The Commission on Higher Education is the governing body covering both public and private higher education institutions as well as degree-granting programs in all tertiary educational institutions in the Philippines.
Applicant status, candidate status, member status (only member status indicates accreditation) (3 years followed by 5 years)
Self-evaluation, site visits. Team submits the report to PAASCU Commission for Medical Education. Report is then transmitted to the PAASCU Board, which makes the final decision.
The Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) is a private, voluntary, non-profit and non-stock corporation which accredits academic programs that meet commonly accepted standards of quality education.
In November 1967, the Bureau of Education (now the Department of Education) officially recognized PAASCU and endorsed its work as an accrediting agency.
* This accrediting agency is currently recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Programme for Recognition of Accreditation Agencies. This recognition by WFME does not imply that all medical schools operating in this country are currently accredited by the agency. Please refer to the accrediting agency directly for information regarding the accreditation status of specific medical schools.
[Last update: May 3, 2023]