To be accredited, trade schools are required to meet a high level of accepted academic standards.
Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute is accredited to award certificates and diplomas by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
ACICS may be contact at:
750 First Street NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002-4241
Ridley-Lowell has had a strong history of compliance with a forty year accreditation by ACICS. As of December 12, 2016, our accreditor, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), is no longer recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Ridley-Lowell has 18 months following the loss of our accreditation to find a new accrediting agency to maintain eligibility to receive funds under the Title IV, HEA programs. Ridley-Lowell is currently in the application process with a new accreditor. If Ridley-Lowell does not obtain accreditation within that 18 month period, which ends June 12, 2018, our school will no longer be eligible to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs.
If any student has a complaint relating to Ridley-Lowell’s Title IV eligibility, administration of the Title IV programs, the quality of education received, or otherwise relating to the accreditation standards of ACICS they can submit that complaint to Ridley-Lowell, Lauren Weymouth: firstname.lastname@example.org, 44 Shelter Rock Road, Danbury, CT 06810, or 203-797-0551 or any of the following entities:
· State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education http://www.ctohe.org
· George Jepson Office of the Attorney General http://www.ct.gov/ag/site/default.asp; or
· Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection http://www.ct.gov/DCP/site/default.asp.
· New York State Education Department Bureau of Proprietary Supervision http://www.acces.nysed.gov/bpss/staff
· Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman https://ag.ny.gov; or
· Department of State, Division of Consumer Protection https://www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection/
· Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education http://www.ribghe.org
· Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin http://www.riag.ri.gov; or
· State of Rhode Island, Consumer Protection Unit http://www.riag.state.ri.us/ConsumerProtection/About.php#
The Medical Assistant programs at Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater FL 33763