Capital Community College is accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education and The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) formerly called the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc ., through the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, a non-governmental, nationally-recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction.Accreditation of an institution by the NECHE indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process . An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the NECHE is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by the NECHE should be directed to the administrative staff at the College . Individuals may also contact: The New England Commission of Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514, (Telephone: 781-425-7785.)

Six programs of study offered by Capital Community College have been awarded national accreditation. The Associate Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission in Education for Nursing (ACEN) and is approved by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing with the consent of the Commissioner.

The Paramedic Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The Radiologic Technology Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The degree program in Medical Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The Laboratory School of the Early Childhood Education Program is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The Early Childhood Education Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).


The Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) at Capital Community College, Gateway Community College, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Norwalk Community College, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, and Three Rivers Community College meet the state education requirements for a Registered Nurse license in the state of Connecticut.

The CT-CCNP has not determined if the associate degree registered nurse program meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.  Applicants should investigate licensure requirements prior to accepting an offer of admission to any CT CCNP program.

The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. Students who intend to seek licensure in any state other than Connecticut need to consult with the state professional licensing board.  The state professional licensing boards make the decision on whether an individual is eligible for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure.

Websites for each State Regulatory Agency for Nursing can be found at this link:


After successful completion of the Paramedic Studies AS or Certificate program at Capital, graduates must take and pass the Cognitive Exam and the Psychomotor Exam from the National Registry of EMTs in order to become a licensed paramedic in Connecticut.  This exam process is used by 40 states in the nation.  Many of these states allow reciprocity between each other.  Once both of these conditions are met, the student may apply (and pay) to obtain a license from the state within which they would like to practice.

As per U.S. Department of Education regulation 34CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), the Capital Community College Paramedic Program is required to identify the states and jurisdictions where its curriculum meets the educational requirements for professional licensure.

Please refer to the chart below for State Eligibility for Licensure upon successful completion of the Cognitive Exam and the Psychomotor Exam from the National Registry of EMTs.

State Accept National Registry exam for licensure
Alabama Yes
Alaska Yes
Arizona Yes
Arkansas Yes
California Yes
Colorado Yes
Connecticut Yes
Delaware Yes
Florida Yes
Georgia Yes
Hawaii Yes
Idaho Yes
Illinois Reciprocity- Allowed to take State exam with Registry
Indiana Yes
Iowa Yes
Kansas Yes
Kentucky Yes
Louisiana Yes
Maine Yes
Maryland Yes
Massachusetts Yes
Michigan Yes
Minnesota Yes
Mississippi Yes
Missouri Yes
Montana Reciprocity- Allowed to take State exam with Registry
Nebraska Yes
Nevada Yes
New Hampshire Yes
New Jersey Yes
New Mexico Yes
New York Reciprocity- Allowed to take State exam with Registry
North Carolina Reciprocity- Allowed to take State exam with Registry
North Dakota Yes
Ohio Yes
Oklahoma Yes
Oregon Yes
Pennsylvania Yes
Rhode Island Yes
South Carolina Yes
South Dakota Yes
Tennessee Yes
Texas Yes
Utah Yes
Vermont Yes
Virginia Yes
Washington Yes
West Virginia Yes
Wisconsin Yes
Wyoming Yes

Disclaimer: This information has been gathered from a variety of sources. Although every effort has been made to provide complete, accurate and up-to-date information, Capital Community College (CCC) makes no warranties, express or implied, or representations as to the accuracy or reliability of this information. The information is fluid and evolving. CCC assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this information.