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What does Wisconsin EAB Approval mean?
  • In Wisconsin, the Educational Approval Board (EAB) is the agency charged with overseeing and approving all postsecondary institutions serving veterans, for-profit postsecondary schools, out-of-state nonprofit colleges and instate nonprofit training institutions. EAB's purpose is consumer protection and the assurance that students get quality programs in schools that are held to firm programmatic and operational standards.
  • Any school in Wisconsin that is not religious, only for professional development or provided by an employer for employees, must be EAB approved before advertising or conducting classes. Unapproved schools are breaking Wisconsin law. An unapproved school is subject to fines and other penalties.
  • Schools seeking approval from EAB undergo a rigorous approval process. In addition to evaluating school approval applications, staff evaluates program and teaching location applications, advertising, enrollment and school catalog documents, refund policies and financial statements. Approval is granted after a school has submitted all required information and forms and the school is in compliance with state law.
  • Staff visits approved schools annually. While staff must monitor schools for compliance with state law, the primary function of the site visit is to assist the institution in strengthening its capacity to improve its internal processes, feedback loops and evaluation systems.
What does Wisconsin EAB Approval mean?
  • In Wisconsin, EAB is the agency charged with overseeing and approving all postsecondary institutions serving veterans, for-profit postsecondary schools, out-of-state nonprofit colleges and instate nonprofit training institutions. EAB's purpose is consumer protection and the assurance that students get quality programs in schools that are held to firm programmatic and operational standards.
  • Any school in Wisconsin that is not for religious education, is only for professional development or is provided by an employer for employees, must be EAB approved before advertising it's programs or conducting classes. Unapproved schools are breaking Wisconsin law. An unapproved school is subject to fines and other penalties.
  • Schools seeking approval from EAB undergo a rigorous approval process. In addition to evaluating school approval applications, staff evaluates program and teaching location applications, advertising, enrollment and school catalog documents, refund policies and financial statements. Approval is granted after a school has submitted all required information and forms and the school is in compliance with state law.
  • EAB staff visits its approved schools annually. While staff must monitor schools for compliance with state law, the primary function of the site visit is to assist the institution in strengthening its capacity to improve its internal processes, feedback loops and evaluation systems.
What does being accredited mean?
  • Accreditation is the granting of public recognition to a school, university or course of study that meets certain established standards and qualifications. It provides a professional judgment regarding the quality of the schools or programs, while also encouraging continual improvement. The practice of accreditation arose in the United States as a means of conducting nongovernmental, peer evaluation of educational institutions and programs. Private educational associations of regional or national scope have adopted criteria reflecting the qualities of a sound educational program and have developed procedures for evaluating institutions or programs to determine whether or not they are operating at basic levels of quality.
  • A significant purpose of accreditation is to enable students to transfer from one accredited institution to another. However, accreditation does not provide automatic acceptance by an institution of credit earned at another institution, nor does it give assurance of acceptance of graduates by employers.
  • Financial aid, from government and private sources, is awarded only to students who attend recognized or accredited institutions, with more than 300 students per year.
Is Oak Tree Massage School EAB approved and accredited?
  • We are a Wisconsin EAB approved school.
  • We are not yet accredited. The accreditation process can take up to two years. Oak Tree Massage School intends to become accredited by 2019.