Information Concerning Nonaccredited Degrees

A number of persons are currently taking, or considering taking, distance learning courses on the Internet. Some of these programs are given in completely distance settings while others require some period of residence but are primarily distance. While there is no proscription from education attained in distance settings, all interested persons should be aware that a number of these programs are housed in institutions which are not accredited. This means, for example, that these programs might not lead to registration even in their home jurisdictions.

If you are considering taking such a program, it is very important that you research the accreditation status of the university and the potential registerability of graduates. In this regard, the Board welcomes correspondence in advance of admission to degree programs and will provide advice as to whether a particular program can potentially lead to registration.