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Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation 

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

Charter College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)* to award bachelor of science degrees, associate of applied science degrees, and certificates; not all degrees and programs are available at all campuses (see Academic Programs). ABHES is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The following campuses are included in the institutional grant of accreditation:

Alaska
Charter College – Anchorage
Charter College – Wasilla
 
California
Charter College – Canyon Country
Charter College – Lancaster
Charter College - Oxnard
 
Montana
Charter College – Billings
Charter College – Missoula 
 
New Mexico
Charter Institute, a Division of Charter College – Farmington
 
Washington
Charter College – East Wenatchee
Charter College – Fife
Charter College – Lacey
Charter College – Pasco
Charter College – Vancouver
Charter College - Yakima
 
 
*Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N, Falls Church, Virginia 22043
www.abhes.org
info@abhes.org
Phone: 703-917-9503
Fax: 703-917-4109

Programmatic Accreditation: 

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

The associate nursing program at Charter College at the Anchorage campus located in Anchorage, Alaska is accredited by the:

Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
404-975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is initial accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326 404-975-5000
http://www.acenursing.us/candidates/candidacy.asp

Charter College and Charter Institute, a Division of Charter College, campuses are authorized by the following agencies:

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Authorization

Charter College is authorized in Alaska by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education to offer bachelor degrees, associate degrees, and certificates.

Alaska Board of Nursing

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at Charter College-Anchorage is approved by the Alaska Board of Nursing, 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500, Anchorage, AK 99501, 907-269-8161. 

Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at Charter College-Anchorage received initial accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000.

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Licensure

The following Charter College locations are licensed to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Charter College-Canyon Country 
Charter College-Lancaster 
Charter College-Oxnard

Charter College is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. 

Commission on Postsecondary Education Licensure

Charter College, Oxnard is licensed in Nevada by the Commission on Postsecondary Education to offer experiential training.

Montana University System

Charter College – Vancouver, Billings, and Missoula have received the necessary authorization from the Board of Regents of the Montana University System to offer postsecondary degree programs in the State of Montana.

New Mexico Higher Education Department Approval

Charter Institute, a Division of Charter College – Farmington is state authorized to operate by the New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2044 Galisteo Street, Suite 4, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-2100, (505) 476-8400, to offer certificates.

Charter College – Vancouver has met the requirements of the New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2044 Galisteo Street, Suite 4, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-2100, (505) 476-8400, for a Claim for Exemption pursuant to the Interstate Distance Education Act, 21-23B-1 et seq. NMSA 1978 pursuant to rule 5.99.1.10 (G) which states “the institution is offering supervised field experience pursuant to the parameters established in 5.99.1.11”.

Charter College – Vancouver is approved to offer online programs to New Mexico students in compliance with the Post-Secondary Educational Institution Act of the New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2044 Galisteo Street, Suite 4, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-2100, (505) 476-8400.
 
 
Washington State Department of Health

The Certificate in Pharmacy Technician programs at Charter College-Vancouver, Lacey, and Fife are recognized by the Washington State Department of Health, Board of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission. The mailing address is 310 Israel Road SE, Tumwater, WA  98501. The phone number is 360-236-4700.

Washington Student Achievement Council Authorization

Charter College - Vancouver is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Charter College to offer specific degree programs.

The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, Washington 98504-3430 or by email at degreeauthorization@wsac.wa.gov.

Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

Charter College-Vancouver, Fife, Pasco, Yakima, Lacey, and East Wenatchee are licensed under Chapter 28C.10 RCW. Inquiries or complaints regarding certificate programs at this private vocational school may be made to the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, 128 - 10th Ave. SW, Box 43105, Olympia, Washington 98504, wtb.wa.gov, phone: 360-753-5662, e-mail address: wtecb@wtb.wa.gov.