Programmatic Accreditation

Dental Hygiene, Associate in Science

The Goodwin University Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Goodwin University Dental Hygiene program has been granted accreditation status as: Approval without reporting requirements. This accreditation classification is granted to an educational program to indicate that the program achieves or exceeds the basic requirements for accreditation. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or (800) 621-8099 at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: https://www.ada.org/en/coda/accreditation.

Early Childhood Education, Associate in Science

The Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), located at 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005. Telephone (202) 232-8777 or, toll-free, (800) 424-2460.
The associate degree in Early Childhood Education and the bachelor's degree in Child Study are both approved programs for the Connecticut State Early Childhood Teaching Credential (ECTC). More information about this credential can be found on the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood website at http://www.ct.gov/oec.

Funeral Service, Associate in Science

The Funeral Service program at Goodwin University is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 (816) 233-3747. Web: www.abfse.org. This accreditation is a continuation of the Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) Associate in Applied Science - Mortuary Science program. LCNE was granted re-accreditation in April 2015 for a period of seven years. The ABFSE’s most recent accreditation decision: Accepted plan to transfer the accredited program to Goodwin University effective January 2019. Goodwin University voluntarily applied for candidacy and initial accreditation of their own program in 2019. National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at www.abfse.org. To request a printed copy of this program’s pass rates and rates, go to Goodwin University, Funeral Service program, One Riverside Drive, East Hartford CT or by e-mail at JGomes@goodwin.edu., or telephone (860) 913-2189. 

Histologic Science, Collegiate Certificate

The Histologic Science certificate program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). NAACLS is an independent nonprofit accrediting agency ensuring the quality and integrity of educational programs that prepare professionals to work in the laboratory. The address for the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences is 5600 N River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. Ph: (773) 714-8880 Fax: (773) 714-8886. Web: www.naacls.org.

Medical Assisting, Collegiate Certificate

The certificate program in Medical Assisting at Goodwin University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350, www.caahep.org.

Nursing, Associate in Science

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Goodwin University at the campus located in East Hartford, Connecticut is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.

Nursing, Bachelor of Science

The RN-to-BSN program was granted initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in February 2016, valid through December 31, 2021. The ABSN program, which was offered for the first time in Fall 2019 per CCNE is included under this initial BSN accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for Spring of 2021. For additional information, please contact CCNE at 655 K Street, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001 or call 202-887-6791. 

Occupational Therapy Assistant, Associate in Science

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Goodwin University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200 North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s Telephone Number, C/O AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA, and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. When you apply to sit for the certification exam, you will be asked to answer questions related to the topic of felony convictions. For further information on these limitations, contact NBCOT. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain licensure. Connecticut requires a license in order to practice occupational therapy and the license is based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

Program results from the National Board for Certification (NBCOT) in Occupational Therapy can be found on their website.

Respiratory Care, Associate in Science

The Respiratory Care Associate in Science program at Goodwin University, program number 200505, located at One Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT 06118 is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) located at 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244; Phone: 817-283-2835, www.coarc.com. When making inquiries, please refer to program #200505. Learn more about program outcomes such as credentialing success and job placement rates for all CoARC accredited Respiratory Care programs.

Vision Care Technology, Associate in Science

The Vision Care Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation. Debra White, Director of Accreditation, PO Box 592, Canton, NY 13617 Phone: 703.468.0566 Fax: 888.306.9036 Email: director@COAccreditation.com