Home of Quality Accredited™ and Accredited Class® trademark source identifiers for standards of nature, quality, extent and character of "all-things" related to:

Conformity Science and subordinate concept systems including:
Principles, Concepts and Core Processes related to:


'BlockChain'
'Crypto'

and Applications in

Government
Commerce (Industry-Finance)
Academia

Since at least as early as August 22, 2012:

The distinctive registered trademark, source identifier and global standard for conformity science and trademark source identifier "Principles of 'BlockChain'"™-based, quality managed systems, technology, services and products; including [but NOT limited to]: private equity investors and lenders, regulated and non-regulated credit intermediaries and national and international banking organizations who trade in:

  • the specialized field of digital and non-digital, secured or unsecured, non-bank, non-institutional, non-syndicated, non-regulated or regulatory exempt, free trading securities and related financial instruments; also known as Peer-to-Peer (P2P)/Private/Crypto/Secret/Shadow securities and related financial instruments (because of how they are packaged, transmitted and classified).
Source: International Peer-to-Peer (P2P) & Private Finance Association IP2PFA™ (www.ip2pfa.org)


For a full description of goods and services, please visit www.mqcc.org; the MQCC™ Money Quality Conformity Control Organization.

Definition:
The phrase Accredited Class® has one - and only one - meaning: 


Accredited Class ®  /əˈkreditid/ kls  
Trademark

  1. a federally registered trademark of Bungay International Inc., which identifies a person or entity in the business of "Brokering, Lending and securities services for mortgage and non-mortgage investments"; Used in CANADA since August 22, 2012 (Source: Canadian Intellectual Property Office), or, Legal, Security, Personal and Social Services.
  2. the entity is neither a "financial intermediary" nor deemed an "institution", especially: Bank, Credit Union, Pension/Trust Fund, Mortgage Investment Corporation or otherwise directly regulated by a federal body, namely: a Securities/Investment Commission, Financial Institutions/Services Authority or Federal Reserve Board.
  3. the person or entity must have sufficient net worth as determined by direct interview.
  4. the person or entity is represented by legal counsel.
  5. the person or entity transacts in mortgage and non-mortgage investment opportunities that are originated by companies whose business and management processes are certified to a recognized, international standard of quality management. Namely, those companies that have earned an ISO 9001:2008 or the risk-based ISO 9001:2015 (or current equivalent) - Quality Management System certification.
  6. May choose to register security in a personal name or a corporate name.
  7. Conforms to the standards, procedures, rules and regulations established by the Global Network Administrator (GNA™) MQCC (www.mqcc.org); the Money Quality Conformity Control Organization, incorporated as MortgageQuote Canada Corp. Administrator for up to 118 countries: country.mqcc.org.
  8. Formally trained (with requisite evidence of certification) matters of conformity science (www.conformity.org) and the trademark source identifier "Principles of 'BlockChain'"™-based (www.BlockChainDefinition.org), quality managed systems, technology, services and products;
  9. Acquired Distinctiveness trademark for the following classes:
    1. 045 Personal 
    2. 042 Computer, scientific and legal
    3. FOR the purpose of accreditation of organizations and individuals who are learning about and trading the subject matter of:
      1. Conformity Science
      2. The trademark source identifier "Principles of 'BlockChain'"™
      3. Applications of Conformity Science in government, commerce and academia.
  10. Before one may be registered to use, license or otherwise participate in matters related to the Accredited Class® trademark registered brand, one must compete either an:
    • Academic (scholarly) or 
      • elementary school level
      • high school level
      • University or College equivalent, undergraduate level
      • University or College equivalent, graduate level (Masters)
      • University or College equivalent, post graduate level (Ph. d.; P. Bcr.™; Post graduate research)
    • Vocational (investor-grade; functional training) 
Read scholar.mqcc.org to learn more. Education curriculum program administered by MQCC Accredited Class® Corporate University™: edu.mqcc.org, www.mqUcc.org; specifically designed to educate persons on the underlying principles, concepts, methods of applied conformity science; related to creating Accredited Class® trademark registered brand of methods and products.  





Other Usage:
  1. The entity (person or organization) is accredited by a MQCC-approved (www.mqcc.org) Government body or a non-government body to offer accreditation services or, is accredited to offer services of a financial or non-financial (scientific, technical) nature.

The MARK may only be used to express the above definition and no other definition.




To be recognized as Accredited Class® you are affirmed as being among the very best in private equity mortgage and non-mortgage investing.

Learn about the different sub-Classes.

Get Accredited:

If you fit the definition of Accredited Class® contact us to get your accreditation. Once accredited, you will be able explore both mortgage and non-mortgage investment opportunities within our Accredited Class® network of investment businesses. Email info[at]accreditedclass.com for more details.




Looking for an Accredited Class® Investor?

Finance Sector:

Mortgage Investments

Debt Instruments Only: Investment by loaning money secured by real estate.



Non-Mortgage Investments

Equity or Debt Instruments: Investment by loaning money secured by any asset other than real estate; or, by assuming an ownership (equity) interests in an investment opportunity or asset.

Debt (Non-Mortgage) investments: loans such as asset based lending, debtor-in-possession financing, rolling stock financing and equipment leasing.

Equity (Ownership) investments: accounts receivable pruchasing, venture capital investment.

For details on Non-Mortgage investors, please email us at info[at]accreditedclass.com.



