Accreditation, Approval, Licensure & Memberships

South Suburban College College has determined that its applicable programs comply with Illinois licensure requirements. We have not yet determined whether they meet licensing requirements outside of the State of Illinois. Students are encouraged to review the information about their program of interest before enrolling to determine if it meets the educational licensure requirements in their desired state. NC-SARA created a Professional Licensure Directory that may provide contact information for the licensing agencies in your home state. Contact them to gain information and guidance for licensure outside of Illinois.

South Suburban College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, telephone: 800-621-7440, web address:

The College is approved by the Illinois Community College Board, 401 East Capitol Avenue, Springfield, IL 62701-1711, telephone: 217-785-0123; the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 431 E. Adams, 2nd floor, Springfield, IL 62701, telephone: 217-782-2551; and the Illinois State Board of Education, 100 North First Street, Springfield, IL 62777, telephone: 217-782-4321.

South Suburban College has been approved to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, 3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130, Boulder, Colorado 80301, telephone:  303-848-3275.

Prior to enrolling in certain programs, students are advised to review the applicable licensure/certification procedures and requirements and state laws of the profession to ensure that they are eligible to receive a license/certification following completion of the program at South Suburban College. Eligibility for licensure may be limited by the results of a criminal background investigation.

Additionally, the following programs are accredited or approved by the agency listed:

Program Agency
Addiction Counseling Illinois Alcohol & Other Drug Addiction Counselor Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA)
Associate Degree Nursing Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) – Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR)
Coding Specialist American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) – Professional Certificate Approval Program  (PCAP)
Court Reporting National Court Reporters Association
Echocardiography Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)/Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC_CVT)
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professionals (COAEMSP)
Emergency Medical Technician Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) – Approved Only
Medical Assistant American Medical Technologist (AMT) – Approved Only
Occupational Therapy Assistant* Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association (ACOTE) and the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations (Probationary Accreditation)
Paralegal American Bar Association
Phlebotomy National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Services (NAACLS) – Approved Only
Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SPLA) Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) – Approved Only

* Denotes Probationary Accreditation