Definition of accreditation in English:



  • 1[mass noun] The action or process of officially recognizing someone as having a particular status or being qualified to perform a particular activity:

    ‘the accreditation of professionals’
    [as modifier] ‘a simple accreditation process’
    1. 1.1 Official certification that a school or course has met standards set by external regulators:
      ‘the first fully online university to receive national accreditation’
      ‘the accreditation of professional training programs in Canada’
      • ‘His interest has extended well beyond laboratory accreditation.’
      • ‘It became the first black business program to gain accreditation from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.’
      • ‘This process resulted in a five-year plan, which, in turn, helped the organization achieve accreditation in 2002.’
      • ‘We develop objectives consistent with community benefits principles and reinforce these efforts through program accreditation.’
      • ‘The program still needs accreditation from the Professional Golfers Association, which is scheduled to visit in December.’
      • ‘It has achieved the highest honor for a museum—accreditation by the American Association of Museums.’
      • ‘The accreditation of the university, in March 1999, was a shot heard round the world.’
      • ‘If the trust fails to undertake this, then it will lose accreditation for training junior doctors in obstetrics and gynecology.’
      • ‘Snowboarding now has full Olympic accreditation and is the fastest growing winter sport in the world.’
      • ‘The proficiency testing algorithm is used to detect deviations from acceptable performance that may affect the accreditation of a laboratory.’
  • 2An acknowledgement of a person's responsibility for or achievement of something:

    ‘both parties create authorship, and to make this clear I have always used joint accreditations’