In accordance with the decision of the Roman Catholic Bishops of the State of Texas, each school, which is recognized by its Bishop as a Catholic school, is to be accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED).
The Texas Catholic Conference Accreditation Commission (TCCAC) was established to assist and give direction to the TCCED. Membership consists of 6 superintendents of the present 14 dioceses, 6 commissioners-at-large and two bishop members who serve as Episcopal liaisons.
The accreditation status of each Catholic school is reported to the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC), the joint association established to review and approve the principles, standards, and processes of various accrediting associations. Non-public schools accredited by a TEPSAC-approved association are recognized by the Commissioner of Education as accredited schools and will be so listed in the official Texas School Directory. This acknowledgment of accreditation ensures that student credits earned in these accredited non-public schools and teacher service in these schools are recognized for salary increment purposes in Texas public schools. The accreditation of non-public schools under this arrangement became effective on February 12, 1986. Accreditation of non-public schools directly by the Texas Education Agency ceased after May 31, 1989.