The NACEP Accreditation Commission manages NACEP’s accreditation process, reviews Peer Review Team reports and makes accreditation decisions. The Commission operates as an autonomous unit of NACEP in close collaboration with the Board of Directors. The Commission's activities and peer review process are documented in the Accreditation Commission Policy and Procedures Manual. As of the 2018-19 school year, there are 107 concurrent enrollment programs nationwide accredited by NACEP.
From June 4-13, existing accredited program representatives will be voting on a bylaw amendment proposal by the Accreditation Commission to expand from 9 to 12 members.
Programs considering applying for accreditation or currently holding accreditation can find more information on:
- NACEP's National Standards, including the newly revised standards that will be effective the 2018-19 school year
- Application Process and Timeline
- Accreditation Resources, including self-study resources, an Accreditation Guide, webinars, evaluation survey templates, and application forms
- Accreditation FAQ
Questions or comments should be addressed to the Chair of the Accreditation Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programs Seeking Accreditation - 2018-19 Review Cycle
The following concurrent enrollment programs have submitted an application to go under peer review by NACEP's Accreditation Commission during the 2018-19 Review Cycle:
Programs Seeking Initial Accreditation
- Anoka-Ramsey Community College (MN)
- Bellevue College (WA)
- Bismarck State College (ND)
- Dutchess Community College (NY)
- Edmonds Community College (WA)
- Farmingdale State College (NY)
- Lake Superior College (MN)
- Lincoln University (MO)
- Normandale Community College (MN)
- North Hennepin Community College (MN)
- Northern Virginia Community College (VA)
- Rochester Community and Technical College (MN)
- Southeast Missouri State University (MO)
- University of Idaho (ID)
- Wenatchee Valley College (WA)
- Williston State College (ND)
Programs Seeking Reaccreditation
- Central Lakes College (MN)
- Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (IA)
- Hawkeye Community College (IA)
- Indian Hills Community College (IA)
- Iowa Central Community College (IA)
- Iowa Valley Community College District (IA)
- Kirkwood Community College (IA)
- North Arkansas College (AR)
- North Iowa Area Community College (IA)
- Northeast Iowa Community College (IA)
- Northland Community and Technical College (IA)
- Northwest Iowa Community College (IA)
- Salt Lake Community College (UT)
- Southwestern Community College (IA)
- St. Cloud State University (MN)
- University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (AR)
- University of Central Arkansas (AR)
- University of Minnesota - Duluth (MN)
- University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (MN)
- Utah Valley University (UT)
- Vincennes University (IN)
- Western Iowa Tech Community College (IA)
Peer review teams will assess the evidence provided by these applicants demonstrating their implementation of NACEP's national standards of program quality. The NACEP Accreditation Commission will review the findings of the peer review teams and other evidence and determine accreditation status in April 2019. Questions or comments regarding the Commission's review of these programs should be addressed to the Chair of the Accreditation Commission at email@example.com.
Record of Decisions
In accordance with NACEP's commitment to public disclosure and the Accreditation Commission's Policy and Procedures Manual, the Commission publishes a Record of Decisions that documents formal actions taken with regards to programs' accreditation status.
Statement on Extensions from the Higher Learning Commission's Faculty Qualifications Policy for Concurrent Enrollment Instructors
The Commission released a Statement on Applying for Extensions from the Higher Learning Commission for Concurrent Enrollment Instructors to guide NACEP-accredited programs and those pursuing accreditation from the 19-state HLC region that have received extensions for compliance with HLC's revised faculty qualifications guidelines.
Complaint Procedures against a NACEP Accredited Program
The Commission considers complaints as a way to to inform the Commission on documented systematic problems with how accredited programs and programs undergoing initial accreditation review are implementing the NACEP standards. Complaints are not intended to be used to involve NACEP in disputes between individuals and member institutions. A formal written complaint must be submitted to the Chair using NACEP's Complaint Information Form. Anonymous complaints will not be accepted. For further information please reference the Accreditation Commission Policy and Procedures Manual.