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Accreditation & Registration

Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC 20036

Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Abraham Lincoln University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission ( The Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Accrediting Commission is a charter member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the leading non-governmental recognition for accrediting associations. A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations, including many notable distance learning degree programs such as our own.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

ALU is a recognized CHEA member institution. CHEA is comprised of an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and serves as a national voice for voluntary accreditation and quality assurance to the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Education.

Online Law Schools Justice

The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

845 S. Figueroa St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90017-2515 

Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) of the State Bar of California

Our online law degree program is registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) of the State Bar of California as an unaccredited distance learning law school. ALU’s authority to grant a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, which qualifies graduates to take the California Bar Examination and obtain admission to the practice of law in California, is through the Committee of Bar Examiners. ALU students must pass the First-Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSX) at the end of the first year of law school study. For additional information regarding the law school, including bar passage rates and the Business & Professions Code Section 6061.7(a) Information Report, please visit ALU’s Consumer Information page. 

Those who are enrolled in our online law degree program must register as students with the State Bar of California. Registration requires the completion of a form directly on the State Bar’s official website,, as well as payment of a registration fee. The registration form must be completed accurately under penalty of perjury. Potential students of the online law degree program may contact the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California.

Approval as an Out-of-State Distance Learning Institution

ALU provides a list of its approvals in state jurisdictions other than California.

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

The programs, with the exception of the Juris Doctor degree program, offered by Abraham Lincoln University, a private institution, have been licensed by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) by institutional license through accreditation.

The Juris Doctor distance learning degree offered by Abraham Lincoln University is considered exempt by BPPE and is instead under the jurisdiction of the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California (CBE).

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review the catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. Questions or concerns about this institution which have not been satisfactorily answered or resolved by the school may be directed to the Bureau. A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau by calling toll-free 888.370.7589, local 916.431.6959 and fax 916.263.1897, or by completing a complaint form which may be obtained at

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Physical Address:
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, S-400
Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 980818
W. Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

BPPE disclosures are accessible on the ALU Consumer Information page.

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