Clover Park Technical College is a Member institution with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Clover Park Technical College's accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The NWCCU’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status in January 2022 was to reaffirm accreditation. NWCCU is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 

Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the NWCCU 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

Accreditation by the NWCCU refers to the institution as a whole. Therefore, statements like "fully accredited" or "this program is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities" or "this degree is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities" are incorrect and should not be used. 

The NWCCU is an independent non-profit organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It is the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher-education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. It fulfills its mission by establishing accreditation criteria and evaluation procedures by which institutions are reviewed. 

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.