Accreditation and Continuing Education Certifications

College

Oakton Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. In addition, the college and specific programs are accredited, approved or registered with special accrediting associations, state agencies, and professional organizations.

Health

  • The Basic Nurse Assistant Training course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
  • The Health Information Technology degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM), in cooperation with the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Council on Accreditation.
  • The Cancer Registry Management certificate program has provisional accreditation status with the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA).
  • The Medical Laboratory Technology degree program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS),

8410 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Suite 670
Chicago, IL 60631
773-714- 8880

  • The Nursing degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),

3343 Peachtree Rd. NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326,

and is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Board of Nursing,

320 W. Washington St.
3rd floor
Springfield, IL 62786.

  • The Physical Therapist Assistant degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),

1111 N. Fairfax St.,
Alexandria, VA 22314.

Education and Services

The college is registered with the Illinois State Board of Education to provide credit courses, continuing education units (CEUs), and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for teacher certification renewal.

The Substance Abuse Counseling Program is accredited by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA). This program meets the IAODAPCA requirements to sit for the examination for Provisional Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (Option A) certification eligibility. The Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. The Oakton Early Childhood Education Centers are licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

The Alliance for Lifelong Learning, Continuing Education for Health Professionals has been approved as a sponsor of continuing education by the Social Worker/Clinical Social Worker Licensing Board of the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation sponsor license number 159-000167; by the Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor Licensing Board of the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, sponsor license number 197-000096; by the Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing Board of the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, sponsor license number 168-000146; by the Psychologist Licensing Board of the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, sponsor license number 268-000017; by the Nursing Home Administrator Licensing Board of the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, sponsor license number 139-000061; by the Nursing Licensing Board of the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation sponsor license number 236-000122; by the Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Licensing Board of the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, sponsor license number 202-000183; by the Occupational Therapy Licensing Board of the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation sponsor license number 224-000089; by the Respiratory Care Practitioners by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, sponsor license number 195-000010; by the Physical Therapy Licensing Board of the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, sponsor license number 216-000221, and by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Cannabis Control Section as a Responsible Vendor pursuant to 410 ILCS 705/15-40(i)(3).

Oakton Community College’s Alliance for Lifelong Learning Continuing Education for Health Professionals (CEHP) is an approved provider of continuing education by the Illinois State Board of Education for Teacher Professional Development, Commission on Dietetic Registration for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians license number OA00001.

Addictions Counselor credits through Illinois Certification Board are issued upon submission of each program for approval. The college’s CEHP program has also been recognized as an approved Non-Domestic Violence Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional/Partner Abuse Intervention Professional (ICDVP/PAIP) CE site.

Business and Technology

The Alliance for Lifelong Learning is approved as a Public Accountant Continuing Professional Education Sponsor by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, sponsor license number 158-000115. The Paralegal Program is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). The Automotive Technology Program is accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASEEF).