Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award diplomas, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS can be contacted at 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, D.C. 20002. Telephone: 1.202.336.6780.

Notice to students and prospective students: Education Management Corporation campuses have been placed on probation by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”), based on financial stability standards.

Notice to students and prospective students: The Fashion Design academic associate’s program, the Graphic Design academic associate’s program and the Video Production academic associates’ program at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale have been placed on student achievement show-cause by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”), due to material noncompliance with its placement rate standard of 60%.

Programmatic Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Management, the Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts, the Associate of Science degree in Baking & Pastry, and the Diploma programs in Baking & Pastry and the Art of Cooking are accredited by The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org (http://www.accredit-id.org/).), 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

State Licensing

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll free number (888)224-6684.

Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287.