About ASPAThe Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors
ASPA’s Role and Function
We are the only organization whose members are specialized and professional accrediting agencies. Our member accreditors set national educational standards for entry into more than 100 specialized disciplines or defined professions. ASPA, a 501(c)(3) association, works with higher education and government officials to enhance education and accreditation and functions as the only national voice for this important constituency.
Standards of Excellence
ASPA communicates the value of specialized and professional higher education accreditation and promotes quality by facilitating discussion among and providing educational opportunities for programmatic accreditors. (March 2020)
ASPA is the authoritative voice of specialized and professional accreditation.
The Association, the Board, and all Committees shall promote dignity, respect, courtesy, and cooperation in all aspects of the Association’s work.
ASPA 25th Anniversary Photo Gallery
ASPA celebrated its 25th anniversary the fall of 2018. View the photo gallery here.
See a full list of accreditors who are members of ASPA and the professions and fields of study for which they set quality standards.