Our Core Values
Institutional & Programmatic Accreditation
The Council on Occupational Education came into existence initially in 1971 as the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions (COEI) of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), a regional accrediting association that serves institutions in an 11-state region.
Throughout its history, the Council on Occupational Education and its predecessor agency have been recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education offered by the institutions it has accredited. Its current scope of recognition is as a national institutional accrediting agency for the accreditation of non-degree-granting and applied associate degree-granting postsecondary occupational education institutions.
Approvals & Licensing
Advanced Training Associates is licensed by the State of California, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009.
The BPPE protects students and consumers through the oversight of California’s private postsecondary educational institutions by conducting qualitative reviews of educational programs and operating standards, proactively combating unlicensed activity, impartially resolving student and consumer complaints, and conducting outreach.
The GI Bill is administered by the USDVA, whose responsibility it is to make all determinations related to Veteran education benefit eligibility and payments. The USDVA regulates entitlements paid to Veterans and performs all calculations.
The California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) is part of the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and operates under the authority of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair (USDVA).
Advanced Training Associates is an approved training provider for CalJOBS and has eligible programs for financial assistance under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act.
California’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) was established in compliance with the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 and amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 to provide customer-focused employment training resources for adults and dislocated workers.