Accreditations/ Affiliations/ Exemptions/ Memberships/ Sponsorship

Welcome to the Membership and Affiliation Page of Western State University!


Bureau for Private Post Secondary Education,  California

Exempt-verified by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

Western State University (WSU) has met the qualifications for exemption from regulation under the Act, under the California Education Code (CEC) section 94874 (b)(1). WSU is sponsored by NAPC , a non-profit professional organization for entrepreneurs and educators.

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) has completed the review of WSU’s Application for Verification of Exempt Status pursuant to the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (Act) based on the application received on March 20,2023.

The application demonstrates that Western State University Inc has met the qualifications for exemption from regulation under the Act. pursuant to California Education Code (CEC) section 94874(b)(1): “An institution offering educational programs sponsored by a bona fide trade, business, professional, or fraternal organization, solely for that organizations membership”.

Pursuant to CEC §94874.7, this verification of exemption shall remain valid until April 26, 2025, as long as the institution maintains full compliance with the requirements of this exemption.


International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

Educational Member of IACBE, USA

At Western State University (WSU), we take immense pride in being a part of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) as an educational member. This prestigious affiliation is a testament to our commitment to excellence in business education and the quality of our programs.

Why Choose WSU as an IACBE Educational Member?

  • Accredited Excellence: As an IACBE member, WSU adheres to the highest standards of business education. Our accreditation reflects our dedication to providing top-notch education, equipping our students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the competitive business world.

  • Reputation and Recognition: Being affiliated with IACBE enhances the reputation of our business programs and the university as a whole. Employers and stakeholders recognize the value of an IACBE-accredited institution, giving our students an edge in the job market.

  • Industry-Relevant Curriculum : WSU continually updates its curriculum to align with industry trends and demands. Through IACBE membership, we gain valuable insights into the latest developments in the business world, ensuring that our students receive a relevant and up-to-date education.

  • Professional Development Opportunities: IACBE provides access to a network of educational institutions, allowing us to collaborate and learn from other esteemed members. This connection fosters faculty development, faculty exchanges, and research collaborations, enriching the academic experience for both faculty and students.

  • Global Recognition: Our IACBE affiliation expands our reach beyond national borders. Graduates from WSU are acknowledged not only locally but also internationally, opening doors to global opportunities and partnerships.

What Does IACBE Membership Mean for Our Students?

  • Assurance of Quality: Students can trust that they are receiving a high-quality education at WSU. IACBE accreditation validates the rigor and effectiveness of our business programs, giving students confidence in their academic pursuits.

  • Enhanced Employability: Employers value graduates from IACBE-accredited institutions due to the assurance of quality education and practical skills. Our students are better positioned to secure rewarding and successful careers upon graduation.

  • Exposure to Industry Best Practices: As an IACBE member, WSU keeps pace with best practices in business education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching methods, cutting-edge resources, and exposure to real-world challenges through various educational activities and events.

At Western State University, our IACBE membership reflects our unwavering commitment to providing outstanding business education and equipping our students for successful careers in the global marketplace. We invite you to be a part of this transformative journey and join us in shaping the business leaders of tomorrow.


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

Candidacy Accreditation from ASIC, UK

We are thrilled to announce that Western State University has achieved a significant milestone on its journey to academic excellence. We have been granted Candidacy Accreditation by ASIC UK (Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities), a prestigious recognition that speaks volumes about our commitment to delivering a world-class education.

What is ASIC UK Candidacy Accreditation?

ASIC UK, a globally recognized accreditation body, has bestowed Candidacy Accreditation upon Western State University, acknowledging our dedication to maintaining the highest standards of education, teaching, and student support. This recognition marks a pivotal step towards achieving full accreditation, a testament to our unwavering pursuit of academic distinction.

Benefits of Studying at an ASIC UK Accredited Institution:

  • Global Recognition: ASIC UK accreditation is respected worldwide, enhancing the value of your degree and giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

  • Quality Assurance: Accreditation ensures that our programs meet rigorous quality standards, guaranteeing a high standard of education and student support.

  • Employability: Employers recognize graduates from accredited institutions as well-prepared, adaptable, and capable professionals.

  • Network Opportunities: Our affiliation with ASIC UK opens doors to global networking and collaborative opportunities with other accredited institutions.

