To earn and maintain accreditation from NCA CASI or SACS CASI, schools must:
- Adhere to the AdvancED Accreditation Standards and Policies.
- Implement a continuous improvement process focused on improving student learning and organizational effectiveness.
- Engage in internal and external quality assurance review.
In addition, accredited schools pay annual accreditation fees that are used to provide accredited schools with research-based standards, nationally-trained quality assurance review team chairs, high-quality resources and tools, and ongoing professional development.
AdvancED provides a website to help schools communicate about accreditation.