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Dayton Campus Accreditation

Choosing an accredited school is important to your education. Accreditation signifies that the school has met certain standards of quality in education, so you can feel confident in the value of the education you receive.

Brightwood College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award diplomas and associate’s degrees.

ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS may be contacted at:

750 First Street NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002-4241

For more information on Brightwood College’s accrediting agency, please visit the ACICS web site.


  • Accredited by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools:
    State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
    30 East Broad Street
    24th Floor, Suite 2481
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
    Registration #00-09-1572T
  • The Dental assistant program is not programmatically accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
  • There is no programmatic accreditation for the Electrical Technician, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration and Pharmacy Technician programs.


  • Approved by the Professional Photographers of America to award Achievement Merits
  • The photographic technology programs are approved by:
    Ohio Board of Regents
    30 E. Broad St., 36th Floor
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
    614.466.5866 (fax)
  • The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree program is fully approved by the:
    Ohio Board of Nursing
    17 South High Street, Suite 400
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
    614.466.0388 (fax)
  • Brightwood College in Dayton's course in dental radiography is approved as an initial training course by the Ohio State Dental Board.
  • Brightwood College in Dayton is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant, alien students.
  • Brightwood College in Dayton campus is approved under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code, to train eligible persons and veterans.


The College and/or staff members hold memberships in the following professional organizations:

  • American Society of Photographers
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Career College Association
  • Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Kettering-Oakwood Chamber of Commerce
  • Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools
  • Ohio Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • Ohio Council of Private Colleges and Schools
  • Professional Photographers of America
  • Professional Photographers of Ohio