Professional AADP accreditation is a process that gives public recognition to educational institutions that meet standards of quality.Professional accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental means of assessing and certifying institutional quality. In other words, accredited institutions “deliver on what they promise students.” Voluntary standards the AADP looks at when accrediting an educational institution…
- Have clearly defined and well-stated learning objectives.
- Offer educationally sound and up-to-date courses.
- Provide outstanding educational services to students.
- Have demonstrated student success and satisfaction.
- Have a competent advisory staff.
- Promotes its courses truthfully.
- Have an effective research and self-improvement program.
Professional accreditation is sometimes called program accreditation and is also known as specialized accreditation. Professional agencies are voluntary associations that are not covered by federal regulations. This type of accreditation is often associated with national professional associations, such as the American Bar Association which accredits law schools, the American Medical Association which accredits allopathic medical programs and so on. Professional accreditation promises students that the institution they elected to study with is a reputable one that will provide a quality education. Professional accreditation is not, however, a guarantee that your course work will be accepted by other educational institutions or state agencies, although this frequently can happen.