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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 Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400; the Florida Attorney General Office at PL-01 The Capitol, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050; or the Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Consumer Services at P.O. Box 6700, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6700.

  • Notice to students and prospective students: The Massage Therapy program at Everest University 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 (www.caahep.org) 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, www.ashp.org.
  • Assigned School by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).

Approvals & Memberships

  • Authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
  • Annually licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll free number (888) 224-6684.

  • The Massage Therapy program is approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy.

  • Approved for the training of Veterans and eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code.
  • Member, Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools

* 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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