Accreditation is a uniquely American system for assuring quality in those education programs that produce the next generation of professionals.
CAAHEP, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, serves nearly 2200 education programs in 26 health care professions, through a network of committees on accreditation (CoAs). It is one of the nation's largest accrediting bodies.
Accreditation is a private (non-governmental) system of peer-review based on Standards for educational programs that each and every program is duty bound to meet. Accreditation serves the public's interest in quality health care, employers' interest in competent new staff, and students' interest in receiving quality education.