H.R. 1758 (112th): Diploma and Accreditation Integrity Protection Act

May 05, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Timothy Bishop
Representative for New York's 1st congressional district
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May 05, 2011
8 pages
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H.R. 2234 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 04, 2013


This bill was introduced on May 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 05, 2011
Referred to Committee May 05, 2011
Full Title

To reduce and prevent the sale and use of fraudulent degrees in order to protect the integrity of valid higher education degrees that are used for Federal employment purposes.


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Diploma and Accreditation Integrity Protection Act - Prohibits any accreditor from being considered a reliable authority as to the quality of education or training offered by degree-granting institutions for any purpose related to immigration, federal employment, or any other federal activity, unless the accreditor is recognized by the Secretary of Education.
Considers only a degree from a degree-granting institution that is accredited by such an accreditor to be acceptable in situations when a degree from an institution of higher education (IHE) is required or taken into consideration for the purpose of appointing, promoting, or improving the pay of a federal employee.
Directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to define as an unfair and deceptive act or practice: (1) certain offerings of academic, professional, or occupational degrees by entities that are not IHEs or are not accredited by an accreditor recognized by the Secretary of Education, any other appropriate federal agency, or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation; or (2) the issuing of any accreditation to a degree-granting institution by an accreditor that lacks such recognition.

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