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Institutional Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation


UEI Colleges in Huntington Park, Anaheim, Chula Vista, Encino, Ontario, San Marcos, Stockton, West Covina, and Morrow are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)*. 

*Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training, 1722 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036  (202) 955-1113


UEI Colleges in Bakersfield, Gardena, Fresno and Riverside are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)**. UEI is approved to train veterans by the state approving agency. Eligible students may apply to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for determination of benefits.

UEI College is a private institution and has approval to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, (916) 431-6959,

**Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 302 Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 247-4212


UEI-Houston and UEI-Phoenix are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS***) to award diplomas and associate’s degrees. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

***ACICS is located at 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington, D.C. 20002; (202) 336-6780.

Please note: UEI College remains an accredited school although ACICS is no longer recognized by the US Department of Education.

UEI College has 18 months following ACICS’ loss of recognition by the US Department of Education to find a new accrediting agency to maintain eligibility to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs. In the unlikely event, UEI College does not obtain accreditation within that 18 month period the College would no longer be eligible to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs. The date of the expiration of the 18 month period referred to above, is June 12, 2018.

UEI College is currently in the initial accreditation process with the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Any student at UEI College who has a complaint relating to Title IV eligibility or administration, the quality of education received at the College, or otherwise relating to the accreditation standards of ACICS, can submit that complaint to UEI College and/or to any of the following agencies listed below: 

UEI College’s Student Complaint Line: (866) 591-8588 or via email at

US Department of Education:

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education:

Arizona State Office of Attorney General:

Arizona State Office of Consumer Affairs:

Licensure and Approval: 

Each school is licensed or approved to operate in the state where it is located.

UEI College - Phoenix, AZ

Licensure & Approvals: UEI College is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. Contact information is:

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1400 W. Washington, Room 206
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5709


Florida Career College and UEI College are owned and controlled by IEC Company, a Delaware Corporation. The officers of the corporation are Fardad Fateri, Ph.D., President & Chief Executive Officer; Sanjay Sardana, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Shoukry Tiab, Chief Operating Officer.  The corporate offices are located at 16485 Laguna Canyon, #300 Irvine, CA  92618, (949) 272-7200.

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