May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 05, 2020  
May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Accreditation


Accreditation

Students should be aware that there are multiple types of accreditation and that their intended entry into their chosen profession could be impacted by these differences. For example, institutional accreditation means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.

In addition, there are programmatic accreditation bodies which accredit specific programs (as opposed to the institution). Some states require that specific programs, even at regionally accredited institutions like Herzing University, be programmatically accredited as well. The importance of programmatic accreditation can range from a requirement to sit for licensure exams that are mandatory to work in a field to a requirement to sit for a certification exam that is not required for all employment in the field (but may be slightly to strongly preferred by employers, depending on the market) to a symbol of quality with no impact on any certification or licensure (but which may be slightly or strongly preferred by employers, depending on the market). Therefore, Herzing University has not pursued all forms of programmatic accreditation available, as this is a determination on whether the costs and requirements to do so are worth the value to the student in the respective marketplaces in the estimation of the University. The student should validate whether the specialized accreditation of a specific program, or lack thereof, is going to fit their career goals for their respective marketplace.

As a result, there is a potential that some states will not permit a student who has completed certain academic programs to become certified, licensed, or sit for a certifying or licensing examination if they graduated from a program that is not programmatically accredited. Herzing University believes in complete and forthright disclosure for each program we offer, so we clearly identify those programs that are programmatically accredited. If a Herzing University program at a specific location (or one that is offered online) does not state it has programmatic accreditation in writing, students should assume the program does not have programmatic accreditation. Students are responsible for understanding the specific requirements for certification, licensing, and for eligibility to sit for a licensing examination of the state or locale in which they want to enter or practice their profession. Herzing University makes no representation, unless explicitly written, that students graduating in a program qualify for certification, licensing, or eligibility to sit for a licensing examination in a state. For further clarification, students should review the specialized program accreditation/approvals stated in the catalog and read and sign the Accreditation Disclosure for their respective campus. Students may seek confirmation of programmatic accreditation by consulting the website of the accrediting body.

Institutional Accreditation

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60614-1413,

(800) 621-7400 │https://www.hlcommission.org/

Herzing University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, 66215, www.iacbe.org, (916) 631-3009. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration with concentrations in:
    • Accounting
    • Business Management
    • Data Analytics
    • Healthcare Management
    • Human Resources
    • Project Management
    • Technology Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentrations in:
    • International Business
    • Business Administration
    • Human Resource Management
    • Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resources
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Project Management
  • Associate of Science/Applied Science in Accounting
  • Associate of Science/Applied Science in Business Management

Any business program that is not listed above is not currently accredited through the IACBE.

Programmatic Accreditations, Approvals, and Licensures by Campus

Herzing University also holds programmatic accreditations or approvals for selected programs at selected locations. Not all programs require specialized programmatic accreditation, and some new programs must be in operation for a period before specialized accreditation can be obtained. Specialized programmatic accreditation may be required for graduates to be eligible to take some licensure or certification examinations. Unless this catalog specifically and unequivocally states that a program at a location (including Herzing Online) is programmatically accredited and qualifies a student for licensing, certification, or to be eligible to sit for a licensing examination, students should conclude the program offered on the campus they are enrolled at is not programmatically accredited. Students should independently investigate the specific licensing requirements for their program in the specific state or locale for which they anticipate seeking employment.

Akron Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval:  All programs at the Akron location of Herzing University are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-3414, 614-466-6000, www.ohiohighered.org/contact-us).
  3. Diploma in Practical Nursing: The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Akron location is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (17 High St., Suite 660 Columbus Ohio 43215-3466, 614-466-3947, http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/). Consequently, graduates of the Practical Nursing program are eligible to apply for authorization to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program.

