Accreditation is an evaluation process used by all recognized institutions. This process is conducted by an outside organization of educational experts; for Advanced Training the organization is the COE.
COE statement on accreditation:
Accreditation is a status of recognition that is granted to an institution which complies with the eligibility requirements, standards, procedures, and obligations adopted by the member institutions of the Council. Accreditation does not certify that every facet of an institution is of equal quality, but it does indicate that no part of the institution is so weak that the educational effectiveness of the institution as a whole and its services to students will be undermined.
The Council accredits institutions worldwide.