Program Approvals

Cambridge Institute Accreditation

All of Cambridge’s campuses are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

ABHESABHES is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education for the accreditation of private, postsecondary institutions in the United States offering predominantly allied health education programs and the programmatic accreditation of medical assistant, medical laboratory technician and surgical technology programs leading to a certificate, diploma, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Occupational Science, Academic Associate degree, or Baccalaureate degree, including those offered via distance education.

ABHES accredits programmatically for the three programs identified above being taught in both public and private institutions. It also accredits institutionally outside of the allied health area, providing the institutions retain predominance in allied health (see II.A.1.b. for ABHES’ definition of predominance).

ABHES is an independent non-profit agency unrelated to any trade or membership organization.

Among ABHES Recognitions:

U.S. Department of Education, American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) American Medical Technologists (AMT), National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

Mission and Goals

ABHES’ stated mission is to enhance the quality of education and training and promote institutional and programmatic accountability through systematic and consistent program evaluation. The key to ABHES’ mission is to assure the quality of the programs it accredits, and assist in the improvement of the programs. This quality-determination is accomplished by rigorous and systematic evaluation based on valid standards. ABHES’ goals and objectives focus on three key areas: recognition, resources, and service; all of which ABHES believes are essential and paramount to the achievement of its mission.

The objectives of ABHES are as follows:

  1. To enhance the quality of education and training and promote institutional and programmatic accountability in the institutions and programs it accredits.
  2. To establish eligibility criteria and evaluation standards for the administration and operation of institutions providing predominantly allied health education and programs in specific allied health disciplines.
  3. To ensure that eligibility criteria and evaluation standards are relevant, valid and reliable; and predictive of successful qualitative outcomes through a comprehensive program of systematic review, enhancement, and follow-up.
  4. To enhance employment outcomes through quality improvement of institutions and programs.
  5. To promote sound business and ethical standards.

 

Altamonte Springs Campus –Orlando Area

CIE

 

 

 

The Altamonte Springs Campus is licensed by the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education.

About the Commission For Independent Education:

The Commission for Independent Education has statutory responsibilities in matters relating to nonpublic, postsecondary, educational institutions. In keeping with the Florida Department of Education’s goal of producing a seamless educational system, some of these functions include consumer protection, program improvement, institutional policies and administration, data management, and the licensure of independent schools, colleges and universities.

Samuel Ferguson

Executive Director

325 W. Gaines St, Suite 1414

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400   Phone: 850-245-3200

Fax: 850-245-3233

Joey.Smith@fldoe.org

FBON

 

 

 

The Nursing Assistant and Practical Nursing Programs are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

The Florida Board of Nursing licenses, monitors, disciplines, educates and, when appropriate, rehabilitates its licensees to assure their fitness and competence in providing health care services for the people of Florida. The sole legislative purpose in enacting the Nurse Practice Act is to ensure that every nurse practicing in Florida meets minimum requirements for safe practice. It is the legislative intent that nurses who fall below minimum competency or who otherwise present a danger to the public shall be prohibited from practicing in the State of Florida.

 

Delray Beach Campus – Palm Beach Area

CIE

 

 

 

The Delray Beach Campus is licensed by the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education.

About the Commission For Independent Education:

The Commission for Independent Education has statutory responsibilities in matters relating to nonpublic, postsecondary, educational institutions. In keeping with the Florida Department of Education’s goal of producing a seamless educational system, some of these functions include consumer protection, program improvement, institutional policies and administration, data management, and the licensure of independent schools, colleges and universities.

Samuel Ferguson
Executive Director
325 W. Gaines St, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400   Phone: 850-245-3200
Fax: 850-245-3233
Joey.Smith@fldoe.org


FBON

 

 

 

The Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

The Florida Board of Nursing licenses, monitors, disciplines, educates and, when appropriate, rehabilitates its licensees to assure their fitness and competence in providing health care services for the people of Florida. The sole legislative purpose in enacting the Nurse Practice Act is to ensure that every nurse practicing in Florida meets minimum requirements for safe practice. It is the legislative intent that nurses who fall below minimum competency or who otherwise present a danger to the public shall be prohibited from practicing in the State of Florida.

ARRT

 

 

 

The Radiologic Technology program is institutionally accredited by: The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) has achieved recognition by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) for the professional education component of the student’s education.

The Radiation Therapy program is institutionally accredited by: The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) has achieved recognition by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) for the professional education component of the student’s education.

CAAHEP

 

 

 

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)

About CAAHEP

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is a programmatic postsecondary accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and carries out its accrediting activities in cooperation with 23 review committees (Committees on Accreditation). CAAHEP currently accredits over 2100 entry level education programs in 28 health science professions.

CAAHEP, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, was formed in 1994. Its predecessor organization was the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA). CAHEA was part of the American Medical Association (AMA).

CAAHEP is comprised of both a Commission and a Board of Directors. The Commission is composed of representatives appointed to represent the organizations that belong to CAAHEP as well as certain other “communities of interest.” These Commissioners are responsible for approving the bylaws, mission, and vision statements of CAAHEP, as well as determining which health sciences professions are to be recognized by CAAHEP.

The CAAHEP Board of Directors is composed of 16 members, who are elected by and from among the Commissioners. The Board is the accrediting body of CAAHEP that awards or denies accreditation after review of accreditation recommendations made by the Committees on Accreditation. It is also the primary governing body that oversees the business of CAAHEP and implements the mission and vision as adopted by the Commission.

 

Atlanta Campus

GNPEC

 

 

 

The Atlanta Campus is licensed by the State of Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission.

Why was GNPEC Created?

The Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) was established by legislation enacted in 1990. GNPEC operations began in 1991, and the first Commission members were appointed in 1992. Prior to the creation of GNPEC, the Georgia Department of Education was responsible for the regulation of nondegree-granting schools (under the Proprietary School Act) and degree-granting schools (under the Postsecondary Educational Authorization Act). Under the 1990 Act, these earlier statutes were repealed and regulatory authority was consolidated with the Commission.

The primary purpose for GNPEC is to ensure each authorized college or school is educationally sound and financially stable. Specifically, GNPEC works to 1) assure prospective and enrolled students that the program of study and supporting elements of the institutions meet minimum standards, 2) assure prospective employers that institutions have been vetted for providing graduates wth appropriate job skills, 3) assure the general public, federal agencies, and other state agencies that programs meet minimum standards.

 

ARRT

 

 

 

The Radiologic Technology program is institutionally accredited by: The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) has achieved recognition by
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) for the professional education component of the student’s education.

The Radiation Therapy program is institutionally accredited by: The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) has achieved recognition by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) for the professional education component of the student’s education.

*For additional Information please visit the “Licensure and Accreditation” page.