Accreditation & Approvals
ACCREDITING COUNCIL FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION & TRAINING (ACCET)
First Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
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)
First Institutes’ Massage Therapy program 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 and Dental Assisting 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.