Helderberg College of Higher Education is registered with the South African Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private Higher Education Institution in terms of Section 54(1)(c) of the Higher Education Act (Act No 101 of 1997) and Regulation 16(4)(a) of the Regulations for the Registration of Private Higher Education Institutions, 2002, for the programmes as indicated on Certificate No. 2001/HE08/001.
All programmes are accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE).
All qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as found on the website of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
Helderberg College of Higher Education is accredited by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA) of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities.
Helderberg College amended their name to reflect it as a Higher Education institution. The amendment Helderberg College of Higher Education was approved and became effective 9 November 2017. The College also adopted the HCHE abbreviation, and will gradually use the HCHE.AC.ZA domain as its official domain name.