August Virtual Self-Study Workshop

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Our Self-Study Workshop registration is now open! The Self-Study Workshop is designed for administrators, program directors and faculty preparing for an upcoming self-study review or wanting to understand more about the accreditation process. The workshop includes didactic instruction and interactive sessions with a mock review of sample materials and interviews. Attendance is limited. Please see […]

Tech Tips

Please Keep Your Program Information Current As of April 23, 2021, there were 660 programs in the ACOTE accreditation system. To ensure that the contact information for each program is current and accurate, it is important that each program conduct a periodic review of the program’s listing in the School Directory and on the Profile […]

Distance Education Modalities

The US Department of Education (USDE) is extending its allowance for institutions to use distance education modalities to accommodate students without going through the regular approval process for the duration of the COVID-19 national emergency declaration and 180 days following the date on which the emergency declaration is rescinded. Using USDE as a guide, ACOTE is continuing the same […]

ACOTE e-Accreditation Portal Personnel Changes

The accreditation department will no longer be processing personnel change forms for adding a new user or making changes to user information in the ACOTE e-accreditation portal ( Instructions for adding a new user or changing an existing user in the ACOTE e-accreditation portal are available on the “Resources” page on the ACOTE website (See […]

From the Director – December 2020 – Teresa Brininger

Happy Holidays! ACOTE® met virtually in December. Highlights from the meeting include: 2018 STANDARDS INTERPRETATIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS Standard C.1.9. Level I Fieldwork The Commission on Education (COE) presented a question to ACOTE regarding using virtual-based simulations to meet the instructional methods for Standard C.1.9. After a lengthy discussion, ACOTE® concluded that virtual-based simulation is acceptable […]

2021 Annual Reports

As required by ACOTE Policy IV.E.5. Annual Reports to ACOTE, each program that is accredited by ACOTE is required to submit an Annual Report to provide data on key indicators and quality outcomes of the program. The 2021 Annual Report will be made available in ACOTE Online ( by early January and will be due […]