Authorization, License, Accreditation, and Membership

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies is a 501(c)3 private post-secondary institution.

State Licensure as a Degree-Granting Institution

The Cummings Graduate Institute is licensed as a degree-granting institution by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, 1740 West Adams Suite 3008, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Phone: (602) 542-5709, Fax: (602) 542-1253, www.azppse.gov or www.ppse.az.gov.

Institution Accreditation

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) is institutionally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is listed by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, Phone: (202) 234- 5100, Email: info@deac.org, https://www.deac.org

State Authorization

Cummings Graduate Institute is currently authorized, licensed, registered, exempt or not subject to approval as indicated in the following table. CGI work with states directly to ensure that authorization or licensure is necessary and that required approvals are secured. While we do monitor the laws in each state, authorization of distance education is a dynamic environment and prospective students should check Cummings Graduate Institute’s website often for updates: http://cummingsinstitute.com/state-authorization-and-accreditation/

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Alabama As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Alabama under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Alaska As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Alaska under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Arizona The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education granted Cummings Graduate Institute a Regular Degree License in July 2019. 
Arkansas As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Arkansas under the terms and provisions of SARA.
California As a private, non-profit, accredited institution, Cummings Graduate Institute is exempt according to the  California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and thus can enroll students from California. 
Colorado As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Colorado under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Connecticut As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Connecticut under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Delaware As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Delaware under the terms and provisions of SARA.
District of Columbia As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in District of Columbia under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Florida As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Florida under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Georgia As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Georgia under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Guam Cummings Graduate Institute does not have a physical presence in Guam and is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Thus Cummings Graduate Institute is in compliance for postsecondary distance education regulations and rules for the Guam.
Hawaii As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Hawaii under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Idaho As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Idaho under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Illinois As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Illinois under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Indiana As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Indiana under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Iowa As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Iowa under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Kansas As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Kansas under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Kentucky As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Kentucky under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Louisiana As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Louisiana under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Maine As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Maine under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Maryland As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Maryland under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Massachusetts As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Massachusetts under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Michigan As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Michigan under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Minnesota As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Minnesota under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Mississippi As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Mississippi under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Missouri As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Missouri under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Montana As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Montana under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Nebraska As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Nebraska under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Nevada As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Nevada under the terms and provisions of SARA.
New Hampshire As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in New Hampshire under the terms and provisions of SARA.
New Jersey As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in New Jersey under the terms and provisions of SARA.
New Mexico As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in New Mexico under the terms and provisions of SARA.
New York As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in New York under the terms and provisions of SARA.
North Carolina As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in North Carolina under the terms and provisions of SARA.
North Dakota As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in North Dakota under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Ohio As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Ohio under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Oklahoma As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Oklahoma under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Oregon As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Oregon under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Pennsylvania As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Pennsylvania under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Puerto Rico As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Puerto Rico under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Rhode Island As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Rhode Island under the terms and provisions of SARA.
South Carolina As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in South Carolina under the terms and provisions of SARA.
South Dakota As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in South Dakota under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Tennessee As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Tennessee under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Texas As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Texas under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Utah As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Utah under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Vermont As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Vermont under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Virgin Islands Cummings Graduate Institute does not have a physical presence in the Virgin Islands and is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Thus Cummings Graduate Institute is in compliance for postsecondary distance education regulations and rules for the Virgin Islands.
Virginia As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Virginia under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Washington As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Washington under the terms and provisions of SARA.
West Virginia As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in West Virginia under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Wisconsin As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Wisconsin under the terms and provisions of SARA.
Wyoming As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Cummings Graduate Institute is operating in Wyoming under the terms and provisions of SARA.

It is the student’s responsibility to understand current circumstances or special requirements in their state of residence.

Complaints

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Professional Licensure

CGI cannot confirm whether the DBH Program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in any state at this time. Students are advised to contact state licensing boards to determine whether the DBH Program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state where the student resides. Students understand that they are responsible for researching their state laws and workplace/site policies related to use of the Doctor title as a Doctor of Behavioral Health. Professional licensure is not a Cummings Graduate Institute admissions requirement. Practicing as a DBH does not require a professional license, and there is no licensure for a DBH in any state or nation at this time. 

That said, be aware of the following professional considerations before beginning the DBH Program to make sure it is the right fit for your career goals

  1. Billing for reimbursement as a clinician typically requires a professional license as a behavioral health professional license and those eligible for licensure should clarify their scope of practice with the appropriate state health professional licensure office in their state.
  2. The use of the “Doctor” title may be prohibited in certain areas. Every country, state, and employer is different when it comes to the use of the “Doctor” title. Students should research local legislation and employer practices related to the use of the “Doctor” title.

Legislation is evolving quickly. Making an informed decision means knowing the landscape of healthcare in a student’s local area.