Licensing, Accreditation and Approvals
Nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc.
4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 1300
Alexandria, VA 22303-1816.
Accreditation is a complicated area that is often misunderstood. Accreditation is significant but it does not mean that all accredited educational programs are the same. In fact, schools often have very different approaches to delivering your education so it's valuable to visit the school and talk to students and graduates to find out more about the quality of the education.
Accreditation is a voluntary process that identifies and acknowledges educational programs and/or institutions for achieving and maintaining a level of quality, performance, and integrity that meets meaningful standards. Accreditation is a major way that students, families, government officials, and the press know that an institution or program meets a high standard for administrative compliance and financial stability.
The three major categories of accreditation are:
- Accreditation approved by the US Department of Education that allows schools to participate in Title IV financial aid.
- Private accreditation that is not approved by the US Department of Education.
- The term accreditation used by some states or state boards.
The first level is the most rigorous and itself has multiple levels of accreditation for various types of schools. There is a great deal of overlap between accrediting companies and schools select different accrediting companies for various reasons. The standards have slight variations but the process is relatively the same.
Some schools may attempt to assign superior value to their school or program based on their accreditation. This is not an honest portrayal. The best indicator of a school's quality is found in the success of the graduates and the reputation of the school with employers.
Our goal is to greatly exceed the standards of accreditation and provide programs that offer an educational experience that is outstanding. We are passionate about making you as successful as possible and redefining education to be a significant life enhancing experience.
We look forward to working with you to reach new levels of confidence, knowledge and success in your life.
Additional Licensing Information
The following are the licenses, approvals and affiliations held by the school.
State Board of Cosmetology State House Station 35
Augusta, Maine 04333
Polarity Curriculum Approved by the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA)
Massage and Polarity Programs Approved by:
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 300 · McLean, VA 22102
1-800-296-0664 · (703) 610-9015 · Fax: (703) 610-9005
Member of The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Council of Schools
American Massage Therapy Association, 500 Davis St. Evanston, IL 60201
Member of The Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, School Alliance
Member Schools of:
PRI Educational Development Company
The school is the exclusive provider of massage and polarity curriculums developed by Nancy Risley, RPP, BCPP, RPE
Pivot Point International Member School and Artist Access
Cosmetology and Salon Educational Systems by Pivot Point International