Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental peer review process that may be applied to the university as a whole, or to select programs, groups of programs, or departments within it. Beyond accreditation, the university seeks relevant approvals, licenses, memberships and certifications related to its program offerings and out-of-state operations.
Florida Institute of Technology has been approved by the Office of Education of the U.S. Department of Education.
The university is a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, the American Council on Education, the College Entrance Examination Board and the American Society for Engineering Education.
A list of Florida Tech's accreditations, approvals, licenses, memberships and certifications follows:
Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the SACS Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida Institute of Technology. The commission requests they be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard.
The aeronautical science, aviation computer science and aviation management programs are accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).
The Bisk College of Business at Florida Tech is an accredited member of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). IACBE is the leading outcomes-based, professional accreditation agency for business education at universities that have as a primary purpose excellence in teaching and learning. To date, IACBE has accredited approximately 1,000 business and related programs both nationally and internationally.
IACBE does not focus on standards with prescribed inputs and resources; but instead, IACBE is mission-driven and outcome-based. This important distinction allows the Bisk College of Business to focus on student learning outcomes as a driver in continuous improvement and teaching excellence.
The master of business administration-project management degree program is also accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).
The College of Engineering and Science has nine programs accredited by ABET (www.abet.org).
The undergraduate programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET are aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, ocean engineering and software engineering.
The undergraduate computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Florida Tech's Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Specialization, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (750 First Street NE, Washington, D.C., 20002-4212; 202-336-5979). The graduate programs in applied behavior analysis are accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).
The State of Florida Department of Education has approved Florida Tech's educator preparation programs in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics and earth/space science for grades 6-12.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved FIT Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Florida Tech, to offer Part 141 flight training.
The undergraduate program in chemistry is certified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Students may obtain ACS-certified degrees by following a prescribed curriculum.