Helms College, located in Macon and Augusta Georgia
Licensing & Accreditation
Helms College and its culinary programs (Helms College's Polly's Hospitality Institute in Macon and the Augusta School of Hospitality) are licensed by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) and nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET). The ACCET organization is officially recognized by the U.S.. Department of Education as a "reliable authority" as to the quality of education and training provided by the institutions they accredit. In 1998, ACCET became the only recognized accrediting agency to be certified as an ISO 9001:2008-Quality Management System, under the international standards established by the International Organization for Standardization, and continues to hold that unique status.
Accreditation serves the interests of companies, agencies, and the public through the establishment of standards, policies, and procedures in conjunction with an objective third-party professional evaluation designed to identify and inspire sound education and training practices. When such a process is matched by an institution's commitment to high standards and accountability, a partnership for quality becomes reality.