Accreditation and Approvals

Accreditation and Approvals

ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees and diploma programs.

Accreditation - Institutional

ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award the associate's, baccalaureate, and master's degrees and diplomas. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.   For more information, visit www.sacscoc.org.  

Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of ECPI University.

 

State Licensure

Maryland
ECPI University is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission for the delivery of online programs to residents of Maryland.

North Carolina
ECPI University is licensed by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina to award degrees.

ECPI University is licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges to award diplomas. The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges is not an accrediting agency.

South Carolina
ECPI University is licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education to award Bachelor of Science, Associate of Applied Science degrees and diplomas (1333 Main Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201-3245, telephone 803.737.2260).

Licensure by this Commission indicates only that minimum standards have been met, and it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Licensure is not equivalent to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Virginia
ECPI University has authority issued from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia to offer degrees, courses for degree credit, and programs of study leading to a degree.

Note on student complaint resolution process: ECPI University’s Student Grievance Procedures can be found in the Catalog at the following location: Student Grievance Procedures. These procedures are applicable to all students, including those taking distance education under the aegis of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

All students are first encouraged to seek and exhaust resolution of grievances/complaints with University officials or through the anonymous third-party system. If those processes do not resolve the issues, ECPI recognizes that in all matters related to SARA, any student may then communicate a grievance/complaint directly to the Stated Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), as noted below.

Complete a Student Complaint Form from the Student Records Coordinator or from www.schev.edu and submit the form to:

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
Private and Out-of-State Postsecondary Education (POPE)
101 N. 14th Street, 9th floor
James Monroe Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone: (804) 371-2285 Fax: (804) 225-2604

 

State Nursing Board Approvals

North Carolina
The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing at the ECPI University campus in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

The Diploma in Practical Nursing is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing at the ECPI University campuses in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, North Carolina.

South Carolina
The Diploma in Practical Nursing is approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, South Carolina Board of Nursing at the ECPI University campuses in Greenville and North Charleston, South Carolina.

Virginia
ECPI University has received approval for the Practical Nursing (PN) by the Department of Health Professions, Virginia Board of Nursing at the Newport News, Northern Virginia, Richmond/Emerywood, Richmond/Moorefield, and Virginia Beach, Virginia campuses.

ECPI University has received approval for a Registered Nursing (RN) program by the Department of Health Professions, Virginia Board of Nursing at the Newport News, Northern Virginia, Richmond/Emerywood, and Virginia Beach, Virginia campuses.

 

Other Approvals

ECPI University is eligible to participate in federal Title IV financial aid programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

ECPI University is approved for the training of veterans and other eligible persons.

ECPI University in Virginia Beach is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration as an Approved Technical Operations in the FAA's Collegiate Training Initiative. This approval applies to the Electronics Engineering Technology associate's and bachelor's degree programs at the Virginia Beach, Virginia campus.

ECPI University is an eligible institution to train students under the sponsorship of the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.

ECPI University is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students at ECPI University campuses in Newport News, VA; Northern Virginia, VA; Raleigh, NC; and Virginia Beach, VA.

 

Programmatic Accreditation

ECPI University has met the standards of accreditation for the following specialized or programmatic accreditation agencies that are recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation and/or the US Department of Education.  Copies of the accreditation approvals are available for inspection during regular business hours at the respective local campus.

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

The Health Science/Medical Assisting program at ECPI University is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)  at the following ECPI University campuses: Newport News, Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Virginia Beach, Virginia; Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina; and Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville, South Carolina. This is a programmatic accreditation by ABHES, a recognized accrediting agency for allied health programs, including medical assisting.   For more information, visit www. abhes.org.

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) at the following ECPI campuses:  Northern Virginia and Richmond, Virginia campuses.  This is a programmatic accreditation by ABHES, a recognized accrediting agency for allied health programs including surgical technology.  For more information, visit www.ahbes.org.

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314N

Falls Church, Virginia 22043

Telephone 703.917.9503

 

American Culinary Federation

The AAS in Culinary Arts degree and the Diploma in Culinary Arts programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Inc. (ACF) at the following ECPI campus:  Virginia Beach, School of Culinary Arts.  This is a programmatic accreditation by ACF, a specialized accreditation agency for postsecondary educational programs in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts.  For more information, visit www.acfchefs.org.

American Culinary Federation

180 Center Place Way

St. Augustine, Florida 32095

Telephone:  (940) 824-4468

 

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education

The Health Science/Health Information Management associate of applied science degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) at the ECPI University, Newport News, Virginia.

This is a programmatic accreditation by CAHIIM, a specialized accrediting agency for health informatics and health information management educational programs.  For more information, visit www.cahiim.org

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education

233 N. Michigan Avenue; 21st Floor

Chicago, IL 60601-5800

Telephone:  312.233.1100

The Health Science/Health Information Management program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) at the ECPI University, Richmond, Virginia campus.

 

Commission on Physical Therapy Education

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association a the following ECPI campuses:  Newport News and Richmond/ Emerywood, Virginia.   This is a programmatic accreditation by CAPTE, a specialized accreditation agency for qualified entry-level education programs for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.  For more information, visit www.capteonline.org.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

111 North Fairfax Street

Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Telephone 703.706.3245, email: accreditation@apta.org

 

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

The Medical Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology at the following ECPI campus locations:  Newport News, Virginia and Northern Virginia.  This is a programmatic accreditation by JRCERT, which is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry.   For more information, visit http://jrcert.org/

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850

Chicago, IL 60606-3182

telephone 312.704.5300, fax 312.704.5304, email: mail@jrcert.org

Graduates qualify to sit for the national exam of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN, degree completion program) at ECPI University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  This is a programmatic accreditation by ACEN, the specialized accreditation agency responsible for nursing education programs.   For more information, visit http://acenursing.org/

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, Georgia 30326

ACEN formerly operated as NLNAC/National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.