Description: Under the regulations at 34 CFR 668.414, each institution must certify that each Title IV-eligible Gainful Employment program that it offers:
1) Is approved by a recognized accrediting agency or is otherwise included in the institution's accreditation by its recognized accrediting agency or, if the institution is a public postsecondary vocational institution, is approved by a State agency recognized to approve such programs in lieu of accreditation;
2) Is programmatically accredited if such accreditation is required by a Federal governmental entity or by a governmental entity in the State in which the institution is located or in which the institution is otherwise required to obtain State approval under 34 CFR 600.9; and
3) In the State in which the institution is located or in which the institution is otherwise required to obtain State approval under 34 CFR 600.9, satisfies the applicable educational prerequisites for professional licensure or certification requirements in that State so that a student who completes the program and seeks employment in that State qualifies to take any licensure or certification examination that is needed for the student to practice or find employment in an occupation that the program prepares students to enter.
Agency: U.S. Department of Education
Direct Agency: Federal Student Aid
Gainful Employment Information Webpage:
Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #54 - Certification Requirements for Gainful Employment Programs: