Which accreditation is "better"?

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by Randell1234, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Jake_A

    Jake_A New Member

    "......... and yes, I will be proud to call myself Dr."

    Interesting ........


    Should or do "Doctors," necessarily or needlessly, call themselves "Doctor," as in "My name is Dr. So-and-so?"

    IIRC, there is an internationally-recognized law against doing that sort of thing. (HOFLMBO!)

    Why not let others, not you, do you the honors?

    Somebody or, more precisley, someone's esteem, needs this "Doctor" thingy really badly! I am just saying .....

    Someone please pull my chain if I am way out on a limb on this one. But, hey, that's just me.

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  2. DesElms

    DesElms New Member

    That's pretty much what I said is PA's purpose, no? So, then, we're in agreement after all.

    Good! :)

    Whew! I was starting to tucker out. Let's talk 'bout sumthin' else, now.
  3. Guest

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    "DBA enrolled student - Breyer State University"

  4. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member


    The author is Steve Levicoff, Ph.D
    the author of
    "Name It and Frame It? New Opportunities in Adult Education
    and How to Avoid Being Ripped Off by 'Christian' Degree


    Let me say this as clearly as possible: the *only*
    unquestioned, nationally recognized standard for a
    legitimate school is regional accreditation. Period. If
    you pursue a degree from *any* school that is not regionally
    accredited, chances are that it will have some limitations
    in terms of either your prospects for professional
    licensure, your chances for admission to the graduate school
    of your choice, or the credibility of your credentials in
    general (including possible ramifications related to your


    What about other types of accreditation?

    There are several professional accrediting agencies that are
    recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and
    CORPA. These accredit either schools, or individual
    programs within larger schools, in specific professions. In
    some cases, approval by a professional accreditor is a
    *must* if you want to sit for a licensure examination such
    as the psychology boards, nursing boards, or bar
    examination. Commonly recognized accreditors in this
    category include the American Psychological Association
    (APA), the National League for Nursing (NLN), and the
    American Bar Association (ABA). Be especially careful in
    these fields: If the program you choose is not approved by
    its applicable professional accreditor, you will very likely
    not be able to sit for the licensure exam in most states.


    RA and when needed + PA is the most recognized accreditation

    Wile this article is maybe decade old and some things changed such as names of CORPA - CHEA I still found Steves input very valuble today.

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