Accreditations and Memberships

Central Piedmont Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404.679.4500, or see for questions about the accreditation of Central Piedmont Community College. Inquiries regarding the programs and services of Central Piedmont Community College should be directed to the College; the Commission on Colleges should be contacted only for questions relating to the College's accreditation.

The College is also accredited and approved by the following organizations:

  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-03449; (301) 652-AOTA;
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • American Bar Association
    • William K. Diehl Jr. Paralegal Technology Program
  • American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission
    • Culinary Arts
    • Baking and Pastry Arts
  • American Heart Association
    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
    • Pharmacy Technology
  • American Welding Society – Accredited Welder Test Facility
  • Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP); www.anfponline; 800.323.1908
    • Certified Dietary Managers (CDM)
  • Certified Food Protection Professionals (CFPP)
  • CFP® Board of Standards, Inc.
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM);
    • Health Information Technology
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC), 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX 76021;; 817.283.2835
    • Respiratory Therapy
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, Department of Accreditation, APTA, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314;; 703.706.3245
    • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), ARC/STSA, 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110, Littleton, CO 80120;; 303.694.9262
    • Surgical Technology
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Cytotechnology Programs Review Committee (CPRC) of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756;; 727.210.2350
    • Cytotechnology
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT) at the associate degree level in the Non-Invasive Cardiology (Adult Echocardiography) concentration and the Invasive Cardiology (Invasive Cardiovascular Technology) concentration; CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756;; 727.210.2350
    • Non-Invasive Cardiology (Adult Echocardiography)
    • Invasive Cardiology (Invasive Cardiovascular Technology)
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), American Dental Association (ADA)
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Dental Assisting
  • Commission on Allied Health for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (COAOMP)
    • Ophthalmic Medical Assisting
  • Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (COAEMSP)
    • Emergency Medical Services
  • Commission on Accreditation for American Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM);
    • Health Information Technology
  • Cosmetology Program is licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts, 1207 Front Street, Suite 110, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27609
  • Cosmetology Program, Pivot Point International Academy
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,
    • Civil Engineering Technology
    • Computer Engineering Technology
    • Electrical Engineering Technology
    • Electronics Engineering Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119;; 847.939.3597/ 773.714.8880
    • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
    • Early Childhood Education Associate Degree Program
  • National Automotive Technician Education Foundation
    • Automotive Technology Program
    • BMW-Associate Degree Program
    • General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research Accredited Training and Education Facility
  • National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3)
    • Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration
    • Transportation Systems Technology
  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills
    • Computer Integrated Machining
  • Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System
  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
  • North Carolina Appraisal Board
  • North Carolina Bar Certified
    • Paralegal Technology
  • North Carolina Commissioner of Banks
  • North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission
    • Basic Law Enforcement Training Technology
    • Criminal Justice Technology
    • General Instructor Training
    • Lidar Certification/Recertification
    • Radar Certification/Recertification
    • Time/Distance Certification/Recertification
  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation, Center for Aide Regulation and Education (CARE)
    • Nurse Aide
  • North Carolina Department of Insurance
  • North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission
    • Firefighter Training
  • North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services (NCOEMS)
    • Emergency Medical Technician
    • Paramedic
  • North Carolina Real Estate Commission
  • North Carolina State Board of Nursing
    • Christa A. Overcash Associate Degree Nursing Program
  • The Medical Assisting Diploma Program at Central Piedmont Community College Central Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; 727.210.2350;

Charlotte Area Education Consortium

CPCC is a member of the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium (CAEC). Among several CAEC activities is a cross-registration program that enables students to take certain courses not offered at CPCC at other Consortium schools. For information, call 704.330.6247.

CAEC colleges and universities are:

Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, Concord, NC
Carolinas College of Health Sciences, Charlotte, NC
Catawba College, Salisbury, NC
Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, NC
Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC
Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC
Gaston College, Dallas, NC
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC
Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC
Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, NC
Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC
Mitchell Community College, Statesville, NC
Pfeiffer University, Charlotte, NC
Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
South Piedmont Community College, Polkton, NC
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
University of South Carolina at Lancaster, Lancaster, SC
Wingate University, Wingate, NC
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
York Technical College, Rock Hill, SC


Central Piedmont Community College is a member of the following educational associations and agencies:

