What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a voluntary activity initiated by the institution. It requires a rigorous self-evaluation and an independent, objective peer appraisal of the overall educational quality. Accreditation emphasizes quality assurance and a commitment to continuous quality enhancement.

Why is accreditation important?

Accreditation is important because it:

  • Helps determine if an institution meets or exceeds minimum quality standards.
  • Helps students determine acceptable institutions for enrollment.
  • Assists institutions in determining acceptability of transfer credits.
  • Helps employers determine the validity of programs of study and whether a graduate is qualified.
  • Employers often require evidence that applicants have received a degree from an accredited school or program.
  • Helps employers determine eligibility for employee tuition reimbursement programs.
  • Enables graduates to sit for certification examinations.
  • Provides a basis for determining eligibility for federal student assistance.

The status of  Accreditation

PECB University is accredited by Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) to award Executive MBA Programs and Graduate Certificates. 

  • Executive MBA program in Governance, Risk, and Compliance
  • Executive MBA program in Business Continuity Management

Open University Asia will deliver these programs thorough Vietnam and Asia.
Contact us: training@hse.edu.vn

Who is HELC?

The Higher Education Licensure Commission (“HELC”, the “Commission”) is a five member Mayoral appointed regulatory, consumer protection authority. They are responsible for public protection with regard to legitimate quality education in the District of Columbia. The Commission establishes standards for postsecondary educational operations, authorizes operations, approves programs, issues or denies licenses to, and oversees all private postsecondary educational institutions in the District of Columbia. 

The Commission is the Mayor’s only entity authorized to issue educational licenses and is charged with advising the Mayor and City Council with respect to postsecondary educational needs of the District. The Commission is responsible for ensuring that institutions under its jurisdiction meet and comply with the standards and other requirements established by laws and regulations. The Commission’s granting or denial of license assures students who are enrolled in District of Columbia institutions that the courses offered and degrees conferred meet their standards and that the institutions with which they are dealing are presenting themselves in an honest and forthright manner.

The Commission has additional functions which include, but are not limited to, regulating and enforcing postsecondary laws and regulations, maintaining the student records of institutions which close and have no other depository, issuing certified transcripts, and investigating student and faculty complaints against educational institutions under its jurisdiction.

Any question about the status of the PECB university, you would write directly to Higher Education Licensure Commission  on 1050 First St. NE Washington, DC 20002 (202) 727-6436 or you can view HELC website