noun 1. [ mass noun] — the action or process of officially recognizing someone as having a particular status or being qualified to perform a particular activity • the accreditation of professionals
• [as modifier]
a simple accreditation process.
2. official certification that a school or course has met standards set by external regulators • the first fully online university to receive national accreditation
• the accreditation of professional training programs in Canada.
3. an acknowledgement of a person’s responsibility for or achievement of something • both parties create authorship, and to make this clear I have always used joint accreditations.