Accreditation, Associations, and State Authorizations

Regional Accreditation

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, including the Daytona Beach Campus, the Prescott Campus, and the Worldwide Campus, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.

Contact information for SACS-COC:
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097
(404) 679-4500

This information is provided to enable interested constituents to:

  1. Learn about the accreditation status of the institution
  2. File a third-party comment about the institution’s decennial review of accreditation
  3. File a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement
  4. Provide a note of exemplary service or quality standards related to the institution

Normal inquiries, such as admissions requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide Campus by contacting (800) 522-6787 or


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide has developed creative, mutually beneficial partnerships and working relationships with numerous corporations, organizations, and government entities throughout the world. Relationship models include collaboration; sharing of vision, goals and resources; physical co-location arrangements; corporate training programs; research projects; and joint ventures, to name a few. Worldwide develops corporate and organization-specific relationships to meet the needs of aviation, aerospace, and related industries.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide Campus, offers the B.S. in Aeronautics as an accredited program through the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), a nonprofit 501(c)(3 ) organization that  sets standards for all aerospace programs taught in colleges and universities around the United States and around the world.

The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Services program is Recognized by The National Fire Academy in accordance with the standards established by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model core.

Worldwide's Bachelor of Science in Emergency Services has received accreditation from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). IFSAC accredited programs have been evaluated for their course offerings, institutional support and qualified faculty through a self-study and on-site review.  

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an approved Professional Development Provider (PDP) for the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide has joined forces with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to offer an online certificate in Supply Chain Management that leads to the Air Cargo Professional (ACP) designation from IATA and a Certificate in Aviation Management that leads to the Aviation Management Professional (AvMP) designation.

The Master of Science in Project Management program is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide offers several business programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).  This achievement means that Embry-Riddles’ accredited business programs have been peer-reviewed, scrutinized, and meet the stringent requirements set forth by the ACBSP.

State Authorization

It is the policy of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to administer its educational programs both on and off campus in a manner that is fair, equitable, academically sound, and in accordance with the regulations and criteria of its governing board, accrediting association, and federal and state laws and regulations.

Review specific state authorization information.