Idaho State Board Rule requires all public schools serving grades 9-12 to be accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), a division of AdvancED. The Idaho accreditation Council and it’s staff has provided services to Idaho schools since 1917. AdvancED Idaho is part of a network of over 30,000 public and private schools and districts in over 70 countries. By joining together, AdvancED and NWAC expand their capacity and resources to deliver accreditation and school improvement services as well as provide added support to schools committed to continuous improvement.

Schools with current accreditation are reviewed on a 5-year cycle for compliance with Standards for Quality by a trained External Review team of Idaho educators. The Idaho Council reviews accreditation compliance reports and provides accreditation status (Accredited, Accredited Under Review).

Schools seeking accreditation for the first time should visit the AdvancED Accreditation website.

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Training Resources

General Training

View the AdvancED Idaho website for the most current Professional Development opportunities.

On-site and webinar workshops are available upon request for individual continuous improvement training or technical assistance. Contact Dale Kleinert at or (888) 413-3669 ext. 5509 for more information or to schedule a session.

Idaho District Strategic Plan Training Solution

AdvancED Idaho is proud to be named as an approved school district training provider by the Idaho State Board of Education in the area of Strategic Planning. AdvancED’s Strategic Planning Solution, already used in 32,000 institutions world-wide, will provide Idaho districts with a comprehensive plan to meet and exceed the intent of legislation passed during the 2014 legislative Session and amended to include additional funding up to $4,000 during the 2015 session. In addition, the comprehensive training offered by AdvancED will have NO COST to districts after reimbursement from the Idaho State Department of Education.

Contact Dale Kleinert at or (888) 413-3669 ext. 5509 for more information or to schedule a session.