What's New

Accreditation Data System 
The Accreditation Data System (ADS) is being piloted during 2017-18. The ADS allows each institution to enter information for each Commission-approved Educator Preparation Program and how it is delivered locally (undergraduate/post graduate, student teaching/intern, face-to-face/online/combination).  Institutions with Commission-approval are required to create ADS accounts, develop the Program Report Decks and enter data into the reports.  The actual report is due August 15, 2018.  Most ADS users will be designated as “Institution Staff.” The role of Institution Staff allows an individual to view information and enter data for a program report.  The Unit Head may designate a Program Delegate (allowed to review the data for a program and submit the program report to the Commission) and a Security Delegate (allowed to approve others to be connected to the entity) or may retain these roles.  Descriptions of each permission in the ADS is listed on the Accreditation Data System page.

This ADS Guide provides the information necessary to work with the ADS.  Additional resources, such as frequently asked questions are listed on the Accreditation Data System page and upcoming ADS office hours are listed on the Accreditation Technical Assistance page. For questions, please contact annualdatasystem@ctc.ca.gov.  


Accreditation and Cohort Information

The Commission is currently in the process of strengthening and streamlining the accreditation system. As a result of this effort, cohort maps are being revised. If you have questions regarding accreditation activities for your institution, please contact Accreditation@ctc.ca.gov and your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate consultant to assist you.  

Accreditation Email Account
There are specialized email accounts for institutions to submit documentation and questions related to the Commission's accreditation system.  

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National Accreditation Information

For information on alignment between the California Accreditation system and national professional organizations please review the information on the National Professional Organization Accreditation web page.

Updated August 13, 2018