Accreditation and Affiliations 2018-01-28T17:52:45+00:00

Accreditation and Affiliations

IUGS was founded in 1979 and is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Dominica, an independent country that is a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations. The university operates under a permit from the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development of the Commonwealth of Dominica.  IUGS is accredited by the National Accreditation Board of the Commonwealth of Dominica.
IUGS is an institutional member of the Association of Caribbean Higher Education Administrators. In addition, the University has had:
  • Approval for tuition reimbursement and payment from major U.S. hospitals, unions, government agencies and private institutions;
  • Co-sponsored continuing-education programs with U.S. and International certification, licensing agencies and organizations;
  • Graduates who are in private practice and hold or have held key positions in many academic, government and private institutions.

IUGS is an approved education provider offering courses that have been reviewed and are accepted for continuing education hours by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals as well as other certifying and licensing boards.

IUGS Addiction Studies Online Courses meet the nationally approved standards of education developed for the addiction counseling profession. In addition, our students are assured that the contact hours and continuing education (CE) credits/units provided will be accepted toward national credentialing by the NAADAC Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP), as well as acceptance by many of the state licensing/certification bodies.

IUGS is a member of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). The IC&RC has set the International standards for competency based certification programs through testing and credentialing of addiction professionals since 1981 and is the largest credentialing organization in the field.

The following countries are recognized by the IC&RC for licensing and certification:

Bermuda, Canada, Costa Rica, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Mexico, Nicaragua, Iceland, Guam, Germany, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Singapore, Scotland, United Kingdom and the United States excluding only the States of Alaska, Maine, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Wyoming.