Established in 1974, member organization of: UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. United States Distance Learning Association. The U.S. National Academic Higher Education Agency NAHED specializes in educational accreditation and professional credential evaluations. No other organization can match our array of specialized services. Clients from all over the world come to NAHED to have their educational and professional credentials evaluated for possible employment in the United States. Employers also utilize NAHED to evaluate and confirm the authenticity of educational and professional credentials of prospective employees. Educational institutes, colleges and universities may also require the comparison of foreign credentials and qualifications with the U.S. accredited standard. NAHED provides comparative services to educational facilitates that are interested in the potential of transfer of college credits from other institutes. In many cases your education may not be recognized by another institute, college or university in the U.S. without having it evaluated and authenticated by the NAHED Accreditation Service. NAHED understands, and is highly experienced in the interpretation of credentials, professional licensure and education obtained outside of the United States, or U.S. accredited credentials attained by alternative methods. ge is used for listing the services offered by your company.
What is accreditation and why is it important ? Accreditation is the evaluation tool used to ensure a high level of quality in higher education. Accreditation is the process that gives public recognition to institutions that meet certain standards. Accreditation is the school’s mark of legitimacy. Accrediting agencies in the U.S. are privately owned State registered organizations who have taken it upon themselves to assure the quality and standards of higher education. NAHED is one of the oldest accrediting organizations of national scope, initially incorporated in 1974 and reincorporated in Washington DC in 2007. Efforts of the Department of Education to dictate the establishment and measurement of student achievement standards were stopped decisively by the the Higher Education Act of 2008, which prohibits the Secretary of Education from regulating student achievement or any other accreditation standards. This was a hard-fought battle and is a significant victory for established national accrediting agencies such as NAHED. The U.S. Department of Education does not play a role in accrediting schools, colleges and student achievements. The Department of Education does not accredit educational institutions, and has no authority to recognize national or regional accrediting agencies for the purpose of establishing quality control. The only form of ''recognition'' that may be granted by the Secretary of Education is for Title IV funding purposes only, this is the nearly 60 billion dollar congressionally approved annual money stream that flows from taxpayers to mainly state universities and community colleges.
Educational organizations authorized to display the NAHED National Accreditation Seal - updated October 2019 : Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools, Washington DC American Association of Community Colleges, Washington DC American Bureau of Higher Education, Washington DC Apollo Group, Arizona Beckfield College, Kentucky Chatfield College, Ohio Cincinnati State Technical Community College, Ohio Concordia College & University, Delaware Concordia International College, Canada Corinthian Colleges Inc, California Corning Community College, New York Evangelical Gospel Assemblies, Missouri Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center, Indiana Ivy Tech State College, Indiana Loyola Marymount University, California College of Mount St. Joseph, Ohio National Science Teachers Association, Virginia New York State Academy of Fire Science, New York Phoenix University International, international Princeton Child Development Institute, New Jersey Rockford Public School District, Illinois Southern State Community College, Ohio Southwestern College of Business, Florida St. Albert's College and Graduate School Trinity College of the Bible, Indiana Xavier University, Louisiana
Should your educational institution wish to seek accreditation by NAHED or use NAHED's national Credential Evaluation Services, please send us an introductory e-mail explaining your needs. Include your name, function, the name and location of your institution and your contact information. Our office in Washington DC will send you the official NAHED Accreditation Handbook 2022 Edition and further instructions either by postal mail or in PDF download format. When approved for accreditation, we will send you our secure order & payment link by email.