The Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 South Prospect Avenue Suite 304, Park Ridge, IL 60068, (847) 692-7050. The Program is accredited through 2018. This accreditation permits graduates to take the National Certification Examination to obtain the CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) credential. The University of Miami is a member of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges, the U.S. Department of Education recognized regional accrediting agency and is accredited to offer degrees through the doctoral level. The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, including the Graduate Programs, is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).