Recent ACOE Accreditation Actions

Notice of programs with accredited with conditions status or withdrawal of accreditation

Archive of Previous Accreditation Actions reports

March 22, 2019

At its Feb. 22-24, 2019, meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) took the following actions: (Note: Date in parenthesis is the date of the next currently scheduled evaluation visit to the programs. Depending on the outcomes of annual reports, progress reports, interim visits, substantive program changes and other significant events affecting a program, the Council may decide to schedule a full on-site evaluation visit before the original accreditation period is complete. The accreditation period is eight years for professional optometric degree and optometric residency programs and seven years for optometric technician programs.) 

Basis for ACOE Decisions

1. Initial Application 


2. Preaccreditation Actions


3. Initial Accreditation


4. Continuing Accreditation


Classification of "Accredited with Conditions" raised to "Accredited" following submission and review of progress report:

A. University of Virginia Ophthalmology Department Residency in Ocular Disease with Emphasis in Contact Lenses, which is affiliated with Indiana University School of Optometry (2026).

5. Reconsideration of Accreditation Denial


6. Withdrawal of accreditation by ACOE


7. Voluntary withdrawal of accreditation 



Accreditation manuals containing information on the ACOE's policies and procedures may be found  in the Accreditation Resources section.