Claiming a bogus accreditation is not good. But later, when a school becomes accredited by an agency that is legitimate, does that atone for the prior sin? This is an issue that has faced RA schools as well. Both RA and NA schools have claimed bogus accreditation and then received legitimate accreditation. Some schools accurately claimed no accreditation and then received received legitimate RA or Natl. accreditation. Does claiming phoney or unrecognized accreditation taint a school forever, even if they earn legit RA or NA accreditation at a later time?