Kunming International Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. The Commission provides assistance to schools located in California, Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and East Asia.
("Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges." Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Web. June. 2015. http://www.acswasc.org/wasc/acs-wasc-overview/)

Through WASC's evaluation of institutions, WASC accreditation assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations and agencies that an institution has clearly defined objectives appropriate to education; has established conditions under which their achievement can reasonably be expected; appears in fact to be accomplishing them substantially; is so organized, staffed, and supported that it can be expected to continue to do so; and demonstrates that it meets WASC's criteria and accreditation standards. WASC encourages and supports institutional development and improvement through an institutional self-evaluation using the accreditation criteria and policies, as well as mid-cycle, follow-up, and special reports, and periodic evaluation of institutional quality by qualified peer professionals.
("Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges." Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Web. June. 2015. http://www.acswasc.org/wasc/acs-wasc-mission/)