ACEND Accreditation Status Definitions

Candidacy for Accreditation – program not previously accredited by ACEND that has had one site visit and is being implemented according to the ACEND Accreditation Standards

Accredited – program that has had at least one site visit and is in compliance with the Accreditation Standards

Probationary Accreditation – program fails to comply with the Accreditation Standards or published policies

Accreditation Withdrawn – program fails to comply with the Accreditation Standards or published policies within a specified time period.