Accreditation in the United States is a peer-review process. All accreditors verify that respective members meet established standards in an area of education. AALE provides peer-review accreditation based on standards that support and recognize excellence in liberal arts learning and teaching. Programmatic accreditation is offered to liberal arts programs through the master’s level in accredited U.S. colleges and universities, and to liberal arts programs through the baccalaureate level in colleges and universities outside the U.S. Institutional accreditation is offered to PK-12 schools within the U.S.