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Accreditation

Accreditation

Students should be aware that there are multiple types of accreditation and that their intended entry into their chosen profession could be impacted by these differences. Herzing University is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation from a recognized institutional accrediting body is required in order for an institution like Herzing to have eligibility to participate in the Title IV federal student financial aid programs.

In addition, there are programmatic accreditation bodies which accredit specific programs (as opposed to the institution). Some states require that specific programs, even at a regionally accredited institution like Herzing University,obtain programmatic accreditation. The importance of programmatic accreditation can range from: (i) a requirement to sit for licensure exams that are mandatory to work in a field; (ii) a requirement to sit for a certification exam that is not required for all employment in the field (but may be slightly to strongly preferred by employers, depending on the market); or, (iii) to a symbol of quality with no impact on any certification or licensure (but which may be slightly or strongly preferred by employers, depending on the market). Herzing University has not pursued all forms of programmatic accreditation available, as this is a determination on whether the costs and requirements to do so are worth the value to the student in the respective marketplaces in the estimation of the University. 

Herzing University believes in complete and forthright disclosure for each program we offer, so we identify those programs that are programmatically accredited. If a Herzing University program at a specific location (or one that is offered online) does not state it has programmatic accreditation in writing, students should assume the program does not have programmatic accreditation. Herzing University makes no representation, unless explicitly written, that students graduating in a program qualify for certification, licensing, or eligibility to sit for a licensing examination in a particular state. For further clarification, students should review the specialized program accreditation/approvals stated in the catalog and read and sign the Accreditation Disclosure for their respective campus. Students may seek confirmation of programmatic accreditation by consulting the website of the accrediting body.

Some states may not permit a student to become certified, licensed, or sit for a certifying or licensing examination unless they graduated from a programmatically accredited program. Students are responsible for understanding the specific requirements for certification, licensing, and for eligibility to sit for a licensing examination of the state or locale in which they want to enter or practice their profession and for understanding how certification or licensing requirements may impact eligibility for hiring by preferred employers in those locations.  

Institutional Accreditation

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60614-1413,

(800) 621-7400 │https://www.hlcommission.org/

The Business Division at Herzing University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page.

Programmatic Accreditations, Approvals, and Licensures by Campus

Herzing University also holds programmatic accreditations or approvals for selected programs at selected locations. Not all programs require specialized programmatic accreditation, and some new programs must be in operation for a period before specialized accreditation can be obtained. Specialized programmatic accreditation may be required for graduates to be eligible to take some licensure or certification examinations. Unless this catalog specifically and unequivocally states that a program at a location (including Herzing Online) is programmatically accredited and qualifies a student for licensing, certification, or to be eligible to sit for a licensing examination, students should conclude the program offered on the campus they are enrolled at is not programmatically accredited. Students should independently investigate the specific licensing requirements for their program in the specific state or locale for which they anticipate seeking employment.

Akron Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval:  All programs at the Akron location of Herzing University are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-3414, 614-466-6000, www.ohiohighered.org/contact-us).
  3. Diploma in Practical Nursing: The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Akron location is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (17 High St., Suite 660 Columbus Ohio 43215-3466, 614-466-3947, http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing the exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a licensed practical nurse.

