What Is APA Accreditation?
The APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a programmatic accrediting body. APA Accreditation is a voluntary, nongovernmental process of self-study and external review intended to evaluate, enhance and publicly recognize quality programs. The APA-CoA accredits:
Doctoral programs in clinical, counseling and school psychology
Doctoral internship programs in professional psychology
Postdoctoral residency programs in traditional and specialty areas of psychology
The APA-CoA does NOT accredit entire institutions, schools or programs at the master’s or bachelor’s levels. In addition, APA accreditation applies to programs only, NOT to individuals. More information about APA accreditation can be found on the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation web page.
Current APA-Accredited Programs: Doctoral, internship and postdoctoral programs, developed practice areas, other statuses and more.
About APA Accreditation: The different statuses of accreditation and what they mean.
CoA Update: Periodic policy and procedure updates from Commission on Accreditation and the APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, as well as actions taken by the APA Commission on Accreditation regarding accreditation status at recent meetings is featured on this page.