Accreditation Workshop

The Accreditation Workshop provides an opportunity for participants to gain a better understanding of the Commission’s standards and procedures, as well as to share experiences with other schools in the accreditation process.

Be sure to visit DETCs Online Training Center for additional training on the accreditation process.

Pre-Workshop Application:  Initial Applicant Schools

The Pre-Workshop Application for Initial Applicant Schools is the first step required for any institution seeking initial accreditation from DETC, or for any institution currently accredited by another institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education that is seeking initial accreditation from DETC.

The accreditation process begins with attendance at an Accreditation Workshop where the Commission provides training and resources which will assist schools as they strive towards a meaningful self-evaluation and on-site evaluation experience.

  • Schools currently accredited by DETC will be assigned to an Renewal of Accreditation Workshop based upon their scheduled renewal date.

  • Initial applicants may elect to attend any of DETC Initial Accreditation Workshops to fulfill the workshop requirement.



In order for this to be a meaningful training experience, participants registered to attend the upcoming Accreditation Workshop must download the Accreditation Workshop Materials and the current Standards of Accreditation. Participants are expected to have ready access to both documents at the workshop. 

June 10-11, 2019 Initial Accreditation 
Arlington, Virginia

  • Download the Accreditation Workshop Materials; 
  • Download the Standards of Accreditation;