Policy and Procedures

The purpose of this Policy & Procedure Manual is to outline an effective and efficient accreditation process, including fair and uniform application of the accreditation standards. This manual was developed for use by program directors, administrators, the ACEND® board, program reviewers and staff.

The ACEND® encourages responsible educational change and innovation to improve quality, while protecting students and the public. The U.S. Department of Education requires ACEND® to monitor and approve substantive changes that have the potential to affect the ability of an ACEND®-accredited program to meet standards. This guide was developed for use by program directors, administrators, the ACEND® board, program reviewers and staff.