Accreditation at College of San Mateo - Overview



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Hilary Goodkind, Dean, PRIE
(650) 574-6565

2019 Accreditation

CSM PRIE provides accreditation oversight as the official Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) to the . As an accredited institution, we are held to high standards. Research and analysis of best practices ensure that we offer effective instruction, programs, and governance while meeting our mission, vision, and values.

Throughout its continuous six-year review cycle, the college conducts and publishes review instruments that include: The CSM Annual Report; Annual Fiscal Report; Midterm Report, Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (ISER), and a peer evaluation.

For additional CSM reports to the ACCJC or correspondence from the Commission, please refer to the Accreditation Oversight Committee website.

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 506-0234 Phone
(415) 506-0238 Fax

Complaint Policy: Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint to the Commission about one of its member institutions should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission. The following is a link to the Commission's Policy on Student and Public Complaints Against Institutions along with the appropriate forms. This information will assist the user in understanding the issues the Commission can and cannot address through its complaint process.  

Cosmetology Program

CSM’s Cosmetology Program is accredited by:

California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
2420 Del Paso Road Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
(800) 952-7281 Phone

or by mail using a consumer complaint form or other written document addressed to:

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
P.O. Box 944226
Sacramento, CA 94244-2260

Dental Assisting Program

CSM’s Dental Assisting Program is accredited by:

The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
(312) 440-2500 Phone


Nursing Program

CSM’s Nursing Program is accredited by:

California State Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100

or fill out the form and mail or fax it to:

Board of Registered Nursing
Attn: Complaint Intake
P.O. Box 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
(916) 574-7693 Fax

Fire Academy

The regulating agency for the Fire Academy is State Fire Training (SFT) under the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).

State Fire Training
1416 9th Street
Sacramento CA 94244-2460

FIRE 797 and 787 are reviewed and accredited by Local Emergency Medical Services Authority (LEMSA) on a regular schedule through San Mateo County.
San Mateo County Health
801 Gateway Blvd, Suite 200
South San Francisco CA 94080 

ADMJ Courses

The regulating agency for some of the ADMJ courses (ADMJ 771, 775, 780, and 781) is the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training
860 Stillwater Road, Suite 100
West Sacramento CA 95605