Accreditation

Accreditation

Why Choose an Accredited School?

Get peace of mind with Allied. An accredited school can provide you with the assurance that you are enrolled in a quality school and getting a relevant and useful real estate education.

Allied Business Schools is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)


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What is Accreditation?

According to deac.org, accreditation is a private, voluntary, non-governmental peer-review process that reviews the educational quality of an institution or program. In the United States, accreditation is the primary means of assuring educational quality. Accreditation status confirms that an institution has voluntarily undergone a comprehensive self-study and peer examination that demonstrates the institution meets standards of accreditation. To receive accreditation, the institution must clearly demonstrate that it has established educational goals; offers formal, organized learning experiences and services that enable students to meet these stated goals; and that students and graduates have benefited from the learning experiences provided. Furthermore, accreditation assures that an institution operates on a sound financial basis, has approved programs of study, qualified instructors, adequate facilities and equipment, ethical recruitment and admission policies, engages in continual improvement through self-evaluation and planning, and promotes its programs truthfully.

DEAC accreditation is institutional. It covers all distance education and/or correspondence education programs offered by an institution.

The Importance of Accreditation

For students, DEAC accreditation:*
  • Provides students with confidence that the institution offering programs have been evaluated and meet rigorous standards established by education industry professionals.
  • Increases and enhances employment opportunities for students who graduate from an accredited institution.
  • Verifies that the unique methods for delivering curricula are consistent with educational best practices and provides students with assurances that the education they are paying for is valuable and worth their time, money, and effort.
  • Allows institutions to prepare students by supporting their achievement of knowledge, skills, and abilities to be productive individuals who contribute to their community and continue lifelong learning.

When you train with Allied, you can be assured that you receive the education you need to sit for your state exam (when applicable) or take the next step in your new career. Likewise, when an employer is looking to hire you, he or she can be assured that you have received a solid real estate, broker, appraisal, mortgage or notary foundation.

Accreditation & Online Schools

Accreditation is one consideration people have when they want to research and enroll in an online school. Make sure you do your homework before you register for classes with an online real estate school.

  • Find out if the online school is accredited. Make sure that the school has accreditation from an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Check with licensing boards and professional associations. Find out if the school is approved and provides an acceptable level of education.
  • Contact the Better Business Bureau. Check to see if the school is operating in a legal manner and if anyone has filed a complaint.
  • Look online and learn more about the school and its reputation. Does it have positive online reviews, does it engage students via social media, and does it keep in touch with what its students are saying?
  • Determine if the school has a reputable parent company. Many online schools are part of larger companies. If the parent company has been in business for many years and serviced numerous students, there is a greater chance that the school is legitimate.

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