Allied Health School : A Step-by-Step Guide

For individuals aspiring to establish a school specializing in allied health care programs, obtaining approval is typically more rigorous than other types of career schools. The school must seek institutional approval from the state’s Approval or Licensure Authority and obtain approval or accreditation from the State’s Board of Nursing or Health Department for specific programs they intend to offer.

Here is a list of Allied Health programs and their respective accreditation bodies:

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Sonographer, Anesthesia Technologist, Cardiovascular Technologist, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Medical Assistant, Surgical Technologist CHEA, the sole non-governmental organization in the United States dedicated to higher education, is crucial in accrediting institutional and programmatic accrediting bodies. Similar to CAAHEP’s accrediting process, CHEA periodically evaluates CAAHEP’s effectiveness in ensuring and enhancing quality in higher education. By recognizing CAAHEP, CHEA affirms that CAAHEP is competent to conduct quality reviews of programs based on the CHEA Standards. Scope of CAAHEP Accreditation Recognized by CHEA
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Licensing and Certification (L&C) Program, Aide and Technician Certification Section (ATCS), certifies nurse assistants (CNAs), home health aides (HHAs), and hemodialysis technicians (CHTs) and maintains a registry for these categories of health care workers. ATCS’s responsibilities include oversight of training programs, instructor qualifications, and Competency Evaluation programs.
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Technologist (ARMRIT)
  • Radiologic technologist (ARRT), (JRCERT)
  • Certified Surgical Technologists (CSTs) Image 61 Image 62 by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) (formerly the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologists (LCCST).

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