The ABHES Commission is responsible for the process of establishing the adequacy and relevance of its policies, procedures, and evaluation standards to achieve its mission. The policies, procedures, and evaluation standards used to evaluate institutions and programs are published in the Accreditation Manual. The Accreditation Manual is reviewed using a five-year cycle by which time a substantive review of each standard is complete.

In its review, participation and input from appropriate constituents, including accredited institutions and programs, students, graduates, employers, and industry leaders is sought. Those with an interest in commenting on the Commissions Proposed Revisions to the Accreditation Manual are asked to respond via the instructions within the written notice.

At this time, the following call for comment is available:

Call for Comment on Final Revisions to the Accreditation Manual – August 2020

ABHES publishes a list of institutions and programs to be considered at its Commission meeting and requests comments pertaining to any institution or program listed on the Institutions/Programs to be Considered List. Comments must include information that assists the Commission in making a decision regarding pending applications. All comments received will be forwarded to the institution for an opportunity to submit a response to the comments. Anonymous comments will not be accepted.

Those wishing to provide comments to be considered at the next Commission Meeting must submit comments to Amy Rowe, Associate Executive Director of Membership Services at arowe@abhes.org.

Click here to review the Institutions/Programs to be Considered List for the July 2020 Commission Meeting.

In accordance with Chapter III, Section D, Subsection 2 of the Accreditation Manual and 34 CFR §602.26(a)(1)&(2), ABHES provides written notice of accreditation decisions to the Secretary of the United States Department of Education, the appropriate state licensing or authorizing agencies, the appropriate accrediting agencies, and the public.

To view recent actions please click on the Final Actions Memo and/or Statistical Summary below. The Final Actions Memo includes the Institution Name, City, and State by action type and the Statistical Summary provides an overview of the actions taken per meeting.

Please see below actions taken by the ABHES Commission.

2020

Final Commission Actions 52020

Final Commission Actions 12020

Statistical Summary 12020

2019

September Commission Actions

July Commission Actions

July Summary of Actions

July 23, 2019

May Commission Actions

January Commission Actions

January Summary of Actions

2018

October / November 2018

July 2018 Commission Actions

July 2018 Summary of Actions

June 21, 2018 

June 21, 2018

June 2018 Commission Actions

June 2018 Summary of Actions

February 21, 2018 

February 14, 2018

January 2018 Commission Actions

January 2018 Summary of Actions

2017

November 2017 Commission Actions

November 2017 Summary of Actions

July 2017 Commission Actions

July 2017 Summary of Actions

January 2017 Commission Actions

January 2017 Summary of Actions

January 2017 Actions

2016

September 2016 Commission Actions

July 2016 Commission Actions

July 2016 Summary of Actions

April 2016 Commission Actions

January 2016 Commission Actions

January 2016 Summary of Actions

2015

July 2015 Commission Actions

May 2015 Commission Actions

January 2015 Commission Actions

January 2015 Summary of Actions

2014

July 2014 Commission Actions

July 2014 Summary of Actions

May 2014 Commission Actions

January 2014 Commission Actions

January 2014 Summary of Actions

2013

July 2013 Commission Actions

July 2013 Summary of Actions

January 2013 Commission Actions

January 2013 Summary of Actions

2012

July 2012 Commission Actions

July 2012 Summary of Actions

2011

December 2011 Commission Actions

December 2011 Summary of Actions

July 2011 Commission Actions

July 2011 Summary of Actions

May 2011 Commission Actions

2010

December 2010 Statistical Summary

December 2010 Commission Actions

November 2010

July 2010

January 2010 (Attachment A, Attachment B, Attachment C, Attachment D, Attachment E, Attachment F)

2009

December 2009

November 2009

July 2009

April 2009

December 2008

In accordance with Chapter III, Section D, Subsection 2 of the Accreditation Manual and 34 CFR §602.26(a)(1)&(2), ABHES provides written notice of relinquishments to the Secretary of the United States Department of Education, the appropriate state licensing or authorizing agencies, the appropriate accrediting agencies, and the public.

The below institutions relinquished accreditation in 2020.

  1. Hester School of Dental Assisting – Institutional
    1045 Williamsburg Road
    DeLand, FL 32720
    Effective January 6, 2020
  2. Woodruff Medical Training & Testing – Institutional
    675 E.E. Butler Parkway, Suite K
    Gainesville, GA 30501
    Effective February 10, 2020
  3. Woodruff Medical Training & Testing – Institutional
    2131 Pleasant Hill Road, Suite 125
    Duluth, GA 30096
    Effective February 10, 2020
  4. Fortis College – Institutional
    3470 Eastdale Circle
    Montgomery, AL 36117
    Effective February 13, 2020
  5. Med-Life Institute – Institutional
    1368 E. Vine Street
    Kissimmee, FL 34744
    Effective February 26, 2020
  6. Liberty Technical Institute – Institutional
    1160 South Semoran Boulevard, Suite F
    Orlando, FL 32807
    Effective February 28, 2020
  7. National American University – Programmatic
    7309 E 21st Street, Suite G40
    Wichita, KS 67206
    Effective May 1, 2020
  8. Coyne College – Programmatic
    1 North State Street, Suite 400
    Chicago, IL 60602
    Effective June 22, 2020
  9. American National University – Institutional
    2376 Sir Barton Way
    Lexington, KY 40509
    Effective June 27, 2020

For relinquishments prior to 2020, please click on the corresponding year for additional information.

2019 I 2018 I 2017 I 2016 I 2015 I 2014

In accordance with Chapter III, Section D, Subsection 2 of the Accreditation Manual and 34 CFR §602.26(a)(1)&(2), ABHES provides written notice of a final decision to deny or withdraw the accreditation of an institution or program (appeal rights exhausted) to the Secretary of the United States Department of Education, the appropriate state licensing or authorizing agency, and the appropriate accrediting agencies at the same time ABHES notifies the institution or program of the decision, but no later than 30 days after it reaches the decision. ABHES provides written notice to the public of these decisions within 24 hours of its notice to the institution or program through listing the on the ABHES website.

For any final decision to deny or withdraw accreditation, ABHES makes available to the Secretary, the appropriate state licensing or authorizing agency, and the public, no later than 60 days after the decision, a brief statement summarizing the reasons for the agency’s decision and the official comments, if any, that the affected institution or program may make with regard to that decision, or evidence that the affected institution has been offered the opportunity to provide official comment.