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Program Accreditations

Accreditation is an important credential to look for when choosing a university because it is an assurance to you and the public that an institution meets or exceeds standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, student services, and fiscal stability.

Types of Accreditation

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.

In addition to our regional accreditation, Capella has achieved specialized and program-specific accreditation recognizing the quality and legitimacy of our degree programs.

Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®: Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis; Techniques in Applied Behavior Analysis; Applied Behavior Analysis Research and Application; Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Autism; Ethics for Applied Behavior Analysis; Issues in Assessment, Intervention Support, and Related Systems. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

Capella's Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization Graduate Certificate program follows the BACB approved course sequence.

Why Accreditation Matters

Accreditation ensures that your degree is recognized by employers, professional associations, and other accredited institutions of higher education. Regional accreditation is especially critical for people who want to transfer credits from another accredited college or university. To understand which of your credits may transfer to Capella, please contact us.

To learn more, call 866.933.5793, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.