Prescott College is a private, non-profit institution incorporated in the State of Arizona. Prescott College has the following accreditation Since 1984:


The Higher Learning Commission 
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604


Since 1997:

Association for Experiential Education
PO Box 13246
Denver, CO 80201

Prescott College has been licensed to offer degrees by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education since 1985 when the state legislature first required licensure for higher education institutions.

Prescott College is approved to offer online programs to students living in other states through the Arizona Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement since 2015.  Please note: California residents enrolled in any of our distance programs may contact the California Department of Consumer Affairs Consumer Information Center for compliance support.  

All teacher preparation programs offered by the College are evaluated by the Arizona Department of Education and approved by the Arizona State Board of Education.

1700 W. Washington St. Executive Tower Suite #300
Phoenix, AZ 85007


An Institutional Recommendation (IR) can be issued by Prescott College for teaching certification by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) if all program requirements have been met. The IR is a legal document that verifies completion of degree requirements for certification and eliminates the need for a course-by-course transcript evaluation by ADE.  Prescott College may issue IR documents for students completing teacher certification programs at the bachelors, graduate, and post-baccalaureate levels of completion.  Please review the certification program of interest for more information regarding specific program requirements in order to receive an Institutional Recommendation from Prescott College.

Arizona Residents

The Masters of Science in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health specialization meets the requirements for professional licensure in the State of Arizona and is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

All Teacher Preparation Programs at Prescott College meet the requirements for professional licensure in the State of Arizona.

Out-of-State Residents

To learn about licensure for Counseling in your state, click here. 

To learn about licensure for Teaching in your state follow the corresponding link below:  

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Special Education

Special Education Mild to Moderate

School Counseling

Education Leadership/Principalship 

Elementary Education

Secondary Education