Specialized Accreditation

Specialized (or program) accreditation agencies evaluate particular units, schools, or programs within an organization. Some are discipline-based (business, computer science, and library science, for example), and many are also associated with national professional associations and state licensing (engineering, medicine, health professions, and law are good examples). Institutional accreditation is separate from the accreditation given or withheld by specialized agencies, although the Commission does take cognizance of the standards set by professional bodies. (Information from http://www.ncahlc.org)

Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET)

American Bar Association (ABA)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

American Psychological Association (APA)

Association of Theological Schools (ATS)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International)

Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)


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