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.
At its December 14, 2011 meeting, the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) recommended renewal for recognition of The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and required the agency to come into compliance within 12 months of the date of the Secretary’s letter. Accordingly, on March 15, 2012 the Secretary granted continued recognition, 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 the time necessary to permit CCE 12 months from the date of his letter to achieve compliance. CCE is required to submit its compliance report by April 15, 2013 for review by the Department/NACIQI and subsequent to a follow-up meeting in Fall 2013.
Accreditation by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) is a required element enabling the institutions CCE accredits to establish eligibility to participate in programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1995, as amended.
First Awarded Recognition: 1974
Continued Recognition: 1975/1979/1982/1987/1992/1997/2001/2006/2011
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.
For additional information visit the website at www.chea.org
First Awarded Recognition: 1976 - Council on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA)
Continued Recognition: 1982/1987/1992 COPA, 1997 Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Education (CORPA), 2005/2009 (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 about 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 visit the website at www.aspa-usa.org
Membership since: 1975