Calwest University is an exempt institution pursuant to Section 94874 (b) of the California Education Code; Title 5, as it is an institution offering educational programs sponsored by a bona fide professional organization, solely for that organization's membership; and Section 94874 (d) (2) (c) as an institution offering continuing education if the institution or the program is approved, certified, or sponsored by a bona fide professional organization.
Calwest University is an approved organization of the Australian Education Credentials Standards Agency (AECSA) [www.unidegree.com] which is a non-profit organization set up to investigate and categorize the educational standards of universities and professional organizations around the world. Over the years it has investigated over 1,000 universities and professional bodies internationally, and lists all who meet its high certification standards as “approved” organizations. Please note that AECSA is not an accrediting agency, and its approval of Calwest University programs should not be taken in any way as Calwest having accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Calwest's ability to grant degrees (Please Read Prior to Registering as a Student)
- Calwest University is registered in the State of California, as a Corporation.
- The ability for a Corporation to grant Legal degrees is governed by the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (also called the California Education Code) in the State of California.
- As the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) is a bona fide professional organization, and the degrees are offered ONLY to its members, it is classified as an “Exempt Institution”; i.e. it is exempt from requiring a license.
- ‘Accreditation’ is a very USA centric concept. Many overseas students do not understand that ‘Accreditation’ is not given by the USA Government, but by Private Regional Accreditation bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Being “accredited” in the USA means that a university’s students can have their studies recognized for credit by other universities in the USA; and get certain Federal jobs and Federal loans to undertake their studies. Many universities in the USA do not seek “Accreditation”.
- Calwest will not seek “USA Accreditation’ as most of its students (99%) are drawn from overseas countries where USA accreditation is not a requirement for jobs, etc.