    The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at Herzing University Akron is not accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org) at this time. No representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Some employers may prefer hiring graduates from a programmatically accredited program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  4. Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at the Akron location is approved by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing (17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-7410, 614-466-3947, www.nursing.ohio.gov). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at Herzing University Akron is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, www.acenursing.org). The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation with Conditions. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm.
  5. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Akron location is approved by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing (17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-7410, 614-466-3947, www.nursing.ohio.gov). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Akron is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  6. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Akron location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants, www.nala.org. These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for these online programs. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  7. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor's degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  8. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Atlanta Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: All programs at Herzing University Atlanta location are authorized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, Georgia, 30084-5305, 770-414-3300, www.gnpec.georgia.gov).
  3. Bachelor of Science Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Atlanta location has approval by the Georgia State Board of Nursing (237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia, 31217-3858, 478-207-2440, www.sos.georgia.gov/plb/rn/). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Atlanta is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  4. Legal Assisting/Paralegal: The Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs at the Atlanta location are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs at the Atlanta location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the National Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org).
  5. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor's degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  6. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Birmingham Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: All programs at the Birmingham location of Herzing University are approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (100 North Union Street, P.O. Box 302000, Montgomery, Alabama, 36130-2000, 334-242-1998, www.ache.alabama.gov).
  3. Diploma in Practical Nursing: The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Birmingham location is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing (RSA Plaza, 770 Washington Avenue, Suite 250, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104, 334-293-5200, www.abn.alabama.gov). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing the exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a licensed practical nurse.                                                                                       
    Effective August 16, 2021, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on August 16, 2023. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000; http://www.acenursing.com/candidates/candidacy.asp. Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissions granting initial accreditation.
  4. Associate of Science in Nursing: The Associate of Science in Nursing and Associate of Science in Nursing LPN-RN Bridge programs at the Birmingham location are approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing (RSA Plaza, 770 Washington Avenue, Suite 250, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104, 334-293-5200, www.abn.alabama.gov). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    Effective August 16, 2021, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on August 16, 2023. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000; http://www.acenursing.com/candidates/candidacy.asp. Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissions granting initial accreditation.
  5. EMT-Paramedic Programs: The Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic and the Diploma in Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic programs at the Birmingham location are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida, 33756, 727-2102350, www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP, 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, Texas 75088, 214-703-8445, www.coaemsp.org).
  6. EMT-Basic Program: The Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician—Basic is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida, 33756, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org) and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Some employers may prefer hiring graduates from a programmatically accredited program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  7. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Birmingham location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for this online program. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  8. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor's degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  9. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Brookfield Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: As required by s. 39.87, Wis. Stats, Herzing University is legally authorized in Wisconsin as an institution of higher education under 20 USC 1001(a)(2) and is exempt from additional state authorization requirements as provided under the program integrity rules.
  3. Diploma in Practical Nursing: The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Brookfield location is approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing (1400 East Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703, 608-266-2112, https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/Nursing/Default.aspx#). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing the exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a licensed practical nurse. 

    Effective August 20, 2021, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on August 20, 2023. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000; http://www.acenursing.com/candidates/candidacy.asp. Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissions granting initial accreditation.
  4. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Brookfield location is approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing (1400 East Washington Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin, 53703, 608-266-2112, www.dsps.wi.gov/). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.
    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Brookfield is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  5. Physical Therapist Assistant: The Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program at the Brookfield location is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia, 22305, telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Jeff Sischo, Program Chair, at (262) 649-1710 or email pta@herzing.edu.
  6. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Brookfield location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). The programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for these online programs. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  7. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor's degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  8. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Herzing Online

Herzing University is approved to offer programs in an online learning modality through association with the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin. 

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State of Wisconsin Approval: As required by s. 39.87, Wis. Stats, Herzing University is legally authorized in Wisconsin as an institution of higher education under 20 USC 1001(a)(2) and is exempt from additional state authorization requirements as provided under the program integrity rules.
  3. Approvals in Other States for Distance Learning: Herzing University has made a good-faith effort to follow each individual state's regulations concerning offering distance educational programs in that respective state. Students should investigate and ensure that the program they desire, if offered in a distance/online format, meets the requirements of the profession in their state. Not all programs are available in all states. Contact the Online Admissions Office for program availability at  onl-info@herzing.edu or 866-508-0748. Herzing University is approved to offer programs in an online learning modality through association with the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin.
  4. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The baccalaureate degree program in nursing program at Herzing University Madison is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applicants should check with their applicable state board of nursing before enrolling in any online nursing program. For additional information, e-mail your questions to states@herzing.edu.
  5. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online from Herzing Online are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for these online programs. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  6. Health Information Management: The Health Information Management accreditor of Herzing University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The University's accreditation for the Associate of Science degree and the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management have been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

