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Accreditations and Affiliations

Penn Foster College Accreditations, Licensing, and Recommendations

Penn Foster College has been thoroughly reviewed and has earned several important accreditations, recommendations, and licensing.
DEAC

DEAC

Penn Foster College is nationally accredited. This form of accreditation means that Penn Foster has met the high standards required by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) in Washington, D.C. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. We operate with the highest level of integrity, so our graduates can benefit from an accredited education.
CHEA

CHEA

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
CVTEA

CVTEA

Penn Foster College's Vet Tech Associate Degree program has FULL Accreditation with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA). This accreditation "represents the highest standard of achievement for veterinary medical education in the United States. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review."
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

State Authorization

Penn Foster College has been approved by Arizona to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.
Pennsylvania Dept of Education

Licensing

Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education and is authorized to award Associate of Science Degrees, Bachelor of Science Degrees, and Undergraduate Certificates.
College Credit Recommendations

College Credit Recommendations

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. Over 2,000 schools consider ACE credit recommendations for transfer to their degree programs. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website.
Military Family

Approved for veteran's education benefits

Many of Penn Foster's online education programs are approved for veteran's education benefits. Reservists may also qualify for veteran's education benefits. If you think you may be eligible or would like more information, you can check with your local or regional VA office or call Penn Foster at 888-427-2900 to speak with a VA Support Specialist. Please note: Individual high school courses are not eligible for veteran’s education benefits.
Accredited Business

Better Business Bureau

Penn Foster College is a Better Business Bureau accredited business with a BBB Rating of A+.
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The BBB only accredits the business management of a school, not the quality of the curriculum, or training programs.

Disclaimer: No form of accreditation guarantees that any learning institution will accept credits from any school as transfer credits.
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