Accreditation is the act of granting credit or recognition, especially to an educational institution that maintains suitable standards. … If you earn a teaching certificate, then you have an accreditation to teach. Usually you’ll hear this word in relation to institutions like colleges and universities.
There are two main types of accreditation – institutional and programmatic. Institutional accreditation reviews educational institutions, while programmatic accreditation reviews specific programs within institutions. There are also two branches of institutional accreditation – regional and national.