Recognition

U.S. Department of Education (USDE)

The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education as authorized by United States law. 

Recognition of the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), enables the institutions CCE accredits to establish eligibility to participate in programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1995, as amended.

On December 12, 2013, the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) recommended renewal of recognition for the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for a period of three years. Accordingly, on January 28, 2014, the Secretary granted continued recognition, for a period of three years, to CCE as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for the accreditation of programs leading to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree and single-purpose institutions offering the Doctor of Chiropractic program.

For additional information please visit their website at www.ed.gov/.

First Awarded Recognition: 1974

Continued Recognition: 1975 / 1979 / 1982 / 1987 / 1992 / 1997 / 2001 / 2006 / 2012 / 2014


Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)  

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a private, nonprofit national organization that coordinates accreditation activity in the United States. CHEA represents more than 3,000 colleges and universities and 60 national, regional and specialized accreditors.  CHEA accreditors are normally reviewed on a 10-year cycle with two interim reports.

CHEA has six recognition standards by which it reviews accrediting organizations for recognition.  The standards place primary emphasis on academic quality assurance and improvement for an institution or program. They require accreditors to advance academic quality, demonstrate accountability, encourage purposeful change and needed improvement, employ appropriate and fair procedures in decision making, continually reassess accreditation practices and sustain fiscal stability.

At its meeting on May 4-5, 2015, the CHEA Board of Directors reviewed the recommendation of the CHEA Committee on Recognition regarding the recognition application submitted by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and accepted the committee’s recommendation and granted recognition to CCE.  The 2010 CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures provides that, at a minimum, the accrediting organization will undergo a recognition review every 10 years.  Recognized accrediting organizations will provide interim reports, normally at the end of the third and sixth years.  The first Interim Report for CCE is due March 1, 2018.

For additional information please visit their website at www.chea.org

First Awarded Recognition: 1976 Council on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA)

Continued Recognition: 1982 / 1987 / 1992 (COPA), 1997 (CORPA), 2005 / 2009 / 2015 (CHEA)


Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA)

ASPA provides a collaborative forum and a collective voice for the community of U.S. agencies that assess the quality of specialized and professional higher education programs and schools. ASPA represents its members on issues of educational quality facing institutions of higher education, governments, students, and the public. ASPA also advances the knowledge, skills, good practices, and ethical commitments of accreditors, and communicates the value of accreditation as a means of enhancing educational quality.

With approximately 60 member agencies, ASPA is the only unified, national voice that supports the importance of specialized and professional accreditation.

CCE is a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors and adheres to the ASPA - Member Code of Good Practice. 

For additional information please visit their website at www.aspa-usa.org.

Membership since: 1975

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