Programmatic Accrediting Agency [Education] Law and Legal Definition

According 34 CFR 602.3 [Title 34 – Education; Subtitle B -- Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education; Chapter VI -- Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education; Part 602 -- The Secretary's Recognition of Accrediting Agencies; Subpart A – General], the term programmatic accrediting agency means “an agency that accredits specific educational programs that prepare students for entry into a profession, occupation, or vocation.”