For more than 30 years, the Colleges of Law has been accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. It is accredited as one law school with two campuses. In keeping with its mission to offer legal education that emphasizes both academic excellence and accessibility, the Colleges of Law has not sought accreditation from the American Bar Association. Additionally The Colleges of Law is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
Students who graduate from the Colleges' J.D. program are academically qualified to sit for the California Bar Examination. Students who attend the Colleges of Law, other than J.D. students admitted in the category of "special students," are not required by the State Bar to sit for the First Year Law Students' Examination.