The New England Association of Schools and Colleges’ Commission on Technical and Career Institutions accredits member institutions to assure the public about the quality of a particular institution and to enter into a partnership with it for its self-improvement.

Accreditation is achieved by applying the Commission’s Standards of Membership through a deliberate process of voluntary self-regulation and peer review, including institutional self-study and evaluation, accompanied by Commission examination and analysis leading to accreditation at the institutional level.

The Commission’s evaluation and accreditation activities are directed to secondary and postsecondary institutions whose mission is career and technical in nature. Geographically, the Commission limits its scope to institutions in the New England States; the Commission sets no international limits. At the postsecondary level, non-degree granting institutions are currently included in the Commission’s scope. In 2003, all degree-granting postsecondary institutions accredited by CTCI began a transition to the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE). That process was completed in December 2008.