The University of the Virgin Islands is a top ten regional university, and a growing leader in international education. UVI is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.
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Accreditations & Certifications
UVI programs have been recognized by leading authorities in their fields for their dedication to academic excellence. From rigorous academic standards and internationally recognized continuing education opportunities to ongoing community engagement, UVI continues to distinguish itself as a leading institution for higher education and professional development.
UVI School of Nursing
For further information about accreditation, contact the ACEN or visit their website at www.acenursing.org
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
UVI School of Business
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded University of the
Virgin Islands, located in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, https://www.uvi.edu/, initial accreditation of its business programs.
UVI Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) A Division of the University of the Virgin Islands
UVICELL is an authorized provider of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). As an authorized provider, UVICELL can grant IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs), an internationally recognized measure of quality in continuing education and training programs.
American Management Association (AMA) Certificate Programs
UVICELL has partnered with the AMA, the most recognized name in management training, to provide you with skills that translate into productivity and career growth. Earn widely recognized credentials and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Certifications & Classifications
UVI RTPark Awarded LEED® Green Building Certification
The University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park’s (RTPark) 64 West Center building was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® Silver Certification in August. LEED, which was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The 64 West Center building is located on UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.
The Center achieved LEED certification by incorporating sustainable strategies throughout the project’s design, construction and operational phases – including energy, lighting, water and material uses – which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions, contributes to a healthier environment for visitors and tenants, and lowers costs.
UVI Earns Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification
The University of the Virgin Islands received Community Engagement Classification status from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Carnegie Foundation grants this designation to colleges and universities who have an institutional focus on community engagement. Institutions participate voluntarily by submitting required materials describing the nature and extent of their engagement with the community. UVI is one of 361 institutions nationwide who have received this designation since the inception of the program.
UVI Writing Center Earns National Certification
The University of the Virgin Islands’ Center for Student Success Writing Center has been awarded certification by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). The CRLA provides national guidelines for the training and certification of tutors, tutoring services and student support.
The Writing Center, located on UVI's Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, provides students with tutoring and mentoring in writing to enhance their success in academic classes. Students are tutored in most cases by student peers.
North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners Solar Entry Level Certification
The University is now designated as a NABCEP Entry Level Exam Provider. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the most respected and widely recognized certification organization for solar professionals in North America. NABCEP was founded with the mission to support and work with renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals and stakeholders to develop and implement quality credentialing programs for practitioners.