The Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors
ASPA’s Role and Function
We are the only organization whose members are specialized and professional accrediting agencies. Our member accreditors set national educational standards for entry into more than 100 specialized disciplines or defined professions. ASPA, a 501(c)(3) association, works with higher education and government officials to enhance education and accreditation and functions as the only national voice for this important constituency.
ASPA is the authoritative voice of specialized and professional accreditation.
ASPA provides a collaborative forum and a collective voice for organizations that assure the quality of specialized and professional higher education programs and schools.
ASPA accomplishes its mission by:
Promoting quality in education and accreditation, through discussion, advocacy and educational offerings;
Encouraging a focus on student learning and graduate competencies; and
The Association, the Board, and all Committees shall promote dignity, respect, courtesy, and cooperation in all aspects of the Association’s work.
See a full list of accreditors who are members of ASPA and the professions and fields of study for which they set quality standards.