Accreditations, Approvals & Memberships

Institutional Accreditations

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
  • Concorde Career College is a private Institution that has been granted approval to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). The Institution’s approval to operate as a private postsecondary Institution in the State of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8), which is effective January 1, 2010. Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in this chapter. The BPPE website may be accessed at
  • Approved by the State of California Vocational Rehabilitation Department.
  • Designated for referrals by city, county and state workforce, retraining, rehabilitation and vocational guidance agencies.
  • Eligible to participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.
  • Approved for the use of VA Educational Benefits for those who are eligible.
  • Approved for Workforce Investment Act, Title I Training Funds.

Programmatic Accreditations

Dental Hygiene Program

The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval with reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Commission on Dental Accreditation: 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 440-4653;

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Concorde Career College – San Diego 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:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly please call 619-688-0800 or email

Surgical Technology Program

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 113th Street N., #7709, Seminole, FL 33775-7709; 727-210-2350;, as recommended by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 19751 E Mainstreet, Ste 339, Parker, CO, 80138; 303-694-9262;

Vocational Nursing Program

The Vocational Nursing program is approved by the California State Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95833; 916-263-7800.