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To give official authorization or status. To recognize as having sufficient academic standards to qualify graduates for higher education or for professional practice. In International Law: (1) To acknowledge; to receive as an envoy and give that person credit and rank accordingly. (2) To send with credentials as an envoy. This latter use is now the accepted one.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

TO ACCREDIT, international law. The act by which a diplomatic agent is acknowledged by the government near which he is sent. This at once makes his public character known, and becomes his protection.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The AICPA Council has already approved the minimum requirements for accrediting specialties.
Over time, as more and more of the population attended college, accrediting bodies increasingly became "proxies" for the federal government and gatekeepers of Title IV, or federal financial aid and loans.
Regional accrediting agencies developed at a time when regional cultures were truly very different.
According to school officials, the college has applied to a national accrediting association and expects to be accredited a month or two before July 31, thus not missing a beat of accredited education for its students.
ASHI received deeming authority as an accrediting organization for clinical laboratories under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) for the CLIA specialty of Histocompatibility and the subspecialty ABO/Rh.
The HSE's recognition of accrediting bodies is intended to promote professional and consistent training standards and to help employers and trainees select good quality training.
Published annually by the American Council on Education, this guide lists all of the colleges, universities, and other postsecondary educational institutions in the United States and elsewhere that are accredited by accrediting organizations recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the US Department of Education.
It is also essential for an institution's accountability to various stakeholders, including prospective students and parents, accrediting agencies, and administrators who make decisions about resource allocation.
Healthcare argued that the Healthcare Financing Administration needed to implement procedures that would deem a plan to meet quality standards using accreditation status from the NCQA or other accrediting agencies [U.S.
Whether students learn is meaningful to many stakeholders, including accrediting bodies, policymakers, campus committees that certify or approve courses, and employers.
The largest accrediting body in Hawai'i is the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, known to most of us as WASC.

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