    The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Akron location does not have specialized programmatic accreditation. New and current students should not plan on the program having said accreditation at the time they graduate. Some employers may prefer applicants from programs that have programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  4. Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at the Akron location is approved by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing (17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-7410, 614-466-3947, www.nursing.ohio.gov). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at the Akron location is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404-975- 5000, www.acenursing.org).
  5. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Akron location is approved by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing (17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-7410, 614-466-3947, www.nursing.ohio.gov). Consequently, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are eligible to apply for authorization to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Akron is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  6. Medical Assisting Services: The Diploma in Medical Assisting Services program at the Akron locationis accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, 25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, Florida, 33763, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Consequently, students completing the program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant exam offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants, www.aama-ntl.org.
  7. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Akron location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants, www.nala.org. These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for these online programs. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  8. Health Information Management: The Health Information Management accreditor of Herzing University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree and the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.233.150; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

    Students enrolling through this location must take their core HIM courses online. Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam, both offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  9. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  10. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Atlanta Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: All programs at the Atlanta location of Herzing University are approved by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, Georgia, 30084-5305, 770-414-3300, www.gnpec.georgia.gov).
  3. Bachelor of Science Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Atlanta location has conditional approval by the Georgia State Board of Nursing (237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia, 31217-3858, 478-207-2440, www.sos.georgia.gov/plb/rn/). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Atlanta is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  4. Legal Assisting/Paralegal: The Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs at the Atlanta location are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs at the Atlanta location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the National Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org).
  5. Health Information Management: The Health Information Management accreditor of Herzing University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree and the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.233.150; or by email at info@cahiim.org

    Students enrolling through this location must take their core HIM courses online. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam. Both are offered through the AmericanHealth Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  6. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  7. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Birmingham Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: All programs at the Birmingham location of Herzing University are approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (100 North Union Street, P.O. Box 302000, Montgomery, Alabama, 36130-2000, 334-242-1998, www.ache.alabama.gov).
  3. Diploma in Practical Nursing: The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Birmingham location is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing (RSA Plaza, 770 Washington Avenue, Suite 250, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104, 334-293-5200, www.abn.alabama.gov). Consequently, graduates of the Practical Nursing program are eligible to apply for authorization to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program.

    The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Birmingham location does not have specialized programmatic accreditation. New and current students should not plan on the program having said accreditation at the time they graduate. Some employers may prefer applicants from programs that have programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  4. Associate of Science in Nursing: The Associate of Science in Nursing- program at the Birmingham location is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing (RSA Plaza, 770 Washington Avenue, Suite 250, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104, 334-293-5200, www.abn.alabama.gov). Consequently, graduates of the Associate of Science in Nursing program are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The ASNBHM program at the Birmingham location does not have specialized programmatic accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org). No representation has been made as to when or if such accreditations will be obtained. New and current students should not plan on the program having said accreditation at the time they graduate. Some employers may prefer applicants from programs that have ACEN accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  5. Associate of Science in Nursing-LPN to RN Bridge: The Associate of Science in Nursing-LPN to RN Bridge program at the Birmingham location is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing (RSA Plaza, 770 Washington Avenue, Suite 250, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104, 334-293-5200, www.abn.alabama.gov). Consequently, graduates of the LPN to RN associate program are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The Associate of Science in Nursing-LPN to RN Bridge program at the Birmingham location does not have specialized programmatic accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org). No representation has been made as to when or if such accreditations will be obtained. New and current students should not plan on the program having said accreditation at the time they graduate. Some employers may prefer applicants from programs that have ACEN accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  6. Paramedic and EMT-Paramedic Programs: The Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic and the Diploma in Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic programs at the Birmingham location are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida, 33756, 727-2102350, www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP, 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, Texas 75088, 214-703-8445, www.coaemsp.org).
  7. EMT-Basic Program: The Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician—Basic does not have specialized programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida, 33756, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org) and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. New and current students should not plan on the program having said accreditation at the time they graduate. Some employers may prefer graduates from a program with specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  8. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Birmingham location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for this online program. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  9. Health Information Management: The Health Information Management accreditor of Herzing University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree and the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.233.150; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

    Students enrolling through this location must take their core HIM courses online. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam. Both exams are offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  10. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  11. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Brookfield Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: As required by s. 39.87, Wis. Stats, Herzing University is legally authorized in Wisconsin as an institution of higher education under 20 USC 1001(a)(2) and is exempt from additional state authorization requirements as provided under the program integrity rules.
  3. Diploma in Practical Nursing: The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Brookfield location is approved to admit by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing (1400 East Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703, 608-266-2112, https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/Nursing/Default.aspx#). Consequently, graduates of the Practical Nursing program are eligible to apply for authorization to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program.

