Accreditation Information

Per N.C. General Statute §90-357, applicants must hold a degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Many programs may claim to be “accredited” but applicants should be aware that simply being “accredited” does not necessarily equate to regional accreditation. To learn if your granting institution is regionally accredited, please review the following information:

“Regionally Accredited” means the institution is accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:

Middle States, Association of Colleges and Schools
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges; Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

How can I verify regional accreditation?
We recommend cross-checking in a few different ways, including:

• Ask the college/university to identify whether they are regionally accredited, and if so, by which accrediting body. Then, visit the web site for the regional accrediting body (see links above), and look up your college/university in their listing of accredited institutions.

• Contact information for the regional accrediting bodies can be found at:

IMPORTANT NOTE: If your dietetics/nutrition academic program is not ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) accredited, the Board will require proof of meeting the Board’s minimum course requirements, regardless of the degree conferred. Contact the Board office at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or 919-388-1931 for any questions.