The accrediting agencies below are those independent organizations that have a presence on the world-wide-web
and steadfastly claim their own legitimacy.
The Academy, as a matter of policy, suggests that new institutions
or those not seeking voluntary accreditation in the USA among US Department of Education approved regional and national private
accrediting agencies, should check carefully before applying for membership and approval from any of the listed privately
organized accrediting agencies below. In addition, an independent survey of each organization's membership as to
whether or not membership and accreditation with that organization is both worthwhile and respected by its members would
be prudent. Contact Global Academy Online for any assistance in evaluating the veracity of claims made by the accrediting organizations listed and the real and
perceived value of institutional association.
The following are private,
non government approved, with the exception of ASIC who is also a member to the exclusion of all others on this list as a
member of the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA's) International Quality Control Group.
Higher education accrediting agencies
promoted by their professional associations like those listed below as well and formed by professional like-minded organizations
will officially sanction and approve their members to be in good standing for licensing of graduates to practice their specific
profession to be used for the public welfare in order to define what is acceptable practice and standards.
A review of these particular accreditors above reveals, in many instances,
acceptable credentials by the agency's member schools . More often than not, they espouse a solid mission
statement. The key is not whether the agency meets a government or other agency's approval but whether or not the
joined members of that institution would want to be associated with those who are also members. legitimate member attract
legitimate applicants. The market determines the veracity of the accrediting claims, not anothers interpretation of what that
accreditation means. The validity of the organization is therefore built on the quality of a so-called accreditation
organization's members. In the final analysis - nothing more, nothing less than the perception of the institution that
joins or is certified by one of these agencies above.
list was updated in April 2016