Specialized Accreditation, Certification & Approvals

 

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Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

 ABET

Computer Science (BS), Information Systems (BS), Information Technology (B.S.I.T), are accredited to September 30, 2021 by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Computer Engineering program is accredited to September 30, 2017 by the Engineering 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

 ACEN

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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American Bar Association Paralegal Program

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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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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 the next on-site continuous improvement review to occur in the fifth year, 2021-2022. AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business schools. 

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College Reading & Learning Association

CRLA

College Reading and Learning Association International Tutoring Training Progam 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 levlels:

  • Level I Certified Tutor
  • Level II Advanced Certified Tutor
  • Level III Master Certified Tutor.
  • valid July 31, 2015 to July 9, 2022 
 

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Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health 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. 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

 

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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  

 

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The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation acknowledges that Utah Valley University ESL program is in compliance with the CEA standards for English Language Programs and Institutions and is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period April 2013 through April 2017.

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Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

CAEP

The School of Education at Utah Valley University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of 7 years, from spring 2013 to spring 2020. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development,  re-licensure, or other purposes. 

 

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Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions

CoAEMSP

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

CSWE

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)

FAA

The Professional Pilot Program within the College of Aviation Science 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 College of Aviation Science 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 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. 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 

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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National Association for Developmental Education Certification

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. 

 

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National Association of Schools of Music

NASM

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

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." 

 

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National Council on Family Relations

NCFR

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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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 seven 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.