INSTITUTIONAL certification

Candidate

Member Institutions of the

 Florida Council of Private Colleges or the Council of Private Colleges of America must APPLY within 3-years of joining to become a candidate for Institutional Certification by the CPCA Certification Commission.

The process starts by

completing the Initial Candidate Application Form

The duration for Candidacy is up to 3 years.

The Annual Institutional Report is due during the Candidacy period.

institution

with

INSTITUTIONAL

Certification

Candidate Institutions of the CPCA Certification Commission develop a Self-Study which focuses on meeting the standards of Administration and Academics.

Following a successful review of the Self-Study a Site Visit comprised of Commission Staff and representatives from Commission Institutions is required.

A successful Site Visit results in continued CPCA Membership and Institutional Certification by the CPCA Certification Commission.

The duration for CPCA Certification is from ​
1 - 3 years.

 

The Annual Institutional Report is due during the Certification period.

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with

comprehensive 

certification

Institutions with CPCA Institutional Certification may choose to develop a Comprehensive Self-Study that focuses on meeting comprehensive standards of Administration and Academics.

Following a successful review of the Self-Study a Site Visit comprised of Commission Staff and representatives from Certified Institutions is required.

A successful Site Visit results in continued CPCA Membership and Comprehensive Certification by the CPCA Certification Commission.

The duration for Comprehensive Certification is 5 years.

The Annual Institutional Report is due during the Certification period.

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with

advanced

certification

Institutions with CPCA Comprehensive Certification may choose to develop an Advanced Self-Study which focuses on meeting advanced standards of Administration and Academics.

Following a successful review of the Self-Study a Site Visit comprised of Commission Staff and representatives from Certified Institutions is required.

A successful Site Visit results in continued CPCA Membership and Advanced Certification by the CPCA Certification Commission.

The duration for Advanced Certification is 10 years.

The Annual Institutional Report is due during the Certification period.