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Independent Third-Party Employment Data Verification

Effective January 2014, ACCSC will require an independent third-party employment verification as part of the initial and renewal of accreditation process. 

Independent Third-Party Employment DatA Verification FAQ

As a resource for accredited member institutions, ACCSC has published a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) advisory which provides additional guidance on the Independent Third-Party Employment Data Verification requirement. The FAQ provides answers to frequently asked questions such as:

  • Does my school have to have an independent third-party verification of employment data every year?
  • Which Annual Report will my school need to have verified by the independent third-party as part of my application for accreditation and submission of my Self Evaluation Report?
  • What does my school need to have ready for the on-site evaluation team?

The Independent Third-Party Employment Verification FAQ is available for download by clicking here.


As stated in the July 1, 2013 Accreditation Alert, due to the important role that student achievement outcomes play in the overall accreditation assessment process, the Commission has decided to implement an independent third-party employment verification requirement as part of the initial and renewal of accreditation process.

The Independent Third-Party Employment Data Verification policy will go into effect for all schools that attend an initial or renewal workshop after January 1, 2014.  A school must ensure that the independent third-party employment verification auditor it chooses meets the following tests to be considered an “Independent” Third-Party.   Please note that the auditor will not go through any type of approval process with ACCSC prior to the project; rather, the on-site evaluation team will review the independence and methodology of the auditor.

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