Specialized Accreditation, Certification & Approvals

 

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)


The Computer Science (B.S.), Information Systems (B.S.), and Information Technology (B.S.I.T) are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Civil Engineering (B.S.), Computer Engineering (B.S.), Electrical Engineering (B.S.), Mechanical Engineering (B.S.), and Software Engineering (B.S.) are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Construction Management (B.S.) is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The associate, baccalaureate, and master’s programs at Utah Valley University at the West campus, located in Orem, Utah is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physicians Assistant (ARC-PA)

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Utah Valley University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Utah Valley University.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation- Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website
at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-ut-valley-u/.

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. 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 (AAQEP)

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 University

  • 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 (CRLA)

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)
  • Writing Center (valid 09/15/2017 - 02/15/2023)

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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 (CODA)

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 (CEA)

The Utah Valley University Intensive English Program is accredited by the Commission 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 (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)

 

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) (FAA)

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, 2022.

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International Fire Service 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 2019 through 2025.

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National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Utah Valley University has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 2014. The next scheduled comprehensive review is 2020-21.

  • Bachelor of Music in Performance
  • Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Associate of Science in Music

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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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