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Institutional & Specialized Accreditations, Affiliations, and State Authorizations

Institutional Accreditations:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate levels. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

2022 SACSCOC Reaffirmation Letter

Please note that the SACSCOC institutional accreditation extends to all Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University off-campus instructional sites, including Prescott and Worldwide, with its affiliated locations.

Daytona Beach Campus Specialized Accreditations:

Aviation

The Ph.D. degree program in Aviation, the master’s degree program in Aviation, the bachelor's degree programs in Aeronautical Science (Professional Pilot), Aeronautics, Air Traffic Management, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems, and the bachelor and associate degree programs in Aviation Maintenance Science are accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), 115 S. 8th Street, Suite 102 Opelika, AL 36801 Telephone: 334-748-9359;  https://www.aabi.aero/accreditation/accredited-programs/
The BS in Aerospace and Occupational Safety degree program is accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Telephone: 410-347-7700; https://www.abet.org/about-abet/

Aviation Maintenance:

The certificate programs in Aviation Maintenance Technology (airframe, power plant, and airframe and power plant) are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Aviation Flight:

Certificate programs in Flight (private, commercial, instrument, multi-engine, flight instructor, and instrument flight instructor ratings) and Flight Dispatch are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

Business

The Master of Business Administration program, the Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management, the Master of Science in Aviation Finance, the bachelor degree program in Business Administration, majors in Management, Marketing, and Accounting and Finance, and the bachelor degree program in Aviation Business Administration, majors in Air Transportation and Supply Chain Management in Aviation and Aerospace, are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS, 66213; Telephone: 913-339-9356; https://www.acbsp.org/.

The BS in Aviation Business Administration program has dual accreditation by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), 115 S. 8th Street, Suite 102 Opelika, AL 36801 Telephone: 334-748-9359; https://www.aabi.aero/accreditation/accredited-programs/.

Engineering

The Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under General Criteria and the Aerospace, Safety, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Electronics, Engineering Physics, Mechanical, and Software Engineering Programs Criteria.

The Aerospace and Occupational Safety (B.S.) program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under General Criteria and the Aerospace, Safety, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Electronics, Engineering Physics, Mechanical, and Software Engineering Programs Criteria.

The Civil Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under General Criteria and the Aerospace, Safety, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Electronics, Engineering Physics, Mechanical, and Software Engineering Programs Criteria.

The Computer Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under General Criteria and the Aerospace, Safety, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Electronics, Engineering Physics, Mechanical, and Software Engineering Programs Criteria.

The Electrical Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under General Criteria and the Aerospace, Safety, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Electronics, Engineering Physics, Mechanical, and Software Engineering Programs Criteria.

The Engineering Physics (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under General Criteria and the Aerospace, Safety, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Electronics, Engineering Physics, Mechanical, and Software Engineering Programs Criteria.

The Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under General Criteria and the Aerospace, Safety, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Electronics, Engineering Physics, Mechanical, and Software Engineering Programs Criteria.

The Software Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under General Criteria and the Aerospace, Safety, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Electronics, Engineering Physics, Mechanical, and Software Engineering Programs Criteria.

The bachelor of science degree program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org/, and under General Criteria and the Computer Science Program Criteria.

***For a full ABET declaration statement, please see specific programs.

English Language Institute

The Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University Embry‑Riddle Language Institute (ERLI) is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2021 through August 2031 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.

Human Factors Psychology 

The master’s degree in Human Factors and the Ph.D. degree in Human Factors are accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society. https://www.hfes.org/home; 2001 K Street NW, 3rd Floor North, Washington, DC 20006. P: (202) 367-1114.

Prescott Campus Specialized Accreditations:

Aviation

The bachelor's degree programs in Aeronautical Science/Fixed Wing and Aviation Business Administration and the master’s degree in Safety Science are accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), 115 S. 8th Street, Suite 102 Opelika, AL 36801 Telephone: 334-748-9359; https://www.aabi.aero/accreditation/accredited-programs/.

Aviation Flight:

Certificate programs in Flight (private, commercial, instrument, multi-engine, flight instructor, and instrument flight instructor ratings) and Flight Dispatch are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

Business

The bachelor's degree programs in Global Business and Supply Chain Management, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, Aviation Business Administration with four concentrations (Airport and Airline Management, Management, Flight Operations, and Supply Chain Management in Aviation and Aerospace) and Business Administration with a concentration in Management are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS, 66213; Telephone: 913-339-9356; https://www.acbsp.org/.

Engineering

The Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Aerospace and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

The Computer Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

The Electrical Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

The Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

The Software Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Software and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

***For a full ABET declaration statement, please see the specific program.

Security and Intelligence

The bachelor of science degree program in Cyber Intelligence and Security is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, https://www.abet.org/, and under the General Criteria and the Cybersecurity Program Criteria.

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program and have designated Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus as an NSA/DHS CAE-CD institution with its degree programs in Cyber Intelligence and Security meeting their stringent criteria. See more detailed information at: https://www.nsa.gov/resources/students-educators/centers-academic-excellence/.

