Accrediting Agencies, Trade and State Associations

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ACCREDITING AGENCIES



Florence Tate


ABHES – Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314N | Falls Church, VA 22043
703-917-9503 | Fax: 703-917-4109
info@abhes.org
www.abhes.org
Florence Tate, Executive Director
Accredited Institutions: 253 institutionals; 224 programmatics



Bill Larkin


ACCET – Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training
1722 N Street, NW | Washington, DC 20036
202-955-1113 | Fax: 1-202-955-1118
wvlarkin@accet.org
www.accet.org
Dr. Bill Larkin, Executive Director
Accredited Institutions: 222 (734 total training sites)



Michael McComis


ACCSC – Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 302 | Arlington, VA 22201
1-703-247-4212 | Fax: 703-247-4533
info@accsc.org
www.accsc.org
Dr. Michale McComis, Executive Director
Accredited Institutions: 800




ACICS – Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
750 First Street, NE, Suite 980 | Washington, DC 20002-4223
202-336-6780 | Fax: 202-842-2593
info@acics.org
www.acics.org
Mr. Roger J. Williams, Interim CEO
Accredited Institutions: 760



Gary Puckett


COE – Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325 | Atlanta, GA 30350
800-917-2081, Ext. 21 | Fax: 770-396-3790
puckettg@council.org
www.council.org
Dr. Gary Puckett, Executive Director
Accredited Institutions: 383



Kate Zulaski


COMTA – The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 440 | Washington, DC 20015
202-888-6790 | Fax: 202-888-6787
kzulaski@comta.org
www.comta.org
Kate I. H. Zulaski, Executive Director
Institutions: 65



Leah Matthews


DEAC – Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1101 17th Street, NW, Suite 808 | Washington, D.C. 20036
202-234-5100 | Fax 202-332-1386
leah.matthews@deac.org
www.deac.org
Dr. Leah Matthews, Executive Director
Accredited Institutions: 95



Tony Mirando


NACCAS – National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences
4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 1300 | Alexandria, VA 22302
703-600-7600 | Fax 703-379-2200
www.naccas.org
Dr. Tony J. Mirando, Executive Director
Accredited Institutions: 1,000

TRADE ASSOCIATIONS



AACS – American Association of Cosmetology Schools
9927 East Bell Rd., Suite 110 | Scottsdale, AZ 85260
800-831-1086, ext. 3448 | Fax 480-905-0993
david@beautyschools.org
http://www.beautyschools.org/
O. David Jackson, SPHR, PMP, MBA, Interim Executive Director
Member Institutions: 562 School Members, 117 Associate Members





AMTA – American Massage Therapy Association
500 Davis Street, Suite 900 | Evanston, IL 60201-4695
847-864-0123 | Toll-Free 877-905-0577 | Fax 847-864-5196
info@amtamassage.org
www.amtamassage.org
Bill Brown, Executive Director
Member Institutions: 328



Steve Gunderson


CECU – Career Education Colleges and Universities
1530 Wilson Boulvard, Suite 1050 | Arlington, VA 22209
571-970-3941 | Fax: 571-970-6753
president@career.org
www.career.org
Steve Gunderson, President
Member Institutions: 600



Judith Eaton


CHEA – Council for Higher Education Accreditation
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510 | Washington, DC 20036
202-955-6126 | Fax 202-955-6129
chea@chea.org
www.chea.org
Tim Willard, Communications | Executive Director: Judith Eaton
Member Institutions: 3,000




CVTA – Commercial Vehicle Training Association
7005 Backlick Ct., Ste. 100 | Springfield, VA 22151
703-642-9444 | Fax 703-642-3334
don.lefeve@cvta.org
www.cvta.org
Don Lefeve, President & CEO
Member Institutions: 180+ training sites




NACC – National Association of Career Colleges
44 Byward Market, Ste. 270 | Ottawa, ON K1N 7A2
613-800-0340 | Fax 613-789-9669
info@nacc.ca
www.nacc.ca
Serge Buy, Chief Executive Officer
Member Institutions: 480



Larry Prather


Private Career Colleges & Schools (PCCS)
PO Box 20896 | Wichita, KS 67208
316-682-1838
larryprather@cox.net
regionspccs.com
Larry Prather, Executive Director

STATE ASSOCIATIONS



Fred Lockhart

APSA – Arizona Private School Association
7776 S. Pointe Parkway West, Suite 110 | Phoenix, AZ 85044
602-254-5199 | Fax 602-254-5073
apsa@arizonapsa
www.arizonapsa.org
Frederick Lockhart, Executive Director
Member Institutions: 70+




Steven J. Durham


CACCS – Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools
1600 Broadway, Suite 1350 | Denver, CO 80202
303-863-8367
sdurham@tde.com
www.coloradoprivateschoolassociation.com
Steven J. Durham, Executive Director



