Beauty schools that are accredited are certified to meet high standards of state and federal cosmetology education. The term is used when a school is in compliance with a strict set of guidelines set forth by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences
(NACCAS). These guidelines include approval of classroom materials, curriculum content and instructors’ qualifications to name a few. When choosing a beauty school to enroll in, be sure the school is accredited. This means that the school has been evaluated for academic excellence.
Since accredited schools must meet consistent performance requirements to keep its accreditation, the benefits are many. For one, it means that students attending these schools will receive the best education in the beauty business. It also makes it possible for students to receive federal financial aid from an accredited institution if they qualify. Attending an accredited school is a huge plus when seeking employment after graduation. Beauty industry professionals understand the quality of education received at an accredited school, and tend to notice those applicants first.
All of The Hair Design Schools are accredited, and each location is licensed by its home state. The school earns accreditation by formal action of NACCAS (National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences). Information submitted by The Hair Design School and reports from special inspection teams during school visits are evaluated to meet established standards of compliance. Schools are re-evaluated at least once every 6 years to maintain the status of accreditation and uphold their reputation for delivering quality cosmetology education.
The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) oversees The Hair Design School’s accrediting organizations, most notably NACCAS (National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences). While NACCAS and other accrediting agencies are not part of the U.S. government, they are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. NACCAS is based in Alexandria, VA and presently accredits approximately 1,500 institutions serving over 120,000 students. For a list of accredited cosmetology schools in your state, contact your state board of cosmetology or search here.