Schools Seeking Accreditation
There are benefits of accreditation for schools, students, and the midwifery community. To take advantage of these benefits, institutions and programs must undergo a process of self- and peer-review. You can gain an overview of this process by watching this short video:
Institutions Seeking Accreditation
Institutional accreditation refers to the review and approval of an entire institution, including all of its financial and management aspects. MEAC institutional accreditation is limited to independent or freestanding educational entities that primarily provide midwifery education.
Schools interested in Institutional Accreditation should review the institutional standards, the accreditation process, timelines and fees as well as MEAC’s policies and procedures found under Accreditation Handbook.
If the institution also offers other educational programs beyond the scope of midwifery expertise, the institution must be accredited by another agency recognized by the US Department of Education and the midwifery educational program can then apply for MEAC programmatic accreditation.
Programs Seeking Accreditation
Programmatic accreditation refers to the review and approval of a midwifery program that legally functions as part of an accredited institution with a scope larger than midwifery. In order to apply for programmatic accreditation, the program must be housed within an institution already accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education.
Schools interested in Programmatic Accreditation should review the programmatic standards, the accreditation process, timelines and fees as well as MEAC’s policies and procedures found under Accreditation Handbook.