Accreditation and Memberships
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Spalding University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Spalding University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Spalding University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
KY Council for Postsecondary Education
Spalding University is licensed to operate as an independent institution in Kentucky by the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education (CPE). To file a complaint against an institution licensed by CPE, please submit your complaint in writing to Sarah Levy, Director of Postsecondary Licensing, Council on Postsecondary Education, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320, Frankfort, KY 40601 firstname.lastname@example.org http://cpe.ky.gov/campuses/consumer_complaint.html
Spalding University is the first private institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to hold membership in the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States.
Spalding University’s Master of Science in Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) located at 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.
The School of Business at Spalding University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road, Suite 300, Overland Park, KS 66213 USA.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is fully approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Spalding University is not accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). However, the Self-Study Application and supporting documents have been submitted in pursuit of accreditation.
The College of Education at Spalding University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) whose rigorous, nationally recognized standards were developed to ensure excellence in educator preparation programs.
CAEP is a nationally recognized accrediting body for educator preparation. Accreditation is a nongovernmental activity based on peer review that serves the dual functions of assuring quality and promoting improvement. CAEP was created by the consolidation of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. It is a unified accreditation system intent on raising the performance of all institutions focused on educator preparation.
Educator preparation providers seeking accreditation must pass peer review on five standards, which are based on two principles:
- Solid evidence that the provider’s graduates are competent and caring educators, and
- Solid evidence that the provider’s educator staff have the capacity to create a culture of evidence and use it to maintain and enhance the quality of the professional programs they offer.
The College of Education is also approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). This accreditation covers all programs leading to initial teacher certification at Spalding University.
The undergraduate program in nursing, which was the first baccalaureate program for nurses in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the graduate program in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The baccalaureate program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. The School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing education programs in nursing. The Baccalaureate and master’s degrees in nursing at Spalding University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791
Spalding University's Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy's entry-level curriculum is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), which is located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929 (telephone: 301-652-2682; website www.acoteonline.org) Program graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist, which is administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of the exam, the graduate can use the title of Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). States require licensure in order to practice. Initial state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A graduate must apply to state regulatory board(s) and receive a license in order to practice.
Spalding University's Kosair For Kids School of Physical Therapy program has been approved for Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone 703-706-3245; email@example.com is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
Effective October 25, 2022 the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Spalding University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone: 703-706- 3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 502-873-4449 or email email@example.com.
Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation.
Candidacy is considered to be an accredited status, as such the credits and degree earned from a program with Candidacy status are considered, by CAPTE, to be from an accredited program. Therefore, students in the charter (first) class should be eligible to take the licensure exam even if CAPTE withholds accreditation at the end of the candidacy period. That said, it is up to each state licensing agency, not CAPTE, to determine who is eligible for licensure. Information on licensing requirements should be directed to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT; www.fsbpt.org) or specific state boards (a list of state boards and contact information is available on FSBPT's website.
The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program was first accredited by the American Psychological Association in 1989 and has continually maintained its APA accreditation to this date. For further information about the accreditation status of this or any other psychology doctoral program, please contact: APA Office of Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, 202-336-5979.
The Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Master of Science in Social Work programs at Spalding University are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-683-8080. The Doctor of Social Work is fully approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
The University is accredited by, designated as a project of, or is a member of the following agencies and organizations:
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
American Association for Counseling and Development
American Association for Higher Education
American Council on Education
American Library Association
American Psychological Association
American Society of Law and Medicine
Associated of Writers and Writing Programs
Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Directors
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
Association for Counseling and Development
Association of Governing Boards
Association of Graduate Schools in Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
Association for Institutional Research
Association of Library and Information Science Education
Association for Psychological Type
Association of Psychology Internship Centers
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
Better Business Bureau
Broadcast Music, Inc.
Campus Catholic Ministry
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
College and University Personnel Association
College Entrance Examination Board
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Council for Exceptional Children
Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Council of Graduate Schools
Council of Independent Colleges & Universities
Council of Independent Kentucky College and University Business Officers
Council of Undergraduate Psychology Programs
Council on Social Work Education
English Speaking Union
International Accreditation Council for Business Education
Greater Louisville Inc. - The Metro Chamber of Commerce
Kentucky Academy of Science
Kentucky Association of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Nursing Programs
Kentucky Association of College Admissions Counselors
Kentucky Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Kentucky Association for Institutional Research
Kentucky Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Kentucky College and University Personnel Association
Kentucky Communication Association
Kentucky Education Association
Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
Kentucky Independent College Fund
Kentucky Library Network
Kentucky Writers' Coalition, Inc.
Library and Information Technology Association
Louisville Central Area
Louisville Personnel Association
Mapping Your Future
National Academic Advising Association
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
National Catholic Education Association
National Communication Association
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Southern Association of College and University Business Officers
Southern Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admissions Officers
Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Southern College Placement Association
Southern States Communication Association