Stratford Career Institute is a member of the United States Distance Learning Association, the Canadian Association of Distance Education (CADE)and the International Council for Distance Education (ICDE) It also has academic affiliations with the Housing Inspection Foundation, the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers, the Guild of Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Accountants (ICIA)and the Institute of Certified Travel Agents (ICTA) Stratford is also a member of the Better Business Bureau. Stratford Career Institute does not hold any regional or national accreditation that's recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, graduates wishing to further their education at a school other than Stratford Career Institute should check with that school to determine if their course work is transferable.
Stratford's programs are specifically designed to serve as an introduction or enhancement of the theoretical knowledge required for the vocational application of a particular subject. Stratford's programs are intended to help individuals in the furtherance of their vocational training and are not intended as a substitute for licensing or certification requirements, which may include an apprenticeship or additional training, as required by law.