Ignitia Virtual Academy Accreditation

About Cognia

Cognia is a global, nonprofit improvement organization dedicated to helping institutions and other education providers grow learners, educators, and leaders. Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment, and professional services within a framework of continuous improvement. Serving 36,000 public and private institutions from early learning through high school in more than 85 countries, Cognia brings a global perspective to advancing teaching and learning. Find out more at

Credits Transferring

Transferring previous course credit from other institutions will be evaluated and accepted at our discretion. Generally, credit granted by schools accredited through Cognia, or equivalent regional accreditation associations, will be accepted. We reserve the right to deny the transfer of credits. Credits granted from other institutions or home school instruction may be accepted but are subject to in-depth review. Students will be asked to provide an outline of the courses covered and a report of the assignments completed, and grades earned.

What is Regional Accreditation?

Regional accreditation means we have secured membership in one of the six regional associations that accredit schools in the 50 states and in many foreign countries. The six regional associations recognized as the accrediting bodies for public schools throughout the country are:

  • Northwest Accreditation Commission
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Middle States Association Secondary
  • New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Our Certificate of Accreditation

View the accreditation certificate for Ignitia Virtual Academy.