Specialized Accreditation, Certification & Approvals

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Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

Computer Science (BS), Information Systems (BS), Information Technology (B.S.I.T), and the Computer Engineering program is accredited to September 30, 2021 by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Computer Science Program was first accredited in 2003 and the Information Systems program in 2007. ABET, Inc., is the recognized U.S. accreditor of applied science, computing, engineering, and technology programs for universities and colleges.

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

The associate, bachelor, and master degree programs in nursing at Utah Valley University are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly known as National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The next accreditation visit will be Fall 2024.

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Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

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. The next on-site continuous improvement review (5 year cycle) to occur in 2021-2022. AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business schools.

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Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation

Utah Valley University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The programs listed below have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2027. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to continue to do so.

AAQEP-Accredited Programs at Utah Valley Univerisity

  • Elementary Education - Bachelor of Science
  • Secondary Education - Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in content areas outside the School of Education (Content Secondary Teacher Education Majors: art, ASL and deaf studies, biology, business/marketing, chemistry, dance, earth science, English, French, health, history and social studies, mathematics, music, physical education, physics, Spanish, and theatre arts)
  • Special Education - Bachelor of Science
  • Secondary Education - Graduate Certificate
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College Reading & Learning Association

College Reading and Learning Association International Tutoring Training Program awarded post-secondary education tutor training certification to Utah Valley University and authorized to issue certificates to tutors meeting its CRLA- approved requirements for the following certification levels:

  • Level I Certified Tutor
  • Level II Advanced Certified Tutor
  • Level III Master Certified Tutor.
  • Academic Tutoring valid 7/31/2015 - 03/09/2022
  • Math Lab CRLA Valid 06/28/2017-12/28/2022
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Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs

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. CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The next comprehensive evaluation will occur no later than 2020.

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Commission on Dental Accreditation

The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of "approval without reporting requirements". The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The commission's web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda. The next site visit for the program is scheduled for 2021.

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Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

The Utah Valley University Intensive English Program is accredited by the Commision on English Language Programs Accreditation for the period April 2018 through April 2027.

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Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions

The Utah Valley University Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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Council on Social Work Education

At its June 2020 meeting, the Commission on Accreditation (COA) reviewed the social work program's initial accreditation self-study, site visit report, and program response to the report as the application for initial accreditation. The COA voted to order an additional year of candidacy for the master's social work program. 

The Baccalaureate social work program at Utah Valley University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Received initial accreditation June 2014 through June 2018. 

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Federal Aviation Administration (Air Agency Certificate)

The Professional Pilot Program within the School of Aviation Sciences adheres to specific guidance under Part 141 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) which provides for enhanced training quality with reduced time requirements. The program receives annual reviews by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The Air Agency Certificate issued by the FAA authorizes the School of Aviation Sciences to train students for Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Multi-Engine Ratings.

This certificate unless, canceled, suspended or revoked shall continue in effect September 30, 2018.

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International Fire Service Accreditation Congress

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. 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 Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships

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 2019 through 2025.

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National Association of Schools of Music

The Utah Valley University Department of Music received membership status to the membership to the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) in 2014 for the following degrees:

  • Associate of Science in Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Education
  • Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance
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National Collegiate Athletic Association

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."

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National Council on Family Relations

The Behavioral Science - Family Studies undergraduate program at Utah Valley University has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation. Renewal required November 2019.

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