Accreditation is a primary means of quality assurance in United States higher education and a significant resource for quality improvement. Accreditation has always been associated with peer judgments about quality and has been the work of nongovernmental accrediting agencies such as DEAC. To begin the process, institutions must first meet the eligibility criteria described in the Accreditation Handbook.
Reviewing the DEAC Accreditation Handbook eligibility criteria is a critical first step in the process.
Before DEAC accepts an initial application it determines that the institution fully meets the eligibility criteria.
Evidence of proper state licensure and authorization is an essential eligibility requirement.
Applications, forms and reports are used to inform DEAC of changes and may address multiple accreditation requirements.
Enroll in and complete Preparing for DEAC Accreditation before applying for accreditation.
DEAC's Director of Accreditation handles all inquiries into the accreditation process.