Clover Park Technical College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.

Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100

Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 558-4224

NWCCU is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the authority on the educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the Northwest region of the United States, including the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, as well as British Columbia, Canada.

Clover Park Technical College first received accreditation through NWCCU in December 1999.


Program Accreditations and Certifications

Accreditation and certification have been granted to specific programs at Clover Park Technical College by:

  • American Dental Association 
  • American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists 
  • Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 
  • Federal Aviation Administration 
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences 
  • National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation 
  • National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation 
  • Washington State Department of Health 
  • Washington State Department of Licensing 
  • Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission 


Advisory Committees

Each career program at CPTC is guided by an advisory committee composed of employers and employees in the field. These committees meet at least two times each year to provide recommendations about methods, procedures, equipment, and curriculum and to ensure that each program meets or exceeds the industry standards of that particular occupation.