WHC Lemoore Accreditation


West Hills College Lemoore is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949; (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at:

WHCL complies with the Commission Policy on Student and Public Complaints Against Institutions, as procedures for student grievance and public complaint are reasonable, fairly administered, and publicized to students and the public. WHCL has not had any complaints referred to the Accrediting Commission in the last six years. To file a complaint with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges visit

West Hills College Lemoore was reaffirmed accreditation by ACCJC in June 2011. The next comprehensive evaluation will take place in 2017.


Programmatic Accreditation

West Hills College Lemoore (WHCL) has several programs that undergo external evaluation and are accredited by industry-specific agencies.  Each program is noted below, along with the associated accrediting body’s name and contact information.

Administration of Justice

The Peace Officer Standards and Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

  • Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
    860 Stillwater Road, Suite 100
    West Sacramento, CA  95605


Registered Nursing

The registered nursing program is accredited by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), a division of the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

  • Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
    P.O. Box 944210
    Sacramento, CA  94244-2100
    (916) 322-3350



The paramedic program is accredited by multiple agencies at the national, state, and local levels.  The local agency is responsible for regional jurisdiction accreditation, while both state and national agencies maintain overarching accrediting responsibilities of the program. 

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL  33763
    (727) 210-2350

  • Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Professions (CoAEMSP)
    8301 Lakeview Parkway
    Suite 111-312
    Rowlett, TX  75088
    (214) 703-8445

    The West Hills College Lemoore Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
  • California Emergency Medical Services Authority (Cal-EMSA)
    10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400
    Rancho Cordova, CA  95670
    (916) 322-4336
  • Central California Emergency Medical Services Agency
    1421 Fulton Mall, 5th Floor
    P.O. Box 11867
    Fresno, CA  93775


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