Approvals & Accreditations
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
IAU is a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is a candidate for ACBSP accreditation of its business programs and for separate accreditation of its accounting program. ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s global mission is to pursue a better tomorrow by advancing and recognizing excellence in business education through continuous improvement. ACBSP’s global vision is to see every business program of quality accredited and pursuing continuous improvement. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels and the first to offer certificate accreditation. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at more than 1,200 campuses in 60 countries.
California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE)
As of July 12, 2021, IAU is recognized by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) and identified as eligible for the payment of education benefits associated with the GI Bill® by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). As an accredited institution, IAU must meet the requirements of 38 USC §3675 and 38 CFR 21.4253. ‘‘GI Bill®’’ is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
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Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
IAU is currently listed on the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) database of institutions accredited by recognized U.S. accrediting organizations. TRACS is a CHEA-recognized accrediting organization. To be “recognized” means that the accreditors in the database have been reviewed by CHEA or U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and meet the quality standards of the respective organizations.
Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs (DAPIP)
IAU is listed on the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs (DAPIP). The accreditation database is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE). DAPIP contains information reported to the U.S. Department of Education directly by recognized accrediting agencies and state approval agencies. The database reflects additional information as it is received from recognized accrediting agencies and state approval agencies. DAPIP ID: 248466
State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
IAU’s approval to operate as a private postsecondary educational institution in the State of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009, which was effective January 1, 2010. The Act is administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in this chapter. The Bureau does not endorse IAU’s programs nor does Bureau approval mean that IAU exceeds minimum standards. IAU is currently Approved by BPPE. The Approval includes the authorization to operate IAU’s Los Angeles Main Campus, which is located at 3440 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90010 and the Orange County Satellite Campus, which is located at 11277 Garden Grove Blvd., Suite 200, Garden Grove, CA 92843 and offer thirteen (13) programs through campus and distance learning. BPPE School Code#: 41500926
Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)
In March 2009 IAU received SEVP Certification. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) delegated the school certification process to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and ICE assigned this responsibility to its SEVP. SEVP Certification allows institutions to issue Forms I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” to prospective international students after admitting them for a course of study. SEVIS School Code#: LOS214F01373000
Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)
IAU is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: 434.525.9539; e-mail: email@example.com] having been awarded Accredited Status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on October 26, 2020; this status is effective for a period of five (5) years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). For more information please visit https://tracs.org/international-american-university.
U.K. National Information Centre for Qualification and Skills (UK ENIC)
IAU’s recognition by UK ENIC means that graduates may have an easier time demonstrating their qualifications when pursuing professional and educational opportunities in the UK. Every country’s education system is different, so this type of official recognition can go a long way in ensuring that a degree earned from IAU is accepted. Achieving UK equivalency recognition was a top priority because the UK has been a popular destination for IAU graduates, and IAU’s desire, as a school, is to do everything possible to prepare IAU students for success.