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Accreditation and Memberships

1. VIU is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award certificates, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. ACICS is listed as a national accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
ACICS logo ACICS
750 First Street, NE,
Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002
http://www.acics.org

2. VIU’s accreditation through ACICS has automatically entitled VIU to be recognized by the US Department of Education.
U.S. Department of Education logo Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20002
http://www.ed.gov

3. VIU’s accreditation through ACICS has automatically entitled VIU to be recognized the Council for Higher EducationAccreditation (CHEA).
CHEA logo One Dupont Circle NW,
Suite 510
Washington DC 20036-1135
http://www.chea.org

4. VIU is certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).
State Council for Higher Education for Virginia 101 N. 14TH St.
James Monroe Bldg.
Richmond, VA 23219
Tel: (804) 225-2600 Fax: (804) 225-2604
http://www.schev.edu

5. VIU is authorized by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to enroll non-immigrant students.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement logo 500 12th St., SW
Washington, D.C. 20536
http://www.ice.gov

6. VIU has been authorized to offer Federal Student Aid to those who qualify by the US Department of Education.
Federal Student Aid logo Department of Education
830 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20202
www.fsa.ed.gov
7. VIU has been approved for the training and education of veterans by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services.
Virginia Department of Veterans Services logo Office of the Commissioner
900 East Main Street
Richmond VA 23219
http://www.dvs.virginia.gov

8. VIU is a member of the American Council on Education (ACE).
American Council on Education logo One Dupont Circle NW
Washington, DC 20036-1193
http://www.acenet.edu

9 VIU is a member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council.
Northern Virginia Technology Council logo 2214 Rock Hill Road, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20170
http://www.nvtc.org

10. VIU is a member of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce logo 7900 Westpark Drive
Suite A550
Tysons Corner, VA. 22102
http://www.novachamber.org/

11. VIU is a member of the EMC Academic Alliance.
EMC Academic Alliance logo 176 South Street,
Hopkinton, MA 01748
http://education.emc.com/academicalliance

12. VIU is a member of the IBM Academic Initiative.
IBM Academic Initiative logo 1 New Orchard Road
Armonk, NY 10504
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/university/academicinitiative/

13. VIU’s School of Education is a liaison chapter for Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education.
Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education logo

3707 Woodview Trace
Indianapolis, IN 46268-1158
http://www.kdp.org/

14. VIU’s School of Business is an Educational Member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
IACBE logo 11374 Strang Line Road Lenexa,
Kansas
66215 USA
www.iacbe.org

15. VIU is a member of the International Association of Universities.
  International Association of Universities logo UNESCO House
1, rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15
www.iau-aiu.net

16. VIU is approved as Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) by Project Management Institute (PMI)®
  Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) by Project Management Institute (PMI)® 14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square,
PA 19073-3299 USA
www.PMI.org

17. VIU is a member of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).
   Online Learning Consortium PO Box 1238
Newburyport, MA
01950-8238
www.ssl.onlinelearningconsortium.org/
18. VIU is a member of the Global Universities In Distance Education (Guide) Association.
Global Universities In Distance Education (Guide) Association logo Via Gregorio VII, 414
00165, Rome – Italy
www.guideassociation.org
19. VIU is a member of UPCEA.
UPCEA logo One Dupont Circle, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036
www.upcea.edu/
20. VIU is a member of WCET.
WCET 3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301-2204
wcet.wiche.edu