New centers seeking status as an Accredited Education Institute (AEI) can apply using the AEI Accreditation Portal. It’s required that all new centers submit a pre-application before gaining access to the application. Click “Register a New Center” within the portal to access the pre-application.
Centers must meet all standards and intend to actively pursue accreditation for the designation level sought—Comprehensive or Focused—prior to submitting a pre-application. A letter of intent (LOI) is required in conjunction with submitting the pre-application and agreeing to the terms in our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
This voluntary program involves a peer-review process. The ACS AEI Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) meets semi-annually—in June and December—to make accreditation decisions.
If you have questions about pursuing accreditation, contact Cathy Sormalis, Senior Manager of the Program for Accreditation of Education Institutes, at email@example.com or 312-202-5535.