Let’s get down to basics: What is “accreditation” and why is it important?
In the simplest terms, being “accredited” means that an educational institution has met certain standards set forth by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) for official approvals of post-secondary schools that have programs with a primary focus on allied heath. For a school offering such programs, certain approvals, such as being licensed to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), are required for licensure. Other approvals, such as ABHES accreditation, go one step beyond, and are voluntary. But what is most important about accreditation is that the standards exist to define the quality of education students will receive.
In other words, accreditation is all about you.
The organizations involved in accreditation are independent of the educational institutions themselves, and their reviews and ratings are recognized by the DOE. The accreditation process involves on-site review of facilities, staff, and program offerings, as well as self-assessment reports by the institution.
Accreditation standards as set forth do two things: They prevent inferior programs from evolving, and they promote competition between accredited programs. This makes accreditation the single most important factor in upholding the quality of education. It is a means of demonstrating that an educational institution is well suited to provide comprehensive instruction, the very sort of training that will position graduates to be confident and competitive in the employment marketplace.
The accrediting agencies themselves serve another very important purpose: They provide resources for students who might have questions, concerns, or complaints about a given educational institution. Therefore, these agencies will often be both the first and the last resource for student inquiries.
So, accreditation promotes the interest of students because it guarantees that the quality of education will be upheld. And in providing a standardized means of assessment, it allows the organizations who will be hiring graduates — and students themselves — to compare the quality of training offered and received at the various educational institutions.
You can be confident: DTI is fully accredited, and the education you receive with us will meet all certification requirements for hemodialysis technicians and nurses in the State of California, as well as the requirements of the BPPE, and those national standards set by the ABHES and the DOE.
Professional Approvals, Licensure & Association
Dialysis Training Institute, LLC, is:
- Institutionally accredited by the Accreditation Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) 7777 Leesburg Pike Suite #314 N. Falls Church VA 22043 ph: 703-917-9503 email: firstname.lastname@example.org (ABHES identification number I-329)
- Licensed to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), under theCalifornia Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8. School Code 1940171)2535 Capitol Oaks Dr. suite #400 Sacramento CA 95833 ph: 916-431-6959 email: email@example.com
- A corporate member of the California Dialysis Council , a guild of nephrology professionals serving the State of California
- A member of the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools
- A member of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities