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. Graduates of a program designated as having candidate status have the same rights and privileges as graduates of an accredited program.

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 and has been given a time period for coming into compliance.

Accreditation Withdrawn — program fails to comply with the Accreditation Standards or published policies within a specified time period.

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