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Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School Accreditation & Licensure

Le Cordon Bleu is an accredited culinary school with several US locations. Learn more about our culinary school accreditation and licensure.

What is Accreditation and Why Does It Matter?

Accreditation is a voluntary process of peer evaluation administered by independent accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. These accreditors establish quality control standards and criteria for schools and assess their ability to meet those standards. The goal of accreditation is to enhance the educational quality of a school, to push for its academic improvement, and to assure accountability.  All culinary schools owned by CEC are institutionally accredited.

Institutional Accreditation

Each of Le Cordon Bleu institutions is accredited by accreditors recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Le Cordon Bleu College in Chicago is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, 312.263.0456 or 800.621.7440. www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org

All other Le Cordon Bleu institutions are nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and/or the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is located at 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241, www.acics.org

The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is located at 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201, www.accsc.org

Culinary School Program Accreditation and State Licensing

In addition to a school's institutional accreditation, each school or culinary college may have additional programmatic accreditation. All Le Cordon Bleu culinary schools are licensed in the states in which they operate.

ARIZONA
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). It is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, 1400 West Washington, Suite 260, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Scottsdale is also registered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 767-3388.

Additionally, the Certificate and Associate of Occupational Studies in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and the Certificate and Associate of Occupational Studies in Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie and Baking programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32905, www.acfchefs.org.

CALIFORNIA
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Sacramento, California is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and is a private institution that has approval to operate in the State of California based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009, which is effective January 1, 2010. The Act is administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, under the Department of Consumer Affairs. The Bureau can be reached at:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818,
Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
(888) 370-7589
www.bppe.ca.gov

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review the catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

Any questions a student may have regarding the catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau's internet web site www.bppe.ca.gov.

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles, California (Pasadena and Hollywood) is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and is a private institution that has approval to operate in the State of California.

This approval to operate in the State of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009, which is effective January 1, 2010. The Act is administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, under the Department of Consumer Affairs. The Bureau can be reached at:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818,
Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
(888) 370-7589
www.bppe.ca.gov

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review the catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

Any questions a student may have regarding the catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau's internet web site www.bppe.ca.gov.

The Diploma and Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts programs, as well as the Diploma and Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32905, www.acfchefs.org.

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in San Francisco, California is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, the Accrediting Commission of Career School and Colleges, and is a private institution that has approval to operate in the State of California based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) 0f 2009, which is effective January 1, 2010. The Act is administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, under the Department of Consumer Affairs. The Bureau can be reached at:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
(888) 370-7589
www.bppe.ca.gov

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review the catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

Any questions a student may have regarding the catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau's internet web site www.bppe.ca.gov.

The Certificate and the Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32905, www.acfchefs.org.

In 2011, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in San Francisco was recognized for its exemplary culinary arts program by the ACFEFAC.

FLORIDA
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando, Florida is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399.

The Associate in Science Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts program and the Associate in Science Degree in Pâtisserie and Baking program, the Diploma in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts program and the Diploma in Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie and Baking program are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32905, www.acfchefs.org

In 2008, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando was recognized for its exemplary programs by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission.

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Miami, Florida is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) as a branch campus of Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

It is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399.

The Associate in Science Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts program and the Diploma in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts program are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32905, www.acfchefs.org.

GEORGIA
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta, Georgia is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and licensed by the State of Georgia.
 
The Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts , the Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Le Cordon Bleu in Pâtisserie and Baking, the Certificate in Culinary Arts, and the Certificate in Pâtisserie and Baking programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32905, www.acfchefs.org.

ILLINOIS
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago, Illinois is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago has been granted degree and operating authority by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 431 East Adams, 2nd Floor, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1404 www.ibhe.org

The Associate of Applied Science in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and the Certificate in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation's Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32905, www.acfchefs.org, and have been granted Exemplary status.

The Associate of Applied Science in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking and the Certificate in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation's Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32905, www.acfchefs.org.

MASSACHUSETTS
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Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Boston, Massachusetts is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) as a branch campus of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale, AZ and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

It is approved to offer the Associate in Applied Science in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and Certificates in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, One Ashburton Place, Room 1401, Boston, MA 02108-1696.

MINNESOTA
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. It is licensed with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55108 and approved by the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board, 30 West Mifflin Street, P.O. Box 8696, Madison, WI 53708-8986.

The Associate in Applied Science and Certificate in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts as well as the Associate in Applied Science and Certificate in Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie and Baking programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32905, www.acfchefs.org.

MISSOURI
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in St. Louis, Missouri is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and is certified to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

The Certificate in Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie and Baking program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32905, www.acfchefs.org.

NEVADA
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) as a branch campus of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale, AZ. The School is also institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). It is licensed by the Commission on Postsecondary Education in the State of Nevada.

The Certificate and Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking, and the Certificate and Associate of Occupational Science Degree programs in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32905, www.acfchefs.org.

OREGON
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland, Oregon is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and licensed by the State of Oregon.

The school is also licensed under Chapter 28C.10RCW of the Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board and is authorized to advertise and recruit for the following programs: Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Certificate and Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie and Baking Certificate.

The Certificate and Associate of Occupational Studies Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Programs and the Certificate and Associate of Occupational Studies Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie and Baking Programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32905, www.acfchefs.org.  .

In 2013, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland was recognized for its exemplary Certificate and Associate of Occupational Studies programs in Culinary Arts and Patisserie and Baking by the ACFEFAC.

Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the School’s grievance procedure which can be found in the Catalog. The school’s grievance procedure allows for the prompt resolution of grievances. For additional state contact information, please click here.

TEXAS
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. It is approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, 101 East 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78778-0001

Austin campus student policy regarding complaints
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas 78711, (512) 427-6241, www.thecb.state.tx.us
THECB student complaint information is codified under 19 TAC §§1.110-1.120. An overview of the complaint procedure, how to submit a complaint, and the complaint form can be found by clicking here.

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and the Certificate in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32905, www.acfchefs.org.

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas in Dallas is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. It is approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, 101 East 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78778-0001

Dallas campus student policy regarding complaints
Degree Programs: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas 78711, (512) 427-6241, www.thecb.state.tx.us

THECB student complaint information is codified under 19 TAC §§1.110-1.120. An overview of the complaint procedure, how to submit a complaint, and the complaint form can be found by clicking here.

WASHINGTON
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Seattle, Washington is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and is licensed by the Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board under Chapter 28C.10 RWC and WAC 490-105.

Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the school’s grievance procedure which can be found in the catalog. The school’s grievance procedure allows for the prompt resolution of grievances. For additional state contact information, please click here.

 

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