Are programs outside the United States accredited?
Currently, the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) accredits programs in the United States, its territories, and Canada. However, following many years of discussion and consideration, the APA CoA will no longer accredit programs in Canada as of Sept. 1, 2015. In planning for this date, the APA and CPA approved and signed the First Street Accord in 2012 to establish mutual recognition of each agency's accreditation standards.
The CoA does not evaluate foreign degrees. Please contact the appropriate state licensing body for more information on this issue.