Laredo College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees as well as certificates. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone (404) 679-4500, at for questions about the accreditation of Laredo College.

Approved and Accredited

Laredo College is approved or accredited by:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Excellence (HVAC)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Nurse Aide Training & Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP)
  • Texas Board of Nursing (BON)
  • Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Texas Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC)
  • The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)

Laredo College is a member of:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy Cloud Foundation
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Council on Education
  • American Welding Society
  • Association on Higher Education and Disability
  • CISCO Academy
  • Coalition of Adult Basic Education (COABE)
  • Community College Baccalaureate Association(CCBA)
  • Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN)
  • E-Commerce Council
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
  • Microsoft Academy
  • National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
  • National Council for Continuing Education and Training (NCCET)
  • National League for Nursing
  • National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)
  • Red Hat Academy
  • Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC)
  • Texas Association of Community Colleges Foundations (TACCF)
  • Texas Administrators Of Continuing Education (TACE)
  • Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE)
  • Texas Hispanic Serving Institutions Consortium (TxHSIC)

Professional Licensure/Certification

Laredo College offers multiple programs designed to lead to licensure or certification in the state of Texas. This means that, when a student graduates from a licensure program at Laredo College, the student has the minimum educational qualifications to apply for Texas licensure. For other U.S. states and territories, this may or may not be the case, as educational requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change.

Laredo College has not made a determination whether these programs will meet all of the educational requirements of all other US states or territories.

The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. The state professional licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure.

It is strongly recommended that students who are not Texas residents or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Texas contact the appropriate licensing agency or board before enrolling in an academic program designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor.

Students who intend to return or move to any state other than Texas need to review the professional licensure disclosures pertaining to their program and consult with the state professional licensing board. For more information on Professional Licensure, visit the NC-SARA Profession Licensure Resource website for a detailed discussion of what students should consider in licensure programs as well as access to the NC-SARA Professional Licensure Directory. For more iformation click here: Professional Licensure | NC-SARA