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
AIGA, the Professional Association for Design
American Association for Paralegal Education
American Association for Sustainability in Higher Education
American Association for Women in Community Colleges
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
American Association of Community Colleges
American Culinary Federation
American Heart Association
American Institute of Architecture Students
American Payroll Association
American Sign Language Honor Society
American Sign Language Teachers Association
American Society for Industrial Security
American Society for Nondestructive Testing
American Society of Echocardiography
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Welding Society
Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education
Association for Institutional Research
Association for Student Conduct Administration
Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business
Association of America’s Public Television Stations
Association of Builders and Contractors
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Association of College & University Auditors
Association of College and University Printers
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Association of Community College Facility Operations
Association of Community College Trustees
Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals
Association of Professionals in Business Management
Association of Surgical Technologists
Blackboard Analytics Client Advisory Board
Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Business Continuity Planners Association
Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association
Carolina Associated General Contractors
Carolina Clinical Education Consortium
Carolina Consortium
Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Carolinas Association of Government Purchasing
Carolinas Home Improvement Professionals
Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council
Carolinas' Nuclear Cluster
CASEnergy Coalition
Center for Energy Workforce Development
Charlotte Area Compensation Council, Inc.
Charlotte Area Education Consortium
Charlotte Area Liaison Group
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Charlotte Chapter of the American Payroll Association
Charlotte Chapter of the Financial Planning Association
Charlotte Regional Workforce Development Partnership
Cisco Networking Academy
Collaborative Services Working Group
College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
College Board, The
College News Association of the Carolinas
Community College Business Officers
Community College Planning and Research Organization
Community Colleges for International Development, Inc.
Conference of Interpreter Trainers
Cooperative Education and Internship Association
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Council for Resource Development
Culinary Hospitality Tourism Educators Alliance
Diversity Council of the Carolinas
Early Music America
Economic Research Institute
EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Board
Ellucian User’s Group
Emergency Care and Safety Institute
Executive Women International
Federated Identity Management North Carolina Committee
Flexographic Technical Association
Google Advisory Board – Educational Clients
Google Apps for Education User Group Leadership
Hospitality Tourism Alliance
Innovative Interfaces User Group
In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association
Institute for Internal Controls, The
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers–Computer Society
Institute of Internal Auditors, The
Instructional Technology Council
International Association of Administrative Professionals
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
Latin American Chamber of Commerce
League for Innovation in the Community College
Learning Resources Network
Manufacturing Institute
Master Calendar
Matthews Chamber of Commerce
Metrolina Association of Volunteer Administrators
Metrolina Theatre Association
Microsoft IT Academy
Monterey Institute National Repository of Online Courses Network
Mu Alpha Theta
NAFSA--Association of International Educators
National Academic Advising Association
National Alternative Fuel Training Consortium
National Association for College Admission Counseling
National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship
National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of College Auxiliary Services
National Association of Colleges and Employers
National Association of Educational Procurement
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
National Association of the Deaf
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
National Association of Veterans Administrators
National Center for Construction Education and Research
National Center for Women & Information Technology Academic Alliance
National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers
National Community College Council for Research and Planning
National Council for Continuing Education and Training
National Council for Marketing and Public Relations
National Council for Workforce Education
National Direct Student Loan Coalition
National Educational Television Association
National Fire Protection Agency
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development
National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc.
National Institute of Metal Working Skills
National League for Nursing
National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
National Organization for Human Services
National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
National Restaurant Association
National Safety Council
National Student Employment Association
National Technical Honor Society
New Media Consortium
North American Council of Automotive Teachers
North Carolina American Sign Language Teachers Association
North Carolina Area Health Education Centers
North Carolina Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
North Carolina Association of Community College Business Officers
North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents
North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees
North Carolina Association of Respiratory Educators
North Carolina Association of Surgical Technology Educators
North Carolina Association of the Deaf
North Carolina Association on Higher Education and Disability
North Carolina Campus Compact
North Carolina College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
North Carolina Community College Association of Distance Learning
North Carolina Community College Institutional Information Processing System User’s Group
North Carolina Community College Small Business Center Network
North Carolina Community College Student Development Professionals Association
North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association
North Carolina Cooperative Education Association
North Carolina Motorsports Association
North Carolina Public Risk Management Association
North Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
North Carolina Technology Association
North Carolina Theatre Conference
Online Computer Library Center
Paramount Wellness Institute
Pearson OpenClass Partner Program
Perceptive Software’s Education Solutions Group
Perceptive Software’s North Carolina User Group
Phi Theta Kappa
Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc., The
Project Management Institute
Psi Beta
Public Relations Society of America
Public Television Major Market Group
Risk and Insurance Management Society
Safety and Health Council of North Carolina
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Sigma Chi Eta
Sloan Consortium, The
Society for College and University Planning
Society for Human Resource Management
Southeastern Datatel Users Group
Southeastern Regional Association of Physical Plant Administrators
Southeastern Theatre Conference
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Southern Association of Colleges and University Business Officers
Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Southern Association of Community, Junior and Technical Colleges
Southern Organization for Human Services
Student Veterans Association
Students and Technology in Academia, Research and Service Alliance
Tau Upsilon Alpha National Organization for Human Services Honor Society
United States Institute of Theatre Technology
University City Chapter Chamber of Commerce
University Licensee Association
University Risk Management and Insurance Association
Visit Charlotte
World Affairs Council of Charlotte
World at Work
World View