Accreditation Institutes

Led by experienced professionals from NACEP-accredited concurrent enrollment programs, this in-depth workshop features strategies for implementing NACEP’s national standards that enhance the quality of concurrent enrollment programs.

Join NACEP professionals from accredited programs for an in-depth workshop focusing on NACEP’s national standards designed to enhance the quality of concurrent enrollment programs.

Join NACEP in Portland, Maine, for a comprehensive two-day Accreditation Institute, sponsored by the University of Maine System, Maine’s Community College System, and NEACEP, focused exclusively on NACEP’s National Standards for Quality for our Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) endorsement, which NACEP defines as college credit-bearing courses taught to the high school students by college-approved high school teachers. This institute is tailored for both new and established programs seeking a deep dive into these standards and the accreditation application process.

WHERE: Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, Maine 04101
WHEN: Wednesday, June 12 - Thursday, June 13, 2024
TIME: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
COST: $353 - NACEP Member-Rate
$453 - Non-Member Rate
$553 - Onsite (Member & Non-Member)
MEALS: Breakfast & Lunch included on both days

The Holiday Inn by the Bay has a limited room block available at $219/night. Click on “Book Now” at the top right side of the webpage, input your dates and it should display the room rate with a note “NACEP Accreditation”. The Accreditation Institute will also take place on-site at the hotel.

Parking is available at the hotel for those commuting to the event on each day at a rate of $10/day and an attendant will be there to assist. Additional parking is available at the Spring Street Parking Garage. All of which may have an associated cost to park.

Attendees will be responsible for transportation to and from the Portland International Jetport (3.5 miles) to the hotel. The Portland Transportation Center (2.2 miles to hotel) is also available.

This institute is essential for programs aiming for initial accreditation. Attendance is also highly beneficial for those seeking re-accreditation. It's imperative for teams from your institution/program to participate, ideally with a minimum of two members.

The accreditation process thrives on collaboration among a program's internal and external partners. Attending the Accreditation Institute is not only beneficial but essential for navigating the accreditation journey successfully.

  • Programs seeking initial accreditation are highly encouraged to attend with a team of two or more members.
  • Programs aiming for re-accreditation in the 2025-2026 & 2026-2027 cycles, especially those new to their institution or role, will find great value in participating.
  • We welcome all program partners, including:
    • College & university administrators
    • Deans
    • Program directors/staff
    • Faculty liaisons
    • Secondary partners: superintendents, principals, high school teachers, and school counselors


The institute will leverage a number of NACEP’s guides and resources, and review the required materials essential for the accreditation application process, preparation, and submission, along with NACEP’s Self-Assessment Worksheets. Which facilitates a structured approach to evaluate your program's readiness for accreditation. These worksheets pinpoint areas of strength, weakness, and opportunities for improvement.

In an effort to GO GREEN, NACEP will share, via email, the agenda and institute materials with attendees about a week prior to the event. If you would like hard copies of the materials, please bring them with you and Thank You!

For further details about the accreditation application process and required materials, please refer to the Application Process & Resources webpage.


Not sure if your institution is a NACEP Member?


If your institution is a NACEP member, contact your Early College Administrator
on steps to be added to the institution’s membership.



*Please note the following important information regarding registration and NACEP membership rates for the Accreditation Institute:

  • Membership Requirement: Attendees must have an active membership to qualify for the member rate. Membership fees must be paid, and attendees must be linked to the active membership.
  • Payment by Check: If payment is being made by check, please be aware that membership will only be considered active once payment is received and processed. This process may cause a delay in registration.
  • Non-Retro Application of Member-Rate: Member-rate discounts will not be applied retroactively to attendees who initially registered as non-members. It is crucial to ensure membership is active before registering to benefit from the member-rate.

We appreciate your attention to these details and look forward to your participation in the Accreditation Institute. Should you have any further inquiries or require assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Contact Andrea Roma, Accreditation and Member Services Manager at


2024 NACEP National Conference

Accreditation Institute - Orlando, FL:

Join us in Orlando, Florida at the NACEP National Conference for the one-day pre-conference Accreditation Institute. The event will take place on Sunday, October 27, 2024.


We welcome practitioners and their program partners, regardless of accreditation status, to learn more about NACEP and the quality behind our standards. Those include, but are not limited to

  • College and university’s concurrent enrollment staff, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officer, Provost, Dean, and/or Designee(s)
  • College faculty and/or Faculty Liaisons that provide academic oversight for concurrent enrollment courses
  • High school partners (superintendent, district or school-based concurrent enrollment staff/liaison, high school principal, CE instructors, and/or designee(s)
  • Any professional interested in learning about NACEP standards

Past Accreditation Institute Resources

Accreditation Institute Resources (Restricted)

NACEP Accreditation Institute resources are restricted to members with an active login name and password. If you need assistance, please contact Andrea Roma, Member Services Coordinator at

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