Accreditation, Licensure and Membership

 

Accreditation

Med-Assist School of Hawaii has been institutionally accredited since 1978 by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). They are located at 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N, Falls Church, VA 22043, 703-917-9503. ABHES is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency under the provisions of Chapter 33, Title 38, U.S. Code and subsequent legislation, and is also recognized for institutional and specialized accreditation that focuses on health care education and training.

Their website states the following: “ABHES’ stated mission is to enhance the quality of education and training and promote institutional and programmatic accountability through systematic and consistent program evaluation. The key to ABHES’ mission is to assure the quality of the programs it accredits, and assist in the improvement of the programs. This quality-determination is accomplished by rigorous and systematic evaluation based on valid standards. ABHES’ goals and objectives focus on three key areas: recognition, resources, and service; all of which ABHES believes are essential and paramount to the achievement of its mission.” 

If you would like a copy of the school’s accreditation, you may request one from the front office during normal busines hours.

 

Licensure and Membership

Med-Assist School of Hawaii is licensed as a “Private Trade, Vocational or Technical School” by the State of Hawaii. The school is an honorable member of the American Medical Technologists (AMT) and with the Hawaii State Chapter of AMBA (American Medical Billing Association). Faculty, staff, and Medical Assistant students are members of AMT.  The school participates and is a state and national member of HOSA (Health Occupational Students of America) Future Healthcare Professionals.

 

 

Teacher Preparation Program Report

 

Med-Assist School of Hawaii annually provides a complete report on Med-Assist’s teacher preparation programs to the State of Hawaii and the U.S. Department of Education.  To access information included in the report including admission criteria, enrollment figures, clinical experience, teacher licensure, program completers, and assessment pass rates, visit the U.S. Department of Education website’s State of Hawaii report.