Robert Johnson


CAPPS – The California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 705 | Sacramento, CA 95814
916-447-5500 | Fax 916-440-8970
info@cappsonline.org
www.cappsonline.org
Robert W. Johnson, Executive Director
Member Institutions: 350 Private Proprietary Schools, 100 Allied Members




CCST – Career Colleges & Schools of Texas CCST Headquarters
823 Congress Avenue, Suite 230 | Austin, TX 78701
512-479-0425 ext. 17 | Fax 512-495-9031
valdez@thevaldezcompany.com
www.ccst.org
Jerry Valdez, Executive Director
Member Institutions: 140+




CSPEN – Central States Private Education Network Akerman LLP
The Victor Building, 750 9th Street, N.W., Suite 750 | Washington, DC 20001
952-461-5374
jeri@centralstatesedu.com
www.centralstatesedu.com
Jeri Prochaska, Executive Director of Marketing and Membership



Terence M. Zaleski


Coalition of New York State Career Schools
437 Old Albany Post Road | Garrison, NY 10524
845-788-5070 | Fax 845-788-5071
tzaleski@sprynet.com
www.cnyscs.com
Terence M. Zaleski, Executive Director
Member Institutions: 100+



Curtis Austin


FAPSC – Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges
150 S. Monroe St., Suite 303 | Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-577-3139 | Fax 850-577-3133
mail@fapsc.org
www.fapsc.org
Curtis Austin, Executive Director
Member Institutions: 206




IAPCS – Indiana Association of Private Career Schools
One North Capitol, #430 | Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-201-6415 | Fax 317-462-9124
iapcs@hotmail.com
Glenna Shelby, Executive Director
Member Institutions: 45



Candace Bense


KACCS – Kentucky Association of Career Colleges & Schools
P.O. Box 99367 | Louisville, KY 40269-0367
502-727-3456
candacebensel@kycareercolleges.org
www.kycareercolleges.org
Candace Bensel, Executive Director
Member Institutions: 31




LAPCS – Louisiana Association of Private Colleges and Schools
8820 Jewella Ave | Shreveport, LA 71108
318-841-1228
cstripling@ayers.edu
http://lapcs.net/
Chuck Stripling, President




MAPCCS – Maryland Association of Private Colleges and Career Schools
5305 Village Center Drive, Suite 295 | Columbia, MD 21044
3410-282-4012 | Fax 443-407-0801
info@mapccs.org
www.mapccs.org
Frank W. Russell, Administrative Manager
Member Institutions: 32




MAPCS – Massachusetts Association of Private Career School
11 Robert Toner Blvd., # 234 | North Attleboro, MA 02763
508-695-3919
catherine@mapcs.org
www.mapcs.org
Catherine Flaherty, CAE, Executive Director




MACCS – Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools
2040 Crooks Rd., Suite B | Troy, MI 48084
248-310-3332
MACCS_Administrator@careerschoolsmi.com
www.careerschoolsmi.com
Mindy Liebman, Recording Secretary
Member Institutions: 50




MAPCCS/KAPCCS – Missouri/Kansas Association of Private Career Colleges and Schools
816-931-0050
lolmedo@graggadv.com
www.MAPCCS.com
Lisa Olmedo, Executive Director




NWCCF – Northwest Career Colleges Federation Serving Washington, Oregon, and Idaho
4200 – 6th Ave. SE, Suite 313 | Lacey, WA 98503
360-292-4798
jill@nwcareercolleges.org
www.nwcareercolleges.org
Jill Frostenson
Member Institutions: 83




OACCS – Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools
2109 Stella Court, Suite 125 | Columbus, OH 43215
614-487-8180 | Fax 614-487-8190
katrofholzoaccs1@aol.com
www.ohiocareercolleges.org
Kent A. Trofholz, Executive Director
Member Institutions: 95




PAPSA – Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators
2090 Wexford Court | Harrisburg, PA 17112
717-540-9010 | Fax 717-540-7121
aaron@papsa.org
www.papsa.org
Aaron Shenck, Executive Director
Member Institutions: 145




TAICS – Tennessee Association of Independent Colleges and Schools
PO Box 150284 | Nashville, TN 37215
615-594-0110 | Fax 615-297-1974
jgadcox@taics.org
www.taics.org
Gary Adcox, Executive Director
Member Institutions: 35



Mark Singer


VCCA – Virginia Career College Association
1108 East Main Street, Suite 1200 | Richmond, VA 23219
804-346-2783 | Fax 804-346-8287
marksinger@va-cca.org
www.va-cca.org
Mark I. Singer, Executive Director
Member Institutions: 47

STATE LICENSING AGENCIES



Mark Singer

NASASPS – National Association of State Administrators & Supervisors of Private Schools
403 Marquis Ave., Suite 200 | Lexington, KY 40502
614-466-7802 | Fax 614-466-2219
john.ware@scr.state.oh.us
www.nasasps.org
John Ware, President (OH)


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