Accreditation¹ Means Accountability

Accreditation1 means you have assurance you are benefiting from a rigorous, audited program.

Accreditation1 is designed to help educational institutions boost their ongoing performance efforts for the benefit of their students. Accreditation1 matters because our students deserve the highest level of educational excellence possible.

Cognia® is the world’s largest education community, serving more than 34,000 educational institutions. They’re a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions and systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT®) was established in 1974 to connect workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping students gain access to academic credit for formal training taken outside traditional degree programs.

Gain a better education

Accreditation1 requires ensuring the curriculum meets a certain quality standard. You, as a student, benefit from the teaching practices and procedures that allow us to retain our accreditation1.

What benefit does accreditation1 serve?

While accreditation1 is a set of rigorous protocols and research-based processes for evaluating an institution’s organizational effectiveness, it is far more than that. Today accreditation1 examines the whole institution—the programs, the cultural context, the community of stakeholders—to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of students.

Accreditation1 is inextricably linked to institution and educational system improvement. The accreditation1 process asks institutions and systems to critically evaluate their vision, strategies, priorities, leadership, and programs and resources. The process of earning and maintaining accreditation1 provides institutions and educational systems with clear and compelling direction for implementing changes to move toward excellence.

  1. Bottega is Accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission | Cognia as a Post-Secondary non-degree granting school. Cognia is a private accreditation body and not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Additionally, Bottega received CREDIT recommendation recognition through the American Council on Education to provide CS credit and transcript service through ACE. Explore the benefits of having current curriculum and receive both your industry credential and a path to college credit.
  2. New Charter University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). New Charter University is a subsidiary of Bottega, LLC.