Online school accreditation has existed for a while and there are several schools that operated in different capacities in the digital arena that have previously received accreditation. WAIE is seeking accreditation from a reviewer that represents the unified policies and procedures for accreditation and certification from North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). They comprise three of the six regionally recognized K-12 accrediting bodies and together have been accrediting institutions for 125 years.