Educational Services (Learning, Education and Training-LET) Sector:

Quality Accredited™ and Accredited Class® Accreditation Designation of Institutions and Programs; in up to 118+ Countries

  • Institutional Reviews
  • Programmatic Reviews

MQCC™ Accreditation team reviews the work of academic and scholarly institutions and programs by standards-based assessment of:

  • CEO
  • Executive team
  • Senior staff
  • Faculty
  • LET Curriculum 
  • LET Delivery

 



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Accreditation and Quality Assurance:

Diploma Mills and Fraud 
 

The existence of unaccredited, substandard, and fraudulent postsecondary education providers is a global phenomenon, as is the existence of unrecognized and/or fraudulent accreditors.  It is imperative that students interested in quality postsecondary education focus on institutions that are accredited by recognized national competent authorities, such as recognized accrediting agencies.  Unaccredited institutions and institutions claimed recognition by bogus accrediting agencies should be avoided.  The credits and degrees awarded by unaccredited and bogus providers are unlikely to be recognized by legitimately accredited institutions, official professional licensing authorities, recognition authorities or reputable employers. 

For recognized U.S. institutions of higher education and postsecondary career and technical schools, go to Institutions and Programs 

The following resources can help you to avoid substandard and unaccredited institutions, unrecognized accrediting bodies, and academic frauds that have been or are being investigated and prosecuted. 

 

FEDERAL INFORMATION RESOURCES

 

Diploma Mills and Accreditation is the U.S. Department of Education’s overview and guide to how to recognize fraudulent institutions and accrediting bodies. 

Scholarship Scams is the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s guide to avoiding fake offers of student financial assistance. 

GAO Reports on Diploma Mills provides links to reports on diploma mills issued by the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO), the investigation and auditing agency of the U.S. Congress that has examined how the diploma mill problem affects both U.S. citizens and the federal government. 

 

STATE INFORMATION RESOURCES

 

NOTE: Because state governments actually oversee the organization and structure of U.S. higher education, the state agencies that publish information about diploma mills and accreditation mills are very important.  Several states agencies now have the legal power to publish “negative lists” of unapproved, unaccredited, or illegal providers. 

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Guide to Unaccredited Degree-Granting Institutions provides links to information on Hawaii’s actions to combat diploma mills, including lists of providers that have recently been prosecuted. 

Maine Department of Education Degree Mills and Accreditation Mills Page provides information on Maine laws and procedures and a list of unaccredited institutions known to operate in Maine. 

Michigan List of Unaccredited Institutions and Unrecognized Accrediting Bodies is the official Michigan list of illegal providers and accreditors known to operate in that state. 

Minnesota Office of Higher Education Tips for Validating a School’s Claims provides links to information resources on state-approved institutions, fraud complaints, and related matters. 

New Jersey Statutes & Regulations Regarding Academic Degrees provides information and links to New Jersey regulations prohibiting the use of qualifications earned from institutions not accredited by a recognized accrediting agency. 

Oregon Office of Degree Authorization (ODA) provides extensive and authoritative information on diploma ills and other unaccredited institutions, state policies on regulating unaccredited institutions, as well as links to other authorities and an extensive list of diploma mills and other unaccredited and unrecognized providers.   The Oregon ODA is considered authoritative by many other states and is frequently referred to by international authorities as well. 

ODA Accreditation Page provides information and a list of accrediting agencies known to be unrecognized and/or fraudulent. 

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board List of Illegal Institutions and Degrees provides a directory of unrecognized and fraudulent institutions know to operate in Texas. 

Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board Degree Authorization Page provides information on how institutions and programs are approved, how to avoid diploma mills, and links to state directories and authorities. 

Wisconsin Education Approval Board Resources Page provides extensive information on recognized institutions, fraudulent academic credentials,  diploma mills, and the legal process for approving a postsecondary education provider. 

 

INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION RESOURCES

 

Both UNESCO and the Council of Europe (COE) have suffered due to diploma mill and accreditation mill websites claiming that these international organizations recognize institutions or accrediting bodies.  International organizations have no authority to do this, and mere affiliation with such an organization does not in any way confer educational status or recognition.  Neither UNESCO nor the Council of Europe accredit or recognize institutions of higher education, nor do they recognize or approve accrediting agencies. 

UNESCO Disclaimer

Council of Europe (COE) Disclaimer  

In addition, several countries have published official warnings and/or lists of unrecognized providers operating in their territory.  These include: 

Australian Government Fake Degrees and Unaccredited Providers Alert

Indian University Grants Commission (UGC) Fake University Alerts

Netherlands Center for Information on Diploma Mills (CIDM)

Avoiding Bogus Degrees (UK) 

 

OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES

 

CHEA Degree Mills Page provides information and resources on diploma (degree) mills from the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 

EAIE Diploma Mills Presentation is a useful guide to resources as well as what to look for in diploma mill websites and advertising, by Ann M. Koenig and various U.S. experts on academic fraud.  Presented at the EAIE annual conference in Basel, Switzerland, 2006. 

Dr. John Bear’s Guide on Degree.Net is a detailed introduction to distance learning and the problem of distance learning fraud by one of the leading private authorities on academic fraud and distance education. 

Buying a PhD from a University that Doesn’t Exist is a detailed analysis of the fakery involved in sample online diploma mill claims by Dr. George Gollin, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor of physics. 
 
 

See also: School-Level Accreditation

            Other Quality Assurance Provisions 

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