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Important Links: EA aims to put you in touch with the people and agencies you need to help you through the accreditation process.

Glossary of Accreditation: (PDF) A list of terms and acronyms, and their definitions, that will help you navigate through the accreditation process.

Accreditation and Compliance Basics & Beyond

Accreditation Basics: (PDF) An overview of accreditation – what it is, why become accredited and how to become accredited.

Completion and Placement Benchmarks - National Accreditors: (PDF) An overview of benchmarks required by National Accrediting Agencies.

Life After Initial Accreditation: (PDF) Initial accreditation is just the first step in a series of ongoing accreditation tasks. We demonstrate how to structure the organization and what processes to enact to ensure accuracy and timeliness for your program’s success.

Site Visit Prep Tips: (PDF - Page 11) While every site review is similar, remember that a prepared and relaxed school staff that is friendly, knowledgeable, and able to assist the reviewers can do wonders for a visit.

Top 10 Accreditation Violations: (PDF) The key here is “3-D Thinking: Do the process well, document everything and prepare to demonstrate performance”

State Uses of Accreditation: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory: A CHEA Occasional Paper, September 2010.  A review examining the connection between states and accreditation and accreditation's role as states authorize institutions to operate.

Policies and Forms

Non-Disparagement Policy: (PDF) Positive Representation of the College to Students

School Performance Fact Sheet : (PDF) This SPFS meets the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) laws and regulations as of November 2, 2016.

"and then there's compliance"


A compliance-focused column in BeautyLink magazine, written by the President of Educational Advisors, Joanne Rose-Johnson.

Selecting an Accrediting Agency and Complying with the Accreditation Process
Institutions have options when selecting a national accrediting agency. Some institutions may have trouble determining...

Maintaining an Open-Door Policy for Student Complaints
When new students sign an enrollment agreement, they begin to add color to a mental picture that came about when they started...

Are You Prepared for the Unexpected?
In an era of heightened awareness and increased security, the question of being adequately prepared for the worst is never too...

The Ten Commandments of Compliance
Not every school has the luxury of a full-time compliance professional on-site providing guidance on issues and...