Is Penn Foster accredited?
Yes! Penn Foster is nationally and regionally accredited and accredited. These prestigious forms of accreditation mean that Penn Foster has met the high standards required by these bodies. We operate with the highest level of integrity, so our graduates can benefit from an accredited education.
Penn Foster Career School Accreditation
Penn Foster Career School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Penn Foster Career School is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
Many American corporations - including business giants like GE, Kraft Foods, Phelps Dodge, PP&G and Tyco Electronics - have used our training method to educate their own employees.*
You can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
In addition, Penn Foster has been reviewed and approved as an Authorized Provider of continuing education and training programs by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). This means you can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the Penn Foster Career Diploma Programs you've completed. CEUs serve as a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training.
Penn Foster High School Accreditation
Penn Foster High School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). Penn Foster High School is regionally accredited for grades 9 through adult by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Penn Foster High School is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
Penn Foster College Accreditation
Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education and is authorized to award Associate of Science Degrees. Penn Foster College has met the high standards of integrity and performance set by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) in Washington, D.C. The DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. The American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. For more information on the transferability of Penn Foster credits, visit the ACE CREDIT website at www.acenet.edu.
All Penn Foster College programs are affiliated with DANTES, which qualifies U.S. military personnel for tuition reimbursement.
Penn Foster College is a Better Business Bureau accredited business with a BBB rating.
Approved for Veteran's Education Benefits
Many Penn Foster programs are approved for veterans education benefits. Reservists may also qualify for veterans education benefits. If you think you may be eligible, check with your local or regional VA office. Penn Foster is affiliated with DANTES, which qualifies military personnel for tuition reimbursement.
The Choice of Industry Professionals
Penn Foster training can help prepare you to earn valuable accreditation in fields such as computer programming, medical billing, and many more.
Additional Penn Foster Career School institutional and faculty memberships and affiliations include:
American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
American Association of Community Colleges
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
American Association of Medical Assistants
Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
American Medical Technologists
American Society for Engineering Education
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Travel Agents
Association of Bridal Consultants
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Association of Veterinary Technician Educators
Career College Association
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Electronics Technician Association
The Humane Society of the United States
Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers
International Association of Administrative Professionals
International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians
International Society for Technology in Education
National Association of Legal Assistants
National Association of Photoshop Professionals
National Federation of Paralegal Associations
Northeast Veterinary Technician Education Association (NEVTEA)
Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA)
Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association
Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association
SAE (The Engineering Society for Advancing Mobility - Land, Sea, Air and Space)
Society of Broadcast Engineers
Veterinary Technicians & Assistants Association of Pennsylvania (VTAAP)
* This list identifies companies that have selected Penn Foster Career School to provide training for their employees. This does not imply an endorsement.
** Credits earned in Penn Foster programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. If you are planning to continue your education with another school after you earn your degree from Penn Foster, you should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.
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