    Students enrolling through this location must take their core HIM courses online. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam, both are offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  7. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor's degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  8. Surgical Technology (Associate of Science): The Associate of Science in Surgical Technology program at Herzing University does not have specialized programmatic accreditation. No representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Some employers may prefer hiring graduates from a programmatically accredited program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  9. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Kenosha Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: As required by s. 39.87, Wis. Stats, Herzing University is legally authorized in Wisconsin as an institution of higher education under 20 USC 1001(a)(2) and is exempt from additional state authorization requirements as provided under the program integrity rules.
  3. Diploma in Practical Nursing: The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Kenosha location is approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing (1400 East Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703, 608-266-2112, https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/Nursing/Default.aspx#). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing the exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a licensed practical nurse.

    Effective August 31, 2021, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on August 31, 2023. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000; http://www.acenursing.com/candidates/candidacy.asp. Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissions granting initial accreditation.
  4. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Kenosha location is approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing (1400 East Washington Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin, 53703, 608-266-2112, www.dsps.wi.gov/). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Kenosha is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  5. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Kenosha location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for these online programs. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  6. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor's degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  7. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Madison Location of Herzing University

Herzing University is approved to offer programs in an online learning modality through association with the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin. 

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: As required by s. 39.87, Wis. Stats, Herzing University is legally authorized in Wisconsin as an institution of higher education under 20 USC 1001(a)(2) and is exempt from additional state authorization requirements as provided under the program integrity rules.
  3. Diploma in Practical Nursing: The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Madison location is approved to admit students by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing (1400 East Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703, 608-266-2112, (https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/Nursing/Default.aspx#). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing the exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a licensed practical nurse.The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at Herzing University Madison is not accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404-975-5000, (www.acenursing.org) at this time. No representation has been made as to when or if such accreditation will be obtained. Some employers may prefer hiring graduates from a programmatically accredited program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions. Initial 
  4. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Madison location is approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing (1400 East Washington Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin, 53703, 608-266 2112, www.dsps.wi.gov/). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Madison is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  5. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Madison location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, (www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for these online programs. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  6. Health Information Management: The Health Information Management accreditor of Herzing University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The University's accreditation for the Associate of Science degree and the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management have been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

    Students enrolling through this location must take their core HIM courses online. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam, both are offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  7. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor's degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  8. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Minneapolis Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: Herzing University Minneapolis is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections to 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions (Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108, 651-642-0567, (www.ohe.state.mn.us).
  3. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Minneapolis location is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing (2829 University Avenue SE, #200, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55414-3253, 612-317-3000, (www.mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Minneapolis is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  4. Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene: This program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission's web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program are eligible to sit for the national board dental hygiene exam, jurisprudence exam (MN), and a regional examination (ex. CDCA ADEX, CRDTS, etc.), which (upon successful completion) would provide the graduate the opportunity to become a licensed dental hygienist (LDH) in Minnesota.
  5. Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene-Bridge: The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) does not accredit stand-alone degree-completion (bridge) programs such as the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene-Bridge. The bridge program is available only to students who: (i) have already graduated from a CODA-accredited dental hygiene program with an associate degree; and, (ii) hold an active license, as well as being in good standing as a dental hygienist. Students must be a Minnesota resident and maintain Minnesota residency throughout the program. (Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of accreditation on their hiring decisions.)
  6. Dental Assisting Programs: The Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting program and the Diploma in Dental Assisting program at the Minneapolis location are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission's web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda. Graduates are eligible to take the Dental Assistant State Licensure Exam (DASLE) (MN), Jurisprudence Exam (MN), and the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA®) exams to become a Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA) in the State of Minnesota and become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA®) through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).
  7. Occupational Therapy Assistant Program: The Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929, 301-652-6611, (www.acoteonline.org). Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification exam. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
  8. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Minneapolis location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, (www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for these online programs. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  9. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor's degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  10. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Nashville Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.

  2. State Approval: Herzing University Nashville is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation of minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, and fiscal responsibility.
  3. Diploma in Practical Nursing: The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Nashville location has received initial approval by the Tennessee Board of Nursing (665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37243) Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a practical nurse.

