Does NPEC Accredit Postsecondary Institutions?
NPEC is not an accrediting agency but does authorize postsecondary institutions to operate under Georgia law. However, most accrediting agencies verify compliance with state law, including authorization when required, prior to granting initial accreditation. Postsecondary institutions choose to begin the accreditation process on a voluntary basis. In order to become accredited institutions and programs must demonstrate they meet certain standards established by the accrediting agency. Each accrediting agency develops its own standards. There are two types of accrediting agencies: institutional accrediting agencies that establish standards for the entire school and specialized accrediting agencies that establish standards for programs in specific fields of study such as nursing or engineering. The federal government does review and recognize accrediting associations. Who serves on the NPEC Board? The Commission is composed of 14 members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Sen