Specialized Accreditation, Certification, & Approvals

 ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

ABET

Both Computer Science and Information Systems programs are accredited by Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Computer Science Program was first accredited in 2003 and the Information Systems program was accredited in 2007. ABET, Inc., is the recognized U.S. accreditor of applied science, computing, engineering, and technology programs for universities and colleges. 

 


 

 

 

American Bar Association

ABA

The Paralegal Studies program at Utah Valley University is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). The approval process is accomplished through extensive investigation of self-evaluation reports prepared by the paralegal programs as well as through on-site evaluations of program operations to verify that they operate in compliance with ABA Guidelines. Approval, granted in 2005 and again in 2012, for a period of seven years. 


 

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Federal Aviation Administration

FAA

The Aviation Science program adheres to specific guidance under the Federal Aviation Administration Regulation Part 61 for certified flight training schools. The department receives regular external reviews by the University Aviation Association with the last conducted November 2009.


 


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National Association for Developmental Education

NADE

The Writing Center at Utah Valley University received advanced certification from the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) for the years 2007-2014. The Math Lab at UVU received distinguished certification from NADE for the years 2009-2016. Academic Tutoring (Peer Tutoring) at UVU received distinguished certification from NADE for the years 2009-2016. The Basic Composition program at UVU received general certification from NADE for the years 2010-2017.  

 


  Council on Social Work Education

CSWE

The baccalaureate social work program at Utah Valley University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Accredited through June 2018.   

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

ACEN

Both the associate's and bachelor's degree programs in nursing at Utah Valley University received continuing accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly known as National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), in October 2008. This is the longest accreditation time period the ACEN awards. The next accreditation visit will be Fall 2016.

 


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Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

AACSB

The Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Initial accreditation was earned in 2007.  Accreditation extended for an additional 5 years with maintenance review scheduled for 2016-2017.  AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business schools.  

 


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International Fire Science Accreditation Congress

IFSAC

The Emergency Services programs at Utah Valley University are accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). The initial accreditation was granted in 2004 and re-accredited in 2009. An IFSAC accredited program indicates that course offerings, institutional support, and qualified faculty are working together in completing their educational mission. 



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National Collegiate Athletic Association

NCAA

As their site notes, the core purpose of NCAA is "to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount."  NCAA Self-Study 2007




  

 

National Council on Family Relations

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has approved the BA/BS in Behavioral Science - Emphasis in Family Studies program at Utah Valley University as meeting the standards and criteria required for the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation.  Program renewal date is November 2014.   


 

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American Dental Association

ADA

THe Dental Hygiene program at Utah Valley University is accredited by the American Dental Association. The last site visit was Fall 2007. Based on that visit, the program was granted accreditation without reporting requirements. The program also received eight verbal commendations during the site visit. The accrediting cycle is every seven years with the next visit scheduled for 2014. 


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Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

CAAHEP

The paramedic program at Utah Valley University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The initial accreditation was granted in 2004 and re-accredited in 2009. CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 


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National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships

NACEP

The Concurrent Enrollment program at Utah Valley University is accredited by the National Association of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. Initial accreditation was earned in 2005. Re-accredited 2012 through 2019.   

 


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Teacher Education Accreditation Council

TEAC

Utah Valley University’s Initial Licensure Program in Elementary and Secondary Education, which is designed to “empower students through knowledge, preparation, and ethics,” is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five years, from May 3, 2013 to May 3, 2020.This accreditation certifies that the forenamed professional education program has provided evidence that the program adheres to TEAC’s quality principles.