s application for an initial current grant of accreditation.   The decision to deny initial accreditation is now final and not subject to further appeal.  Click here to view the final action letter.


Nursing Bridges Institute
14425 Cornerstone Village Drive
Houston, TX 77014

February 17, 2022

The ABHES Commission acted to deny the institution’s application for continued accreditation and withdraw the current grant of accreditation.  Click here to view the final action letter.

March 1, 2022

The institution did not appeal the Commission’s decision.  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 and remains accredited through the appeal process.

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 and remains accredited through the appeal process.

March 15, 2022

The Appeal Panel of the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) has affirmed the decision of the ABHES Commission to deny the institution’s application for continued accreditation and to withdraw the current grant of accreditation.   The amended decision to deny continued accreditation and withdraw accreditation is now final and not subject to further appeal.  Click here to view the final action letter.


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 and remains accredited through the appeal process.

November 30, 2020

The appeal panel affirmed the Commission’s decision to deny renewed accreditation and to withdraw the current grant of accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter.


WITHDRAWAL OF PROGRAM APPROVAL

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions (Institutional)
8400 Datapoint Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229

August 10, 2023

The ABHES Commission acted to withdraw the Healthcare Management – Bachelor of Science program approval from the institution’s grant of institutional accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter.

August 23, 2023

The institution did not appeal the Commission’s decision. Click here to view the final program approval withdrawal letter.

August 30, 2023

The institution provided a brief official written comment on the negative action. Click here to view the official written comment.


Dewey University (Institutional)
Carr. #149, Km. 55.9, Parque Industrial Lomas
Juana Diaz, PR 00795

August 10, 2023

The ABHES Commission acted to withdraw the Electricity and Photovoltaic System Technology – Diploma and Pharmacy Technician – Academic Associate programs approval from the institution’s grant of institutional accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter.

August 23, 2023

The institution did not appeal the Commission’s decision.  Click here to view the final program approval withdrawal letter.


Felbry College School of Nursing (Institutional)
6055 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43231

February 16, 2023

The ABHES Commission acted to withdraw the Nursing (1224.5 Clock Hours, 64.5 Semester Credit Hours) – Associate of Applied Science program approval from the institution’s grant of institutional accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter.

March 6, 2023

The institution appealed the Commission’s decision and the program remains accredited through the appeal process.

June 9, 2023

The Appeal Panel of the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) has affirmed the decision of the ABHES Commission to withdraw the Nursing – Associate of Applied Science Program approval from the institution’s grant of institutional accreditation and is now final and not subject to further appeal.  The institution and other programs remain accredited thru 2/28/2028. Click here to view the final action letter.


Midwest Institute (Institutional)
4260 Shoreline Drive
Earth City, MO 63045

August 11, 2022

The ABHES Commission acted to withdraw the Surgical Technology – Associate of Applied Science program approval from the institution’s grant of institutional accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter.

August 23, 2022

The institution did not appeal the Commission’s decision.  Click here to view the final program approval withdrawal letter.


Premiere Career College (Institutional)
12901 Ramona Boulevard
Irwindale, CA 91706

May 26, 2022

The ABHES Commission acted to withdraw the Vocational Nursing – Diploma program approval from the institution’s grant of institutional accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter

June 7, 2022

The institution did not appeal the Commission’s decision.  Click here to view the final program approval withdrawal letter.


City College (Institutional)
7001 NW 4th Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32607

February 17, 2022

The ABHES Commission acted to withdraw the Allied Health, Medical Assisting – Associate of Science program approval from the institution’s grant of institutional accreditation.

March 1, 2022

The institution did not appeal the Commission’s decision.  Click here to view the final program approval withdrawal letter.


City College (Institutional)
9300 S. Dadeland Boulevard, Suite 200
Miami, FL 33156 

February 17, 2022
The ABHES Commission acted to withdraw the Emergency Medical Services – Associate of Science program approval from the institution’s grant of institutional accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter.

March 1, 2022
The institution did not appeal the Commission’s decision.  Click here to view the final program approval withdrawal letter.


Charter College (Institutional)
17200 SE Mill Plain Boulevard, Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683

February 17, 2022

The ABHES Commission acted to withdraw the Medical Office Administrative Assistant – Certificate program approval from the institution’s grant of institutional accreditation. Click here to view the final action letter.

March 1, 2022
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.


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.