SSI Art & Design was accredited in 2021 by Cognia(formerly known as AdvancED). Cognia is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits primary and secondary schools internationally including the US.
Cognia is a consolidation of three of the U.S. regional accreditation organizations; the Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools(NWAC), and the Council on Accreditation and School of Improvement of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools(SACS CASI), and the Northwest Accreditation Commission(NWAC). Cognia reportedly serves more than 36,000 institutions in 80 countries.