Penn Foster Career School Accreditations, Licensing, and Recommendations

Penn Foster Career School has been thoroughly reviewed and has earned several important accreditations, certifications, and licensing. Most importantly, Penn Foster Career School is both regionally and nationally accredited.

Regional Accreditation

Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited for non-degree granting postsecondary programs by the , 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. 215-662-5603 .


Penn Foster is accredited by the The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure for the Public Form - Penn Foster Career School


Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the . In obtaining this accreditation, Penn Foster Career School has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, Penn Foster Career School is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
Pennsylvania Dept of Education


Penn Foster Career School is licensed by the .

Penn Foster Career School is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.

Penn Foster Career School is not approved or regulated as a school by the Maryland Higher Education Commission for the Veterinary Assistant, Pharmacy Technician or Optician programs.

Penn Foster Career School is exempt from authorization under AS 14.48 because the program is online or distance delivered and does not have a physical presence in the state of Alaska.

Military Family

Approved for veteran's education benefits

Many Penn Foster programs are approved for veteran's education benefits. Reservists may also qualify for veteran's education benefits. If you think you may be eligible or would like more information, you can check with your local or regional VA office or call Penn Foster at 888-427-2900 to speak with a VA Support Specialist.

Better Business Bureau

Penn Foster Career School is a accredited business with a BBB Rating of A+.
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The BBB only accredits the business management of a school, not the quality of the curriculum, or training programs.

Disclaimer: No form of accreditation guarantees that any learning institution will accept credits from any school as transfer credits.