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Accreditations and Approvals

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Institutional Accreditation

Medical Career Institute is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)*

The mailing address is 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314N, Falls Church, Virginia 22043. Phone: 703 917-9503. Website:

Cardiovascular Sonography

Programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 North 158 Clearwater. FL 33763, P: 727-210-2350,

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) is a member of CAAHEP who votes to forward a recommendation of initial, continuing, transfer of sponsorship, probation, withhold or withdrawal of accreditation.

JRC-DMS, 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043 P: 443-973-3251,


Accreditation is a voluntary process undertaken by a school to demonstrate compliance with specific standards intended to indicate a level of educational quality. There are two types of accreditations: Institutional and Programmatic. Institutional accreditation involves a comprehensive review of the entire school.  Thus, when a school in the United States is accredited, it means it has passed a set of criteria stipulated by an accrediting agency, consequently allowing eligible student’s to apply for government grants and loans. Programmatic Accreditation is achieved by the school for individual programs. Currently, State of New Jersey and many other states mandate Surgical Technicians and Sterile Processing Technicians to be credentialed.


Medical Career Institute holds programmatic accreditation for several of its programs that require this additional recognition. Programmatic accreditation provides graduates with the eligibility to sit for various highly recognized registry exams immediately upon graduation without any requirements of work experience. Programmatic Accreditation thus serves as a further indication that the program meets the highest standards of the education, and may therefore directly influence graduates with job opportunities.

Surgical Technology

Programmatically accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314N, Falls Church, Virginia 22043, 703 917-9503


Medical Career Institute is approved by the United States Department of Education and New Jersey Departments of Education and Labor and Workforce Development, Division of One Stop Coordination and Support, School Approval Unit, John Finch Plaza, Labor Building, 2nd floor, Trenton, New Jersey 08625.

The Programs offered at Medical Career Institute are approved for GI Bill® VA benefit programs.

Medical Career Institute also participates in Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and vocational rehabilitation programs. Currently, Sterile Processing Technology and Clinical Assistant programs are eligible for participation in federal Title IV Students Assistance Program.

Medical Career Institute is an approved testing site for the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) and the National Health Career Association (NHA).

As of February 17th, 2022 MCI is placed on a show cause action through its institutional accrediting agency, ABHES. This action requires the school to provide a proposed teach out plan.  The current grant of accreditation is being extended and the teach out plan is not executed.  An in-person re-accreditation visit is scheduled for May 2022 with consideration of accreditation renewal at the July 2022 Commission meeting.  

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