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Accreditation and Approvals

All schools are approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Many MAPCCS schools are accredited by national accrediting bodies. Many schools are also approved for the education of veteran and other eligible dependents.

ACICS- Accrediting Commission for Independent Colleges and Schools

ABHES- Accrediting Board of Health Education Schools

NACCAS- National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences

CAHEA- Committee of Allied Health Education and Accreditation

ACCST- Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges of Technology

ACCET- Accrediting Commission for Continuing Education and Training


  • MAPCCS offers an Annual Conference that supports the private career school segment
  • MAPCCS offers quarterly Professional Development Workshops

  • MAPCCS offers support to new schools in accreditation and operational issues

  • MAPCCS works closely with the Maryland Higher Education Commission and legislative formats in an effort to keep member schools informed of private colleges and career school segment issues

  • MAPCCS Board Members serve on various boards that support private colleges and career schools

  • MAPCCS works for its member schools in every way to support their ongoing success

  • MAPCCS offers the opportunity to network with industry leaders and regulatory authorities