Because of the interest people looking at this site have in accreditation and nontraditional education, I thought I would post this topic. Recently, I was thinking about distance education and it made me think of a former college classmate who, although we went to a good school (admittedly, largely populated by rich flakes), decided after graduation to enroll at some sort of unaccredited medical school. So, I looked this up online, and find that it's the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM). I contacted them to ask about their accreditation, and they informed me: "NCNM is accredited by two specialized associations in the professions our students are trained, and has candidacy status with the regional federal accrediting body. "The Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, which is the national accrediting agency for all universities and colleges in the Northwest region of the country, granted NCNM candidacy status last year. "The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education and the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine are the two specialized agency which accredit NCNM, as well, based on the institutions programs." Anyway, I offer this post in case anyone has opinions about this particular school, NCNM, the various accreditors, the field of naturopathy, any related LDE schools, and anything else you might want to discuss.