    The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at Herzing University Nashville is not accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing at this time. No representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Some employers may prefer hiring graduates from a programmatically accredited program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  4. Associate of Science in Nursing: The Associate of Science in Nursing program at the Nashville location has received initial approval by the Tennessee Board of Nursing (665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37243) Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The Associate of Science in Nursing program at Herzing University Nashville is not accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing at this time. No representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Some employers may prefer hiring graduates from a programmatically accredited program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  5. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Nashville location has received initial approval by the Tennessee Board of Nursing (665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37243). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Nashville location is not accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education at this time and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Some employers may prefer hiring graduates from a programmatically accredited program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decision.
  6. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

New Orleans Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.

  2. State Approval: The New Orleans location of Herzing University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana (1201 North Third Street, Suite 6-200, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70802, (225) 342-4253. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.
  3. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the New Orleans location has initial approval by the Louisiana State Nursing Board (17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810; 225-755-7500). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University - New Orleans is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  4. Surgical Technology: The Associate of Science in Surgical Technology program at the New Orleans location is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES, 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314, North Falls Church, Virginia, 22043, 703-917-9503, (www.abhes.org). Consequently, graduates are eligible to take the certified surgical technologist (CST) examination offered by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. 
  5. Legal Assisting/Paralegal: The Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs at the New Orleans location are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, (www.americanbar.org). Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs at the New Orleans location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the National Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org).
  6. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor's degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  7. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Orlando Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Licensure: The Orlando campus of Herzing University is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888)224-6684.
  3. Diploma in Practical Nursing: The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Orlando/Tampa location is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (4042 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3252, 850-245-4125, (www.floridasnursing.gov). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a licensed practical nurse.

    The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at Herzing University Orlando is not accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404-975-5000, (www.acenursing.org) at this time. No representation has been made as to when or if such accreditation will be obtained. Some employers may prefer hiring graduates from a programmatically accredited program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  4. Associate of Science in Nursing: The Associate of Science in Nursing program at the Orlando/Tampa location has an accredited status with the Florida Board of Nursing (4042 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3252, 850-245-4125, (www.floridasnursing.gov). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The Associate of Science in Nursing program at Herzing University Orlando (with off-campus instructional site in Tampa) located in Winter Park, Florida is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm.
  5. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Orlando/Tampa location has an accredited status with the Florida Board of Nursing (4042 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3252, 850-245-4125, (www.floridasnursing.gov). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Orlando is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  6. Physical Therapist Assistant: The Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program at the Orlando location is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia, 22305, telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Amy Vernon, Program Chair, at (407) 478-0500 or email pta@herzing.edu.
  7. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Orlando location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, (www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for these online programs. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  8. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor's degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  9. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Tampa Location of Herzing University

  1. Institutional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60604-1413, www.hlcommission.org, (800) 621-7440. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Licensure: The Tampa campus of Herzing University is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684.
  3. Diploma in Practical Nursing: The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Orlando/Tampa location is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (4042 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3252, 850-245-4125, (www.floridasnursing.gov). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a licensed practical nurse.

    The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Tampa location is not accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404-975-5000, (www.acenursing.org) at this time. No representation has been made as to when or if such accreditation will be obtained. Some employers may prefer hiring graduates from a programmatically accredited program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  4. Associate of Science in Nursing: The Associate of Science in Nursing program at the Orlando/Tampa location has an accredited status with the Florida Board of Nursing (4042 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3252, 850-245-4125, (www.floridasnursing.gov). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The Associate of Science in Nursing program at Herzing University Orlando (with off-campus instructional site in Tampa) located in Winter Park, Florida is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm.
  5. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Orlando/Tampa location has an accredited status with the Florida Board of Nursing (4042 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3252, 850-245-4125, (www.floridasnursing.gov). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Orlando is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). This accreditation includes the baccalaureate degree program offered at the satellite Herzing University Tampa location. 
  6. Other Programs. No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.
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