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ProTrain Recommended for a 10-year Accreditation

On 2-4 August 2021, ProTrain ( hosted a team of evaluators Dr. Glen Mort, Vice President of Accreditation from the prestigious Middle States Association Commission of Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), a national accreditation body. The purpose of this 3-day virtual visit was to perform a total assessment of ProTrain’s business operations, training development and delivery, program content, and student support as a virtual vocational-technical school. Dr. Glen Mort, Middle States Vice President chaired a 5-person peer review team that reviewed and included verification of all supporting documentation, as well as extensive interviews with representatives from ProTrain’s senior leadership, staff, faculty, students, and multiple stakeholders. MSA-CESS reviews and interviews focused on the 12 Reflection Standards of Quality the 12 programs ProTrain put forward for accreditation review. 

ProTrain is honored to announce that Dr. Mort and the MSA-CESS assessment team after the 3-day virtual evaluation announced that they are recommending ProTrain for a full 10-year institutional accreditation. ProTrain’s virtual assessment visit and accreditation recommendation result from a yearlong self-study process involving staff, faculty, students, and ProTrain’s collaboration with numerous stakeholders representing students, employers, and national partnerships certification organizations (i.e., CompTIA, AMCA, NHA, HRCI). Being recommended for accreditation is the first of a multi-step process of checks and balances that will take place over the next 60 days, culminating with ProTrain being presented before the Middle States Association Commission on Secondary Schools in early October 2021.

As a Small Woman Owned virtual vocational training school, ProTrain not only partners with over 250 colleges, universities, and community colleges, and several corporate business clients, ProTrain has now positioned itself to be the First and Only virtual training content provider to be awarded the revered Institutionally Nationally Accredited designation as recognized by the United States Department of Education. This would make ProTrain the first 3rd party content provider to achieve this coveted status in the nation.

A virtual vocational-technical school, headquartered out of Raleigh, NC, ProTrain, LLC, is dedicated to quality educational services at an affordable cost, in the classroom or online, ensuring success in the workforce through the active engagement of direct relationships with our students, corporations, non-profits, federal and state agencies, higher education, and the military community throughout the United States and internationally. ProTrain is about “Education to Employment” to assist the student population in gaining employment, or developing stackable skill sets to further their career.

With members from more than 115 countries, and an unparalleled 130+ year history of excellence in education, the Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association accredit early childhood through post-secondary, non-degree granting public, private, faith-based educational institutions including special purpose schools, and learning services providers. ProTrain is proud to be a member of this prestigious international organization known the world over as “the gold standard in school accreditation”.

Colleges, Universities Community Colleges, and business partners utilizing ProTrain’s training programs can be certain that their students are being provided with the highest level of academic and career support that meets exacting standards. For more information about the accreditation process please contact ProTrain’s CEO/ President Betty L. Gardner at or ProTrain’s COO Kevin Smith at and for Training Institutions and Corporate Businesses wishing to learn more about utilizing  ProTrain’s quality programs to support their students, please contact Kayla Oelbracht, Business Development Manager at


About ProTrain

ProTrain, an NC licensed proprietary school, is an affordable solution for students seeking to prepare for an in-demand career that will help move them and America forward to achieve the goal of Education 2 Employment! With learning modalities such as Self-Paced Online, In Classroom, and Live Online, students can achieve success in a way that best suits their needs. Founded in 2004, ProTrain offers quality training that meets local, regional, and national requirements. ProTrain provides a continuing education turnkey solution and partnership opportunities for institutions of higher learning to provide programs to various verticals such as Military Tuition Assistance (TA), Military Spouses (MyCAA), Wounded Warriors, Veterans, Unemployed (WIOA), Corporate and Individuals.

About Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS)

Based in Philadelphia, the Middle States Association is the worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. For over 130 years, Middle States has been helping school leaders establish and reach their goals, develop strategic plans, promote staff development, and advance student achievement. With more than 2,500 accredited schools and school systems in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and in over 110 countries, MSA-CESS is proud of its continuing legacy and its ongoing innovations to meet the challenges of improving education in the 21st century. For more information visit