Accreditations and Memberships
Ultimate Medical Academy maintains the following accreditations, approvals and memberships:
- We are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES is the only agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as both an institutional and specialized accreditor focusing on healthcare education and training.
- Member of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU).
- Member of the National Healthcare Association (NHA).
- Member of the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce.
- And more!
The Importance of Accreditation
For an institution to be accredited means it has met the rigorous academic standards of an independent accrediting body. Accredited schools are continually evaluated by their accrediting body to ensure quality of education and faculty, fairness and accountability. A diploma or degree from an accredited institution makes your credentials more meaningful.
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) is a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency. ABHES' mission is to enhance the quality of education and training and promote institutional and programmatic accountability.
Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities
Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) is a voluntary membership organization of accredited, private, postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs.
National Healthcareer Association
National Healthcareer Association (NHA) provides national credentials and an information support network to allied healthcare professionals, educators and the healthcare industry. NHA offers certification exams in all 50 states.
Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges
Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC) is a non-profit corporation that works on behalf of private career schools and colleges in Florida, providing leadership, support and advocacy for quality career education.
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
The Health Information Technology program is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, 312-233-1100, www.cahiim.org, and is currently in Candidacy Status pending an accreditation review by CAHIIM. CAHIIM is recognized by the Council for Higher Education and Accreditation (CHEA), a nationally recognized nongovernmental higher education organization that undertakes recognition of accrediting bodies.