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About Henley-Putnam


Henley-Putnam University Accreditation

Henley-Putnam National Accreditation - DETC


Henley-Putnam, a premier university for online higher education in the strategic security industry, is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) (  The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Henley-Putnam was founded in 1991. DETC first accredited Henley in January 2007. DETC is the premier accrediting authority of distance learning serving more than 100 accredited institutions worldwide including the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and U.S. Marine Corps distance training institutes. Today, over 3 million students around the globe are served by DETC member institutions.

Thousands of companies listed on the DETC website have provided tuition assistance to employees who have been students at DETC institutions. Institutions include major Fortune 500 companies such as defense contractors, technology companies, and financial institutions.


Distance Education and Training Council
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Henley-Putnam Regional Accreditation

Henley-Putnam University has applied for Eligibility from the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. WASC has reviewed the application and determined that the University is eligible to proceed with an application for Initial Accreditation. A determination of Eligibility is not a formal status with the Accrediting Commission, nor does it ensure eventual accreditation; it is a preliminary finding that the institution is potentially accreditable and can proceed within four years of its Eligibility determination to be reviewed for Initial Accreditation status with the Accrediting Commission. Questions about Eligibility may be directed to the institution or to WASC at or (510) 748-9001.

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Henley-Putnam University has been awarded full institutional approval to operate as a private degree granting institution by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Full institutional approval is the highest status awarded by the State of California. Such approval indicates compliance with minimum state standards and does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by the state or by the Bureau.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833. Students may call (916) 431-6959 or (888)370-7589 or complete a complaint form, which can be found on the bureau’s Internet site

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