Accrediting Agencies, Approvals and Memberships
“Regional accreditation ensures that an institution’s academic program meets acceptable levels of quality. Institutions must be accredited by a federally recognized accrediting agency to qualify for participation in federal financial aid programs that provide low-cost loans to students. Oftentimes, too, employers want to verify the accreditation of a college or university before they will pay for tuition or fees as part of a company-sponsored benefits program.
 
Attending a regionally accredited institution is an important consideration if you think you might want to transfer credits to another institution or will want to pursue admission to graduate programs later on. Regionally accredited colleges and universities typically accept credits from other regionally accredited institutions. Each individual institution may, however, decide which transfer credits to accept.”
 
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). (n.d.). Retrieved from http://wiche.edu/knowledge/14295

 

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
The University of Antelope Valley is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
Click here to view WASC FAQs.

    985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
    Alameda, CA 94501
    (510) 748-9001

 

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Phone: (916) 431-6959
Toll Free: (888) 370-7589
Main Fax: (916) 263-1897
Web site: www.bppe.ca.gov

 

Emergency Medical Services Agency - Los Angeles County 
The EMS Agency is responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the local EMS system. This includes establishing policies, addressing the financial aspects of system operation, and making provisions for collection, analysis, and dissemination of EMS related data. In addition, the EMS Agency is responsible for establishing operational policies and procedures; designating EMS base hospitals and specialty care centers, such as trauma centers; developing guidelines, standards and protocols for patient treatment and transfer; implementing a prehospital ALS program; certifying and accrediting prehospital medical care personnel; and approving EMS personnel training programs.

    10100 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 200
    Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
    (562) 347-1500

 

CAAHEP
The University of Antelope Valley is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.

“The Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).”

To contact CAAHEP

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    1361 Park Street 
    Clearwater, FL 33756 
    (727) 210-2350
    www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:

     8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
     Rowlett, TX 75088
     (214) 703-8445
     FAX (241) 703-8992
     www.coaemsp.org

 

Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS)
CECBEMS will serve as the recognized leader for continuing education in EMS, promoting its evolution and growth through development of continuing education standards, encouragement of innovative learning solutions, the support of continuous learning opportunities and the assurance of optimal learning experiences to prepare all EMS providers for their professional challenges.

    12200 Ford Rd., Ste. 478
    Dallas, TX 75234
    (972) 247-4442

 

Additional Approvals


American Heart Association 
    3640 5th Avenue 
    San Diego, CA. 92013 
    (619) 497-5717 

Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians 
    2535 Capital Oaks Drive Suite 205 
    Sacramento, CA 95833 
    (916) 263-7800 

California Board of Registered Nursing 
    400 R Street Suite 4030 
    Sacramento, CA. 95814-6200 
    (916) 322-3350 

Department of Health Services 
    1800 Third Street Suite 210 
    Sacramento, CA. 94234-7320 
    (916) 324-8620 

Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services 
    10100 Pioneer Blvd. #220
    Santa Fe Sprints, CA 90670
    (562) 347-1500 

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 
    1885 Bob Johnson Drive
    Kansas City, MO 64106 
    (816) 595-8300

U.S. Department of Education 

    400 Maryland Avenue, SW 
    Washington, D.C. 20202
    (800) 842-5327

Veterans Affair 
    P.O. Box 980818 W. 
    Sacramento, CA. 95798-0818 
    (916) 445-3427 



WIA/I-Train 
    11539 Hawthorne Blvd Suite 500 
    Hawthorne, CA. 90250 
    (310) 970-7700