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Alaska Pacific University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and is authorized to operate as a university by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.

APU’s Education Department provides the Institutional Recommendation for teacher certification, which is then issued by the Alaska State Department of Education.

The Education Department is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as required by the State of Alaska for all teacher education programs.