The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, more commonly known as ABHES, is an entity that accredits any school or training program offering health sciences programs. ABHES is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and accredits private and public post-secondary schools across the United States.
This accreditation status for ABHES is different than many accrediting bodies only approved to grant specific regional accreditations. ABHES provides accreditation to schools and training that offer medical assistant, surgical technology, and medical laboratory technician programs at the certification, diploma and bachelors frequent professional development activities on allied health.
In addition to working directly with medical schools, ABHES also is recognized by several other national accrediting bodies including the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, American Medical Technicians, American Association of Medical Assistants, and the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
ABHES provides an annual National Conference on Allied Health Education that provides an opportunity for instructors and trainers to learn the latest research and development in healthcare education. Further information about the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools can be found at http://www.abhes.org/.