Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Georgia Piedmont Tech is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges to award Associate of Applied Science degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit.

For questions about the accreditation of Georgia Piedmont Tech, contact:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools,
Commission on Colleges

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
(404) 679-4500

Accreditation Compliance Concerns?

The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support Georgia Piedmont Tech’s significant non-compliance with Commission requirements or standards.

Inquiries related to normal and ongoing College operations such as admission requirements, financial aid, programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Georgia Piedmont Tech and not to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Individuals who have questions, comments, or concerns, or who wish to review the documents supporting Georgia Piedmont Tech’s institutional accreditation, it’s State Authorization, and/or any of the programmatic accreditations listed below should contact the Vice President of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Technology.

Program Accreditation

Air Conditioning Technology

This accreditation is supported by these organizations: Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, North America Technician Excellence (NATE), Council of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Educators (CARE), Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), and Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors (PHCC).

Learn more: Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA)

Clinical Laboratory Technology

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) is committed to being the premier international agency for accreditation and approval of educational programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and related health professions through the involvement of expert volunteers and its dedication to public service.

Learn more: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

We are a nonprofit, non-governmental accrediting agency for programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology and we are recognized as an accreditor by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Learn more:  This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (

Paralegal Studies Program

The Standing Committee has a 30-year history within the ABA. Its mission is to improve the American system of justice by establishing ABA standards for the education of paralegals and by promoting attorneys’ professional, effective and ethical utilization of paralegals.

Learn more: American Bar Association Paralegal Education Program Approval

Law Enforcement Academy

(CALEA®) The Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation’s purpose is to promote superior public safety training services and recognize professional excellence.

Learn more: The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

Paramedic Technology Program

The Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Learn more: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, Florida 33763, 727-210-2350,

To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, Texas 75088, 214-703-8445, Fax -214-703-8992,

Health Information Management Technology

The programmatic accrediting agency for the Health Information Management Technology program is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), an independent accrediting organization whose mission is to serve the public interest by establishing and enforcing quality Accreditation Standards for Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIM) educational programs.

The College’s accreditation for the Associate degree in Health Information Management Technology has been reaffirmed through 2028. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at

Learn more: Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).