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(Fielding’s Clinical Psychology program is accredited by the APA)


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Institutional Accreditation

Fielding Graduate University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

WASC Senior College and University Commission
985 Atlantic Avenue, Ste. 100 Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 510-748-9001
Fax: 510-748-9797


APA Accreditation

Fielding’s School of Psychology offers the only accredited clinical psychology doctoral program using a distributed delivery model. The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA Commission on Accreditation, 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002, 202.336.5979). The clinical psychology program received initial accreditation by the APA in 1991.

Continuing Education Approvals

Fielding Graduate University is approved by the following to offer continuing education:

  • American Psychological Association (Fielding Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Fielding Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.)

Complaint Process

Beginning July 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education regulations to improve the integrity of programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA), as amended (the “Program Integrity Rule”), took effect. The Program Integrity Rule requires, among other things, that each college or university authorized to offer postsecondary education in one or more States ensure access to a complaint process that will permit student consumers to address the following:

  1. Alleged violations of State consumer protection laws that include but are not limited to fraud and false advertising;
  2. Alleged violations of State laws or rules relating to the licensure of postsecondary institutions; and
  3. Complaints relating to the quality of education or other State or accreditation requirements.

Fielding Graduate University is committed to maintaining a University environment in which its members can live and work in an atmosphere of acceptance, civility and mutual respect for the rights, duties and sensibilities of each individual. Occasionally, however, complaints or concerns arise, the timely resolution of which is important to maintaining the desired University atmosphere. The University will treat each complaint or concern seriously, and attempts to resolve issues quickly and effectively using internal processes.

We urge students to utilize the methods of complaint resolution published in the university catalog. However, in the event that students believe they have been unfairly treated or have issues with the University that cannot be resolved by the methods outlined in the University’s publications, they have the right to contact our accreditation agency – (PDF), Department of Education Ombudsmen and/or various state and other governmental agencies.

State Complaint Processes

As our primary offices are based in California, a student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education using the contact information below or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet web site (

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Phone: (916) 431-6959
Toll Free: (888) 370-7589
Main Fax: (916) 263-1897

Below is a listing of state higher education regulatory information and complaint contact information for individual states if those states require such contact information be published. It should not be construed as a complete list of states/agencies regulating Fielding Graduate University.  Through the relevant agencies or Attorneys General Offices, complaints can be accepted regardless of whether Fielding Graduate University is required to be registered in that jurisdiction. Fielding Graduate University has made a reasonable effort to ensure that this list is accurate.

State Higher Education Regulatory Information

Fielding Graduate University is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 and the California Code of Regulations. The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) can be contacted at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400 Sacramento, CA 95833,, (916) 574-8200, and toll-free phone: 1-888-370-7589.
California Education Code § 94934 and California Code of Regulations § 74110 require institutions to submit an annual report to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by September 1, annually.

Connecticut students, to file out of state complaints, please contact :
Dr. Sean Seepersad, Academic Affairs and Student Services
Office of Higher Education, State of Connecticut
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 510
Hartford, CT 06103-1841
Telephone: (860) 947-1837
Email: SSeepersad@ctohe@org


Fielding Graduate University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. The MA degree in Media Psychology is not approved in the state of Minnesota.

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The Licensure Division of the University of North Carolina System Office serves as the official state entity to receive complaints concerning post-secondary institutions that are authorized to operate in North Carolina. If students are unable to resolve a complaint through the institution’s grievance procedures, they can review the North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints website to review the Student Complaint Policy and submit their complaint using the online complaint form.

For more information, call 919-962-4558 or

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina System Office
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688



In accordance with Tex. Educ. Code. §132.202, Fielding Graduate University is not regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission under this chapter. Fielding Graduate University is domiciled in California, and it is approved and regulated by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Complaints may be filed at Fielding Graduate University or by contacting the BPPE How to File a Complaint – Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Information on student complaints and grievance policy for their program/school are available here:

Student Informal Complaints Procedure – EdD and IECD

Student Informal Complaints Procedure – Clinical Psychology/RCP

Student Complaints and Grievances

TX requirements:

A school or educational institution described by Section 132.001(1)(B) shall post a conspicuous notice on the home page of its website stating:

  • that the career school or college is not regulated in Texas under this chapter;
  • the name of any regulatory agencies that approve and regulate the school’s programs in the state where the school is physically located and in which it has legal authorization to operate; and
  • how to file complaints or make other contact with applicable regulatory agencies.


WASC logo

Fielding Graduate University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

American Psychological Association (APA) logo

The doctoral program in clinical psychology is the only distributed delivery program that is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

ICF Accredited Coach Training Program

The Evidence Based Coaching Certificate program is approved as an Accredited Coach Training Program by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

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