The Committee on Technical and Career Institutions (CTCI) 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 Committee's Standards of Membership through a deliberate process of voluntary self-regulation and peer review, including institutional self-study and evaluation, accompanied by Committee examination and analysis leading to accreditation at the institutional level.
The Committee’s evaluation and accreditation activities are directed to secondary and postsecondary institutions whose mission is career and technical in nature. Geographically, the Committee limits its scope to institutions in the New England States; the Committee sets no international limits. At the postsecondary level, non-degree granting institutions are currently included in the Committee’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.