Below is more information regarding ways to protect yourself regarding online certificate and degree programs.
As mentioned in another post, always be sure to check the national and regional accreditation of a program through an established accrediting agency. Online degree and certificate programs must meet the same standards as other colleges. How do you find out information about an online college?
1) Universities should list their accreditation visibly on their websites. Verify what they have listed and where the physical headquarters is located.