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Middle States Offers Accreditation Protocol Specific to CTE Schools
At Middle States, we know that there is no one-size-fits all approach to accreditation. That’s why we offer an accreditation protocol specifically developed to meet the unique needs of career and technical (CTE) schools.

Here are just some of the benefits:
  • Middle States accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and, therefore, accreditation through the approved protocol can be used to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV financial aid programs for adult students.
  • The Middle States accreditation protocol for career and technical schools aligns well with various quality assurance programs, including ISO 9001.
  • Middle States accreditation can reduce time preparing for APE Chapter 339 CTE program reviews.
  • Middle States accreditation for career and technical schools is valid for ten years, while many agencies accredit for only five years.
  • Middle States can accredit institutions with both secondary and postsecondary programs as part of one self-study and evaluation visit, saving time and money.
  • The Middle States accreditation protocol evaluates both technical and academic programs in the same self-study and evaluation process, encouraging alignment and integration of those programs.
  • As a non-profit organization, Middle States keeps the cost of accreditation low. The peer review process involves volunteer educators, and schools generally pay an application fee and annual membership fees to maintain the term of accreditation.
To learn more about accreditation for CTE schools, contact Dan Rufo, Director of Accreditation, at drufo@msa-cess.org or 267.284.5041.
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