List of Fake College Accreditation Agencies

Awarding credentials has taken on new avenues of deception. Diploma and degree mills are popping up online like wildfire. Degree mills are diploma-for-money companies using the distance learning platform as a disguise to provide fake degrees. The more intense degree mills will create a fake syllabus for non-existent courses and even sell recommendation letters from the school they do not have.

The frightening aspect of this is the news coverage of a wide range of incidents of this among politicians, lawyers, teachers and doctors. With the advent of internet technology, these accreditation mills confuse the public with conniving success. Before you accept credentials either as an employer or a student, exercise caution via checking these following links and lists provided.

External Lists of Questionable Institutions

Be Wary of Non-recognized Accreditation Agencies Credential Watch.

http://www.credentialwatch.org/non/agencies.shtml

Fake Accrediting Agencies. Degree.net: http://www.degree.net/accreditation/fake-accreditingagencies_199911302319.html

Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=EF4C3C3B-EB44-4381-6673F760B3946FBB

List of Scam Schools – Beware the Scams. Consumer Fraud Reporting.

http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/Education_Degree_Scam_list.php

Non-Accredited Colleges and Universities Maine Department of Education

http://www.maine.gov/education/highered/Non-Accredited/non-accredited.htm

Non-Accredited Colleges/Universities Michigan Civil Service Commission:

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Non-accreditedSchools_78090_7.pdf

Unauthorized Schools and Invalid Degrees Oregon Student Access Commission Office of Degree

Authorization http://oregonstudentaid.gov/oda-degree-authorization-academic-unauthorized

Questionable Organizations: An Overview. Quackwatch

http://quackwatch.org/04ConsumerEducation/nonrecorg.html#nonaccredited

Unrecognized and Fake Agencies for Online College Accreditation GetEducated.com

http://www.geteducated.com/diploma-mills-police/college-degree-mills/204-fake-agencies-for-collegeaccreditation

The list for scam diploma agencies continues to grow at alarming rates; some are not available for the following list. It is always a good idea to thoroughly research questionable accreditations via above resources and online resources.

  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)
  • American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA)
  • Accreditation Council for Distance Education (ACTDE)
  • Accreditation Council for Online Academia (ACOHE)
  • Accreditation Panel for Online Colleges and Universities (APTEC)
  • Accrediting Commission International (ACI)
  • American Accrediting Association of Theological Institutions
  • American Council of Private Colleges and Universities
  • American Association of Drugless Practitioners (ADP)
  • Association of Accredited Bible Schools
  • Association of Distance Learning Programs (ADLP)
  • Association of Private Colleges and Universities
  • Association for Online Academic Accreditation
  • Association for Online Excellence
  • Association for Online Academic Excellence
  • Board of Online Universities Accreditation (BOUA)
  • Central American Council of Accreditation (CACA)
  • Council for Distance Education
  • Council of Online Higher Education
  • Central States Consortium of Colleges & Schools
  • Distance and Online Universities Accreditation Council (DOUAC)
  • Distance Learning International Accreditation Association (DEIAA)
  • Distance Learning Quality Assurance Agency (DLQAA)
  • European Accreditation Board of Higher Education (EABHE)
  • Global Accreditation Bureau (GAB)
  • Global Accredited Council for Business Association (GACBA)
  • Global Accreditation Council for Business Education (GACBE)
  • Global Accreditation Commission for Distance Education (GACDE)
  • Global Accreditation Council for Online Academia
  • International Commission for Higher Education
  • International Accreditation Agency for Online Universities (IAAOU)
  • International Accreditation Association for Online Education (IAAFOE)
  • International Accreditation Commission (IAC)
  • International Association Council of Engineering Professionals (IACEP)
  • International Accreditation Commission for Online Universities (IACOU) (Kingston)
  • International Accreditation Commission for Online Educational Institutions (IACOEI)
  • International Accreditation Organization (IAO)
  • International Council on Education (ICE)
  • International Education Ministry Accreditation Association
  • International Higher Learning Commission
  • International Online Education Accrediting Board (IOEAB)
  • North American Distance Learning Association (NADLA)
  • National Academic Higher Education Agency (NACHE)
  • National Academy of Higher Education
  • National Accreditation and Certification Board (NACB)
  • National Board of Education (NBOE)
  • National College Accreditation Council (NCAC)
  • National Commission of Accredited Schools (NCAS)
  • National Distance Learning Accreditation Council (NDLAC)
  • New Millennium Accrediting Partnership for Educators Worldwide
  • Organization for Online Learning Accreditation (OKOLA)
  • Transworld Accrediting Commission Intl. (TAC)
  • United Christian College Accreditation Association (UCCAA) (Divine Heart)
  • United Nations Council
  • United States Distance Education & Training Council of Nevada (NOTE: A similarly titled agency, the Distance Education & Training Council (DETC), of Washington, D.C., is a VALID and RECOGNIZED online learning accreditation agency.)• Universal Accreditation Council (UAC)
  • Universal Council for Online Education Accreditation (UCOEA)
  • World Association for Online Education (WAOE)*
  • World Association of Universities and Colleges (WAUC)
  • World Online Education Accrediting Commission (WOEAC)
  • World-Wide Accreditation Commission of Christian Educational Institutions (WWAC)
  • Worldwide Higher Education Accreditation Society (WHEAS)
Note:

While WAOE is an accredited and reputable professional source for educators, any online college who uses WAOE should be followed up, as they could be using the organizations name without consent. Visit

WAOE online

to learn more about their mission and policies.

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