***For a full ABET declaration statement, please see the specific program.

Worldwide Campus Specialized Accreditations:

Aeronautics

The bachelor's degree program in Aeronautics is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), 115 S. 8th Street, Suite 102 Opelika, AL 36801 Telephone: 334-748-9359; https://www.aabi.aero/accreditation/accredited-programs/.

The bachelor’s and master’s degrees of science in Aeronautics are also recognized by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ, United Kingdom T: +44 (0)20 7670 4300; https://www.aerosociety.com/.

Business

The associate’s degree programs in Aviation Business Administration and in Technical Management, the bachelor’s degree programs in Aviation Business Administration and in Technical Management, and the master’s degree programs in Business Administration in Aviation, and in Management are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS, 66213; Telephone: 913-339-9356; https://www.acbsp.org.

The master’s degree in Business Administration in Aviation is also recognized by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ, United Kingdom T: +44 (0)20 7670 4300; https://www.aerosociety.com/

Emergency Services

The bachelor's degree program in Emergency Services is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), 1812 West Tyler Avenue, Stillwater, OK, 74078; Telephone: 405-744-8303; E-mail: admin@ifsac.org, Web: https://ifsac.org/about.

It is also recognized by the National Fire Academy in accordance with the standards established by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education model core curriculum under the U.S. Fire Administration, 16825 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD, 21727; Telephone: 800-238-3358, 301-447-1000; www.usfa.fema.gov.

Engineering

The bachelor of science degree program in Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,  https://www.abet.org/, under the General Criteria and Engineering Technology Program Criteria.

The associate of science degree program in Engineering Fundamentals is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,  https://www.abet.org/, under the General Criteria.

The bachelor of science degree program in Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org/, under the General Criteria.

***For a full ABET declaration statement, please see the specific program.

Homeland Security

The bachelor's degree program in Homeland Security is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Emergency Management & Homeland Security Education (CAEMHSE), 1589 Skeet Club Road, Suite 102-109, High Point, NC 27265; www.caemhse.education.

Human Factors

The Master of Science in Human Factors is recognized by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ, United Kingdom T: +44 (0)20 7670 4300; www.aerosociety.com.

Interdisciplinary Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies is recognized by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ, United Kingdom T: +44 (0)20 7670 4300; www.aerosociety.com.

Occupational Safety

The master's degree program in Occupational Safety Management is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,  https://www.abet.org/, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for Safety and Similarly Named Programs.

***For a full ABET declaration statement, please see the specific program.

Project Management

The Bachelor of Science in Project Management, the Master of Science in Project Management, and the Master of Science in Engineering Management, with the Project Management Certificate, are accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), 14 Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA, 19073; Telephone: 610-355-1601; https://www.pmi.org/global-accreditation-center/directory/embry-riddle-aeronautical-university.

Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems

The Bachelor of Science in Uncrewed Systems Applications is recognized by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ, United Kingdom T: +44 (0)20 7670 4300; www.aerosociety.com.

Singapore Accreditation:

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ERAU Affiliations:

  • Developed by the Association of Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the Trusted Operator Program* (TOP) provides an industry certification that demonstrates your knowledge, skills, and abilities as a professional uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) pilot. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide is certified to deliver all AUVSI TOP levels of certifications as an approved training provider. The TOP program at ERAU Worldwide combines longstanding educational excellence with cutting-edge industry knowledge to provide uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) operators with unparalleled education and training.
  • 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 B.S. in Safety Management (BSSM) is designated as a Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) program. A GSP is a designation available to safety degree graduates from degree programs that meet BCSP QAP standards. The GSP program is an alternate path to the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and does not replace other paths. The GSP is not a certification.
  • The B.S. in Safety Management degree (BSSM) program is also an Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) approved Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) Program. The ASHM designation is an important stepping stone to the accredited Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) certification. Students achieving a degree from an approved ASHM institution only have to demonstrate two years of experience instead of four, to sit for the CSHM exam. In addition to the Board of Certified Safety Professional's Graduate Safety Professional (GSP) designation, students can add the ASHM designation behind their name, signifying to employers their level of preparation for the safety and health profession they are on the path for full certification. Graduates from the BSSM program apply for the ASHM credential upon graduation.

Contact Information for Accreditation Complaints/Inquiries:

Constituent complaints related to potential accreditation violations can be directed to the respective accreditors using the contact information provided. However, normal inquiries or complaints about the institution, including admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs, should be addressed directly to the campus's offices. Contact information for accreditation inquiries:

State Authorizations:

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.

Information on Individual State-Specific Authorizations

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The University has no pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition within the preceding five years, and has not had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 et seq.).

The following information is presented here as part of specific state-mandated disclosures. Information regarding all authorized locations can be found on the links above.

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

  • 1740 W. Adams, Suite 3008, Phoenix, AZ 85007

The institution is certified to operate by the State Council of High Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

  • Fort Eustis Center: 1500 Madison Avenue, Fort Eustis, Virginia 23604-3910
  • Langley Air Force Base: 450 Weyland Road, Suite 120, Hampton, Virginia 23665-2607
  • Norfolk: 1680 Gilbert Street, Building IE, Room 11, Norfolk, Virginia 23511-2941
  • Naval Air Station Oceana: 902 E Avenue, Building 531, Suite 103, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23460-2134