Accreditation is a system of assessment and external review of educational and training institutions and of professional training programs offered by those institutions.
Accreditation provides an assurance of quality to trainees and the public. In the accrediting process, the performance of educational and training units is measured against international standards. The organization that oversees external review and grants accreditation of law studies programs is the Southwestern Accreditation Council (SWAC).
Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs) that display the GCLA-accredited badge inspire confidence in prospective candidates that they are in expert hands. Accredited status is an official signifier of competence and best practice distinguishing an organization or individual from those that are not accredited. Becoming accredited provides a plethora of benefits, including: