Accredited Online Photography Certificate Programs

NYIP offers accredited online photography certificate programs that will make you a better photographer. We are proud to be accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the New York State Education Department.

New York State Education Department

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is one of the most respected education agencies in the United States. The New York Institute of Photography is licensed under the demanding standards of NYSED, and all our programs are regularly reviewed and approved by NYSED, ensuring that we maintain the highest standards of education materials, student service and business practices. All NYIP teachers and key staff are licensed by NYSED. A full explanation of NYSED's requirements that pertain to NYIP is available in our catalog.



The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1926 that operates as an institutional accreditor of distance education institutions. Accreditation by DEAC covers all distance education activities within an institution and it provides accreditation from the secondary school level through professional doctoral degree-granting institutions. Our website is designed to be a resource for all those interested in distance education accreditation: students, faculty, administrators and the public.

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.

The DEAC reviewed the manner in which we deliver our courses, the support that we provide each and every one of our students, and accepted us as one of their accredited members. Their conclusion: the New York Institute of Photography's programs continually meet, and regularly exceed, the DEAC's exacting standards of excellence. DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure for the Public Form - NYIP.

To learn more about DEAC, visit their website here.

BBB (Better Business Bureau)

The mission of the Better Business Bureau is the advance marketplace trust. This is accomplished through a number of different actions. First, the BBB sets standards for trust and encourages businesses to adopt them. It engages with businesses and educates consumers to ensure that best practices are well-known and followed. The BBB celebrates marketplace role models and addresses substandard business behavior to create a community of trustworthiness.

The New York Institute of Photography has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau of Metro New York since 2015. The BBB reviewed NYIP's advertising and student servicing and has certified that we meet or exceed their list of best practices, meaning students can feel confident that NYIP lives up to the promises made to new students.

All of our photography certificate programs are reviewed and approved by both NYSED and DEAC. Graduates will receive NYIP’s Photography Certificate upon completion of any of our online photography classes.

Ready to learn photography? Click here to enroll in an online photography course or call 1 800-583-1736.