Accreditation and Licensure

Institutional Accreditation

American InterContinental University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

AAQEP Association for advancing quality in Educator Preparation

American InterContinental University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The Master of Education program has been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2026.


The business programs at American InterContinental University are Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredited.

State Licensure

  • AIU is approved by the State of Georgia to operate by the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (NPEC): 2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, GA 30084-5305.
  • AIU is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education to grant degrees.
  • American InterContinental University in Houston is authorized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer degrees and courses leading to degrees in Texas. For Houston campus students only: THECB student complaint information is codified under 19 TAC§§1.110-1.120.

NC_SARAAimed at expanding distance education opportunities for students, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) is an initiative that establishes comparable national standards for the interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. AIU is approved by NC-SARA through the Arizona SARA Council.

Academic Affiliations

Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education

The AIU School of Education was proudly inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Honor Society in September 2020. KDP was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The Society also supports and advances educators throughout the phases and levels of their teaching careers. AIU represents the Alpha Kappa Iota chapter of the organization.

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

The AIU School of Education is a proud member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), a leading voice on educator preparation. AACTE represents more than 800 postsecondary institutions with educator preparation programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that assures educators are ready to teach all learners.

Classes Start November 4, 2020