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Pittsburgh Campus Accreditation

Choosing an accredited school is important to your education. Accreditation signifies that the school has met certain standards of quality in education, so you can feel confident in the value of the education you receive.

Brightwood Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award diplomas and associate’s degrees.

ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS may be contacted at:

750 First Street NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002-4241

For more information on Brightwood Career Institute’s accrediting agency, please visit the ACICS web site.

Additional Accreditation

Brightwood Career Institute, Pittsburgh campus, is licensed by the State Board of Private Licensed Schools of the Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Brightwood Career Institute, Pittsburgh campus, holds a Certificate of Registration from the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools Registration (Registration #00-09-1571B) and the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia.

The occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA):

c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Tel: 301.652.2682


Read more information on the Occupational Therapy Assistant program pass rates.

There is no programmatic accreditation for the Accounting Management, Business Administration/Management, Computer Numerical Control Machinist, Electrical Technician, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, Medical Billing and Coding, and Medical Office Assistant programs.


Approved to award the associate in specialized business (ASB) degree, and the associate in specialized technology (AST) degree by:
Department of Education | Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126

Brightwood Career Institute, Pittsburgh campus, is approved for veterans' educational benefits by the Pennsylvania State approving agency.

Approved by the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.


Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA):
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510
Washington DC 20036

Member of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU):
1101 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036

Pittsburgh Human Resources Association

Member of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Western Pennsylvania Chapter

Member of the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA)

Air Conditioning Contractors of America