Institutional & Programmatic Accreditation

  • Everest is in the process of transitioning its primary accreditation to a new national accrediting body, and expects that process to be complete in early 2017.

    Currently, Everest is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award diplomas, associates, bachelors and masters degrees. However, as of December 12, 2016, ACICS is no longer recognized by the Department of Education. ACICS is located at 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington, D.C. 20002-4223; (202) 336-6780.

    Everest has 18 months following the December 12, 2016 loss of its Department-recognized accrediting agency (i.e., until June 12, 2018), to find a new accrediting agency to maintain eligibility to receive funds under Title IV, HEA program. If Everest does not obtain accreditation within that 18 month period, the institution would no longer be eligible to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs. As noted above, Everest anticipates accreditation under a new accrediting body well before this 18 month deadline.

    Any student who has a complaint relating to Title IV eligibility or administration, the quality of education received at Everest, or otherwise relating to the accreditation standards of its former accrediting agency can submit that complaint to the School directly and/or to any of the following: The Department of Education’s Student Complaint website; the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 917 Lakeridge Way, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430, the Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, 128 Tenth Avenue, SW, P.O. Box 43105, Olympia, WA 98504-3105; the Washington Attorney General at 800 5th Ave., Suite 2000, Seattle, WA 98104; or the Washington Attorney General Consumer Protection Division at 800 5th Ave., Suite 2000, Seattle, WA 98104.

  • Notice to students and prospective students: The Pharmacy Technician program at Everest College has been placed on student achievement show-cause by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”), due to material noncompliance with its licensure pass rate standard of 60%.
  • The Medical Assistant diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
  • The Pharmacy Technician program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814, 301.657.3000,

Approvals & Authorizations

  • Everest College-Everett campus is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meet 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 Everest College-Everett campus 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, WA 98504-3430.; 360-753-7800 (
  • Licensed under Chapter 28c.10 RCW; inquiries or complaints regarding this or any other private vocational school may be made to the Work Force Training Board, 128 Tenth Avenue SW, P.O. Box 43105, Olympia, WA 98504-3105, 360.753.5662, email:
  • Selected programs of study are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (WTCEB/SAA) for enrollment of veterans and eligible beneficiaries to receive benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, United States Code.
  • Approved by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy.
  • Approved for the training of Veterans and eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code.

* Copies of accreditation, approval and membership documentation are available for inspection at the campus. Please contact the campus president to review this material.

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