    The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Brookfield location does not have specialized programmatic accreditation. New and current students should not plan on the program having said accreditation at the time they graduate. Some employers may prefer applicants from programs that have programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  4. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Brookfield location is approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing (1400 East Washington Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin, 53703, 608-266-2112, www.dsps.wi.gov/). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Brookfield is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  5. Physical Therapist Assistant: The Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program at the Brookfield location is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.
  6. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Brookfield location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). The programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for these online programs. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  7. Health Information Management: The Health Information Management accreditor of Herzing University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree and the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.233.150; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

    Students enrolling through this location must take their core HIM courses online. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam. Both exams are offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  8. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  9. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Herzing Online

Herzing University is approved to offer programs in an online learning modality through association with the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin. 

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State of Wisconsin Approval: As required by s. 39.87, Wis. Stats, Herzing University is legally authorized in Wisconsin as an institution of higher education under 20 USC 1001(a)(2) and is exempt from additional state authorization requirements as provided under the program integrity rules.
  3. Approvals in Other States for Distance Learning: Herzing University has made a good-faith effort to follow each individual state’s regulations concerning offering distance educational programs in that respective state. Students should investigate and ensure that the program they desire, if offered in a distance/online format, meets the requirements of the profession in their state. Not all programs are available in all states. Contact the Online Admissions Office for program availability at  onl-info@herzing.edu or 866-508-0748
  4. RN-BSN Program: The baccalaureate degree program in nursing program at Herzing University Madison is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applicants should check with their applicable state board of nursing before enrolling in any online nursing program. For additional information, e-mail your questions to states@herzing.edu.
  5. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online from Herzing Online are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for these online programs. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  6. Health Information Management: The Health Information Management accreditor of Herzing University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree and the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.233.150; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

    Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management from Herzing Online are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam. Both exams are offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  7. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  8. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Kenosha Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: As required by s. 39.87, Wis. Stats, Herzing University is legally authorized in Wisconsin as an institution of higher education under 20 USC 1001(a)(2) and is exempt from additional state authorization requirements as provided under the program integrity rules.
  3. Diploma in Practical Nursing: The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Kenosha location is approved to admit by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing (1400 East Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703, 608-266-2112, https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/Nursing/Default.aspx#). Consequently, graduates of the Practical Nursing program are eligible to apply for authorization to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program.

    The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Kenosha location does not have specialized programmatic accreditation. New and current students should not plan on the program having said accreditation at the time they graduate. Some employers may prefer applicants from programs that have programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  4. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Kenosha location is approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing (1400 East Washington Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin, 53703, 608-266-2112, www.dsps.wi.gov/). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Kenosha is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  5. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Kenosha location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for these online programs. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  6. Health Information Management: The Health Information Management accreditor of Herzing University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree and the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.233.150; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

    Students enrolling through this location must take their core HIM courses online. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam. Both exams are offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  7. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  8. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Madison Location of Herzing University

Herzing University is approved to offer programs in an online learning modality through association with the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin. 

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: As required by s. 39.87, Wis. Stats, Herzing University is legally authorized in Wisconsin as an institution of higher education under 20 USC 1001(a)(2) and is exempt from additional state authorization requirements as provided under the program integrity rules.
  3. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Madison location is approved by the Wisconsin State Nursing Board (1400 East Washington Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin, 53703, 608-266 2112, www.dsps.wi.gov/). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Madison is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  4. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Madison location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for these online programs. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  5. Health Information Management: The Health Information Management accreditor of Herzing University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree and the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.233.150; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

    Students enrolling through this location must take their core HIM courses online. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam. Both exams are offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  6. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  7. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Minneapolis Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: Herzing University Minneapolis is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections to 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions (Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108, 651-642-0567, www.ohe.state.mn.us).
  3. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Minneapolis location is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing (2829 University Avenue SE, #200, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55414-3253, 612-317-3000, www.mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Minneapolis is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  4. Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene: This program in dental hygiene are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx. Consequently, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene are eligible to sit for the national board dental hygiene exam, jurisprudence exam, and the CRDTS examination, which (upon successful completion) would provide the graduate the opportunity to become a licensed dental hygienist (LDH) in Minnesota.
  5. Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene-Bridge: The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) does not accredit stand-alone degree-completion (bridge) programs such as the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene-Bridge. The bridge program is available only to students who have already graduated from a CODA-accredited dental hygiene program with an associate degree and hold an active license, as well as being in good standing as a dental hygienist. Students must be a Minnesota resident and maintain Minnesota residency throughout the program. (Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of accreditation on their hiring decisions.)
  6. Dental Assisting Programs: The Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting program and the Diploma in Dental Assisting programs at the Minneapolis location are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. (CODA, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60611-2678, 312-440-4653, www.ada.org/100.aspx). Consequently, graduates are eligible to take the examinations leading to certified dental assistant (CDA®) certification through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).
  7. Occupational Therapy Assistant Program: The Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929, 301-652-AOTA, www.acoteonline.org). Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification exam. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
  8. Physical Therapist Assistant: Effective October 31, 2018, the Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program at Herzing University’s Minneapolis location has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org).  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (763) 231-3181 or email tfelegy@herzing.edu.

    Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses.  Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status, nor does it assure eventual accreditation.   

    Herzing University has a contingency plan in place should the PTA program not receive Accreditation from CAPTE. Students who are enrolled in the PTA program will be notified if an adverse decision on accreditation is received. Upon adverse notification, efforts to enroll new students will be halted from entry into the PTA program until accreditation can be achieved. Students enrolled in the PTA program will be offered the following options: 1) remain in the PTA program until a final decision regarding the PTA program accreditation status is received from CAPTE, 2) granted academic and financial credit into a program of their choice at Herzing (e.g., OTA or other), 3) offered assistance transferring to another accredited PTA program, or 4) offered a tuition refund.
  9. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Minneapolis location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for these online programs. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  10. Health Information Management: The Health Information Management accreditor of Herzing University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree and the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.233.150; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

    Students enrolling through this location must take their core HIM courses online. Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam. Both exams are offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  11. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  12. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

New Orleans Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.

  2. State Approval: The New Orleans location of Herzing University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana (1201 North Third Street, Suite 6-200, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70802, (225) 342-4253. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.
  3. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the New Orleans location has initial approval by the Louisiana State Nursing Board (17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810; 225-755-7500). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse. 

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the New Orleans location is not accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccneaccreditation) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acennuring.org) at this time and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Some employers may prefer hiring graduates from a programmatically accredited program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decision.
  4. Surgical Technology: The Associate of Science in Surgical Technology program at the New Orleans location is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES, 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314, North Falls Church, Virginia, 22043, 703-917-9503, www.abhes.org). Consequently, graduates are eligible to take the certified surgical technologist (CST) examination offered by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. 
  5. Legal Assisting/Paralegal: The Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs at the New Orleans location are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs at the New Orleans location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the National Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org).
  6. Health Information Management: The Health Information Management accreditor of Herzing University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree and the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.233.150; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

    Students enrolling through this location must take their core HIM courses online. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam. Both exams are offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  7. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  8. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Orlando Location of Herzing University

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (https://www.hlcommission.org/), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Licensure: The Orlando location of Herzing University is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888)224-6684.
  3. Diploma in Practical Nursing: The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Orlando location is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (4042 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3252, 850-245-4125, www.floridasnursing.gov). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a licensed practical nurse.

    The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Orlando location does not have specialized programmatic accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org). No representation has been made as to when or if such accreditations will be obtained. Some employers may prefer applicants from programs that have ACEN accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  4. Associate of Science in Nursing: The Associate of Science in Nursing program and the Associate of Science in Nursing-Bridge to ASN program (renamed from LPN to ASN Bridge program as of May 2014) at the Orlando location has an accredited status with the Florida Board of Nursing (4042 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3252, 850-245-4125, www.floridasnursing.gov). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The Associate of Science in Nursing program at the Orlando location is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org).
  5. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Bridge to BSN program (renamed from LPN to BSN Bridge program as of May 2014) at the Orlando location has an accredited status with the Florida Board of Nursing (4042 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3252, 850-245-4125, www.floridasnursing.gov). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Orlando is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  6. Physical Therapist Assistant: The Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program at the Orlando location is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.
  7. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Orlando location are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for these online programs. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  8. Health Information Management: The Health Information Management accreditor of Herzing University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree and the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.233.150; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

    Students enrolling through this locationmust take their core HIM courses online. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam. Both exams are offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  9. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  10. Other Programs: No other programs at this location have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.