What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is both a status and a process. As a status, accreditation provides public notification that an institution or program meets standards of quality set forth by an accrediting agency. As a process, accreditation reflects that in achieving recognition by the accrediting agency, the institution or program is committed to self-study and external review by its peers. It demonstrates the institution or pragram is working to not only meet standards, but is continuously seeking ways in which to enhance the quality of services provided. AAIM's accrediting body, the AAIM Accreditation Commission, publishes guidelines and procedures by which its accreditation process is carried out.