ACCREDITATION & APPROVALS

ACCREDITING COUNCIL FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION & TRAINING (ACCET)

First Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). ACCET has been officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, since 1978, as a “reliable authority as to the quality of education or training provided by the institutions of higher education and the programs they accredit.” Website: https://accet.org

Address: 1722 N St NW

Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 955-1113 Email: info@accet.org

ILLINOIS BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION (IBHE)

First Institute is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) Website: http://www.ibhe.org/

Address: 1 North Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333

Springfield, IL 62701

Phone: (217) 782-2551 Email: info@ibhe.org

First Institute is approved for veterans’ training through the State of Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs. https://www.va.gov/education/ https://www2.illinois.gov/veterans/Pages/default.aspx

The Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting Blended, Dental Assisting, and Dental Assisting Blended programs are approved by the Illinois Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for WIOA funded training.

The Massage Therapy program is approved with the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) for the purpose of graduate eligibility to take the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx), and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) for graduate eligibility to apply for licensing.

Students may review copies of documents regarding entities that accredit, license, or approve the institution and its programs upon request.