Accreditation | Credentials


We are excited to announce that The Protocol School of Washington has been awarded another 5 year grant of accreditation with the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training ( and authorized to offer continuing education units (CEU) for our courses!   

Check out some of the glowing reviews received from the ACCET team during our on-site visits! 

The institution’s mission exceeds industry standards and establishes high expectations for success which are met by staff, faculty, and students. The institution’s staff are committed to upholding the mission and are driven by student success. Further, the mission is a vibrant, living aspect of the strategic, operational, and tactical elements ranging from strategic planning, consistent implementation of policies and procedures, to the range of services offered to students and alumni.

The Protocol School of Washington is highly responsive to the needs of all of its stakeholders (staff, facilitators, and students), regularly incorporates feedback from all stakeholders into its policies, procedures, and curriculum, thus demonstrating unconditional commitment to student success.

The institution maintains an expansive network of professional relationships which greatly helps the institution keep abreast of trends in the field of protocol, as well as in a variety of functional areas pertinent to running a successful business and school. As a result, PSOW is continuously connected to ongoing professional development trainings, knowledge sharing and opportunities for growth which ultimately helps the institution provide high-quality educational experiences for students and alumni. 

The PSOW has a sharp focus on its mission and has developed corresponding learning objectives that exceed industry standards. While there are numerous “finishing schools,” in which a student can learn the mechanics and requirements of social etiquette, the PSOW has identified a broader need to teach and develop social skills and intercultural awareness, which are vital in a rapidly globalizing, increasingly interconnected society. The programs are clear, frequently refreshed, and well designed to achieve their stated goals. 

The curriculum review process is a fully integrated process, drawing on experience of subject-matter-expert trainers, student feedback and evaluation, and oversight through internal PSOW review. Further, curriculum review is a continuous process and regularly incorporates feedback from facilitators, participants and staff following each training program’s offering. As a result, curriculum is as fresh, modern, and culturally relevant as possible, which gives participants a strategic advantage. 

The subject-matter-expert Trainers recruited and hired by PSOW have a deep personal interest in the course material and learning objectives. Facilitators are exceptionally well-qualified and bring decades of experience in protocol from multiple backgrounds (military, private sector etc.) to the classroom, which offers participants multiple perspectives on protocol, and also connects diverse participant backgrounds and levels of experience with the course materials. 

Follow-up with graduates is systematic and robust. Both in terms of evaluating satisfaction with the original program and tracking subsequent professional progress, PSOW devotes considerable resources to alumni services as well and has a high number of returning students. Additionally, participant feedback is well-documented and overwhelmingly positive which reflects the institution’s devotion to positive student outcomes and to providing high-quality, modern training in the field of protocol.

To learn more about the credibility of ACCET, click here.


The Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training ( was founded in 1974 for the purpose of improving continuing education and training and has been officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education since 1978 as a "reliable authority" as to the quality of education and training provided by the institutions we accredit. 

As the first and only nationally accredited school of its kind, the Protocol School of Washington has set the educational standard for protocol and etiquette training. As an accredited institution we continue to review, monitor, and revise our curriculum, instructional delivery, and facilitators in order to ensure the highest quality education and training. Complaint Policy available here.

The mission of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government.

The Protocol School of Washington has a Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) - Schedule 874. Through a MOBIS Schedule, GSA and PSOW can help you improve performance and accomplish mission goals through the use of specialized consulting, training services, and facilitation.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is the Commonwealth's coordinating body for higher education. SCHEV was established by the Governor and General Assembly in 1956. Then as now, their mission, is "to promote the development of an educationally and economically sound, vigorous, progressive, and coordinated system of higher education" in Virginia. Complaint policy available here.

The Protocol School of Washington received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Greater Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

The Protocol School of Washington is available through a wide variety of contracting vehicles.

Women Owned Small Business (WOSB)

Duns Number: 837698513
Cage Code: 1FXZ4
Registered with: SAM, GSA & SBA


General Services Administration:
Professional Services Schedule (PSS) Contract
PSS Training Services (SIN 874-4) | PSS Support Product (SIN 100-3)

Authorized Federal Supply Schedule Pricelist


611430 Professional and Management Development Training

611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction

611710 Educational Support Services

541611 Administrative Management Consulting Services