College of San Mateo is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, (10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint to the Commission about one of its member institutions should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission. The Commission's Policy on Student and Public Complaints Against Institutions along with the appropriate forms can be found on the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges website. This information will assist the user in understanding the issues the Commission can and cannot address through its complaint process.
CSM’s Cosmetology Program is accredited by: California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology 2420 Del Paso Road Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95834, (800) 952-5210 Phone. Submit complaints electronically on the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology website or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org using a consumer complaint form or other written document addressed to: Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, P.O. Box 944226, Sacramento, CA 94244-2260.
Dental Assisting Program
CSM’s Dental Assisting Program is accredited by: The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678 (312) 440-2500 Phone. Complaints can be submitted on the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) website.
CSM’s Nursing Program is accredited by: California State Board of Registered Nursing, P.O. Box 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244-2100, California Board of Registered Nursing website.
Submit complaints electronically online, or fill out the form and mail or fax it to: Board of Registered Nursing, Attn: Complaint Intake, P.O. Box 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244-2100, (916) 574-7693 Fax.