What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is the public recognition bestowed on a school that meets established qualifications and educational standards through initial and subsequent periodical evaluations by peer reviewers. It concerns itself with both quality assurance and continuous improvement, and is distinguished from certification or licensure, which apply to individuals.

Who Provides Accreditation?

Numerous independent agencies have been established to provide accreditation for elementary and secondary schools by ensuring that the content and quality of the program has been peer evaluated and meets standards set by the profession.

WGNA’s accreditation is focused specifically on the implementation of web-learning within a school. School applicants are required to have regional accreditation for their institution in addition to WGNA accreditation.

Why Become WGNA Accredited?

The purpose of WGNA accreditation is to help schools delivering instruction in a web-learning environment to improve the quality of their educational programs. For schools that are new or are just beginning their implementation of web-learning, WGNA provides guidance and training to maximize student success and institutional effectiveness.

The WGNA accredited status validates the equivalency of diplomas and certificates to other accredited schools and indicates that the institution is meeting standards of excellence in web-learning practice.