- Eligibility for Federal Financial Aid.
- Ability to Transfer Credits: Accreditation provides a basis for transfer of college credits within the U.S.
- Ability to enroll in Graduate education: If your undergraduate degree was earned at an unaccredited institution you run the risk that the graduate school in which you would like to enroll will not accept your degree.
http://www.hicareers.com/Toolbox/recognition.aspx (ahima/ Health information careers)
So if you are looking for a Certificate program, accreditation is irrelevant.