Accreditation & Certifications

The Doctoral Achievement Program has partnered with LIGS University as the institution awarding your doctoral degree.  LIGS is Accredited by:

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Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC)

ASIC is an accrediting body based in the UK and recognized by UKVI (United Kingdom Visas and Immigration). UKVI is the UK Government agency that grants visas to students of recognized universities to the UK.  ASIC is a member of the CHEA’s (Council for Higher Education Accreditation) CIQG (CHEA International Quality Group) forum in the USA. ASIC is listed in their International Directory. ASIC is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation) and is an institutional member of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).

LIGS University has earned Premier status with ASIC for its outstanding areas of operation. ASIC accreditation certifies that LIGS is a high-quality institution. Read more below:

LIGS University ASIC Premier University Accreditation Certificate

LIGS University on the list of ASIC International Accredited Colleges Directory

LIGS University is established and regulated by the State of Hawaii, in the United States.

LIGS University has the following ISO certifications (International Organization for Standardization): attesting to LIGS quality:  


ISO 9001

LIGS University holds the ISO / IEC 9001 Quality Management System Certificate, emphasizing the highest credibility through an internationally recognized audited certificate.

ISO 27001 

LIGS University holds an ISO/IEC 27001 certificate, an internationally recognized standard defining requirement for the information security of management systems - mainly information security management of employees, processes, IT systems and company strategies.


Additionally, this certificate ensures compliance with current legislative requirements (especially the protection of personal data). ISO 27001 enforces the building of a solid information management system, provides greater security, and reduces the risk of sensitive information leakage.


ISO 29990:2010

LIGS University holds the ISO 29990:2010 certificate, which certifies that it complies with the standards of continuous improvement in the quality of its learning services. 




LIGS has Partnerships and memberships with the following organizations:

The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

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The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)

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Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)

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Quality International Study Abroad Network (QISAN)

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Executive Women International (EWI)

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In summary, LIGS University is an American university in compliance with the laws of the United States and the state of Hawaii (Certificate of Good Standing), where it operates and manages its University activities.

Because LIGS is an internationally accredited institution of higher learning, we recommend that you research and understand how a LIGS degree is acceptable to potential employers.