Accreditation & Approvals

Accrediting Council For Continuing Education & Training

CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET). We’ve earned this validation through an evaluation of our overall mission, quality of education we provide and the reputation of our faculty. Through our accreditation, you can trust us when working to earn a quality and recognized degree. ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

California Institute of Arts & Technology works closely with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to ensure that students and consumers have access to important information. The Bureau protects students and consumers through the oversight of California's private postsecondary educational institutions by conducting qualitative reviews of educational programs and operating standards, proactively combatting unlicensed activity, impartially resolving student and consumer complaints, and conducting outreach.

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Department of Education

California Institute of Arts & Technology is approved to offer Federal Student Aid by the U.S. Department of Education. We’ll guide you step-by-step through the process of submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online to apply for federal student aid grants and loans and match you with our eligible programs. The total amount of financial aid awarded will depend on your income and need.

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U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

California Institute of Arts & Technology is approved to offer VA benefits including the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and the Yellow Ribbon Program to those who are eligible. As a military-friendly college, California Institute of Arts & Technology has dedicated staff to assist our military students in understanding each individual’s eligible tuition benefits. We work closely with VA counselors to ensure our students successful complete of our degree and certificate programs.

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Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act / Employment Development Department

Our goal is to help you land in-demand careers with our training and educational programs. Because of this, we’re able to work hand-in-hand with EDD/WIOA organizations and affiliates, and are proud to be part of the California Eligible Training Provider List. Not sure if you’re eligible for financial assistance through EDD/WIOA? Check with your local One-Stop Career Center to see if you qualify.

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General Services Administration

California Institute of Arts & Technology is a GSA approved vendor and provides training and education programs through select contracts. As a military-friendly college, we understand the importance of maintaining specific IT certifications in order to maintain your government security clearance. We offer nine different programs for active duty members and veterans, along with a combination of certifications and hands-on training that empower you to take your education to the next level.

California Department of Rehabilitation

Every student that walks through our doors needs our help in some way – whether it’s selecting the right program, managing their financial investment, or overcoming employment barriers. We believe every student should have equal opportunities to succeed in their educational journey, which is why California Institute of Arts & Technology works closely with the California Department of Rehabilitation to provide optimal accommodations for students with disabilities.

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