St. Louis College of Health Careers Accreditations

SLCHC graduates can enter the workforce confident in their abilities, knowing they have received medical training and education that meets with nationally recognized standards of excellence. Our accredited programs are designed to prepare students for careers that are highly adaptable and relevant to the ever-changing demands placed upon allied health professionals.

Institutional Accreditation and Approvals

St. Louis College of Health Careers is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

6116 Executive Blvd., Suite 730
North Bethesda, MD 20852
(301) 291-7550

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement 

St. Louis College of Health Careers is approved by the State of Missouri to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. As of July 2019, 49 states (all but California), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have now joined NC-SARA. Therefore, if a student relocates to California prior to program completion, this may adversely impact the student’s ability to complete the program. Refer to the NC-SARA website for more information at:

Student complaints: 

  • Students with a complaint must first attempt to resolve the issue at the school by completing the school’s complaint process. Exhaustion of all informal and formal institutional processes, including both campus processes and any applicable system processes, is a prerequisite to filing any formal complaint with the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD).
  • If dissatisfied with the resolution of the school grievance process, the student may contact DHEWD by calling 800-473-6757 or emailing
  • The student will be directed to submit the complaint in writing, using a complaint form provided by the DHEWD. It may be mailed, scanned, or faxed to the department and must include supporting documentation. If there is no indication institutional remedies have been exhausted, the complaint will be returned for that purpose. Complaints that fall within the jurisdiction of the department will be investigated and resolved as appropriate by the relevant unit of the DHEWD. All parties to the complaint will be notified of its resolution.

Program Accreditations and Approvals

The Missouri State Board of Nursing has granted full approval to the Practical Nursing program (PN) and initial approval to the LPN to RN program.

Missouri State Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
(573) 751-0681

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services approves SLCHC to conduct nurse assistant training.
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
912 Wildwood
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
voice:  573-751-6400
fax: 573-751-6010

Occupational Therapy Assistant
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Effective April 22, 2023, the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at SLCHC has been granted a status of Accreditation-Inactive by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This inactive status indicates that the program is not currently enrolling new students and does not plan to enroll new students in the future until granted re-activation approval by ACOTE. While the program is on Accreditation-Inactive status, any graduates of the program will still be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
c/o American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 510E
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-6611

Physical Therapist Assistant
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at St. Louis College of Health Careers is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
3030 Potomac Ave, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22305
To contact the program/institution directly, please call (636) 529-0000 ext. 3592 or email:

Respiratory Therapy
The Respiratory Therapy – AAS (Program Number 200553) and the Bachelor of Science RRT-BSRT (Program Number 510002) both located at the county campus, hold Continuing Accreditation status by the:
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC)
264 Precision Blvd.
Telford, TN 37690
Phone: (817) 283-2835

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