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Accreditation History

Any Azusa Pacific University program that is accredited is fully accredited. There is no partial accreditation; therefore, it is policy to not list any program as “fully accredited.” The accreditation history of Azusa Pacific is as follows:

1947 American Association of Bible Colleges
1964 Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
1975 Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
1977 National League for Nursing (NLN)
(Bachelor of Science in Nursing program)
1982 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
(Bachelor of Social Work program)
1990 Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
(School of Theology)
1991 National League for Nursing (NLN)
(School of Nursing graduate programs)
1996 National League for Nursing
(Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Programs)
1999 Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association
(Doctor of Physical Therapy program)
2000 American Psychological Association (APA)
(Department of Graduate Psychology)
2001 California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)
(School of Education credential programs)
  Joint Review Committee on Athletic Training Education
  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
(School of Education)
  The National League for Nursing (NLN)
(School Nurse Services Credential Program)
2002 Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
(Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training program)
  American Psychological Association (APA)
(Doctor of Psychology)
  Commission Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
(Doctor of Physical Therapy Program)
2003 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (replaced National League for Nursing)
2004 Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
2005 International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
(School of Business and Management)
  American Psychological Association (APA)
(Doctor of Psychology)
2006 Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
(Doctor of Physical Therapy)
  Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
(Bachelor of Social Work program)
2007 Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
(Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training program)
  National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
(School of Music)
  Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
(Graduate School of Theology; now Azusa Pacific Seminary)
  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
(School of Education graduate programs)
2008 National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
(Bachelor of Arts in Art)
  Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
(School of Nursing, bachelor's and master's programs)
2009 American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP)
(American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI))
2010 National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
(Master of Arts in Education: Educational Psychology program)
  National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
(Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art)
2011 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
(Master of Social Work)