Qualifi, UK

Qualifi Approved Centre Status

Western State University has been granted the esteemed status of a Qualifi-approved accredited center. This recognition reflects our commitment to delivering high-quality education and signifies a significant milestone in our ongoing journey of academic excellence.

Benefits for Students: This accreditation brings forth numerous advantages for our students, including;

  • About Qualifi: Qualifi is a renowned UK-based awarding organization that sets rigorous standards for academic institutions worldwide. Their approval process involves a thorough evaluation of an institution’s educational programs, faculty expertise, and overall infrastructure. This accreditation serves as a testament to WSU’s dedication to providing top-tier education that aligns with global quality benchmarks.

  • Global Recognition: WSU degrees are now backed by Qualifi’s endorsement, enhancing their recognition and credibility on a global scale.

  • Quality Assurance: The accreditation ensures that our academic programs adhere to the highest educational standards, providing students with a superior learning experience.

  • Employability: Graduates of WSU can confidently enter the workforce, equipped with qualifications that are acknowledged by employers worldwide.

  • Opportunities: The accreditation opens doors to a wider range of academic and professional opportunities, setting the stage for lifelong success.

European Centre of Independent Certification in E-Learning (ECICEL)

Accredited member of ECICEL, Europe

Western State University has earned accreditation from the European Centre of Independent Certification in E-Learning (ECICEL). This esteemed recognition underscores our commitment to delivering top-notch e-learning programs that adhere to rigorous international standards. ECICEL accreditation affirms that our online courses, faculty expertise, and digital learning resources have undergone thorough evaluation, meeting or exceeding the stringent benchmarks established by this renowned international certifying organization.

Benefits of Studying at ECICEL Accredited Institution:

  • Quality Assurance:ECICEL accreditation ensures that the institution maintains high standards of online education and adheres to best practices in pedagogy and administrative science.

  • Global Recognition: Accreditation by ECICEL enhances the international recognition and reputation of students’ qualifications.

  • Expert Panel Assessment:ECICEL accreditation panel consists of qualified experts with experience and expertise in the distance learning industry. This ensures that accredited institutions are rigorously assessed and evaluated, providing students with confidence in the quality and credibility of their education.

International Association for Quality Assurance in Pre-Tertiary and Higher Education(QAHE)

Accreditation from QAHE, US

We are thrilled to announce that Western State University has attained QAHE accreditation, reaffirming our commitment to academic excellence and quality assurance. This prestigious accreditation reflects our dedication to providing students with a rigorous and reputable education. We are proud to join the ranks of institutions recognized for meeting the highest standards in higher education.

What is QAHE Accreditation?

International Association for Quality Assurance in Pre-Tertiary and Higher Education (QAHE), registered in Delaware USA, is an independent, private, and international organization. QAHE is an expert in recognizing higher education institutions for research performances, student services and quality of teaching to value the confidence of the public along with supporting the development of quality assurance systems worldwide.

Benefits of Studying at QAHE Accredited Institution:

  • Quality Assurance:QAHE accreditation ensures that the institution maintains high standards of education, teaching quality, and student services. This assurance gives students confidence in the credibility and reliability of their educational experience.

  • Global Recognition: Accreditation by QAHE signifies that the institution meets international standards, enhancing the recognition and reputation of students’ qualifications worldwide.

  • Continuous Improvement: Accredited institutions are committed to continuous improvement and development. Students studying at these institutions can expect ongoing enhancements to the curriculum, teaching methodologies, ensuring they receive the best possible education and preparation for their future endeavours.


North America’s Professionals Consortium Inc.(NAPC)

North America’s Professionals Consortium Inc. (NAPC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering professional growth and lifelong learning. We strive to empower individuals by providing them with tailored educational programs and skills training, thereby enhancing their professional competency and career readiness. We are dedicated to bridging the gap between learning and livelihood, transforming education into opportunity.

As an NAPC member, you enjoy an array of benefits tailored to your professional needs. These include:

  • access to exclusive training programs, networking events, research publications, job postings, and more

  • learn about new opportunities and industry trends through our regular update

  • enjoy special discounts on educational resources and exclusive partnerships

  • opportunity to be part of special interest groups and committees

  • offers the tools and resources you need to stay ahead in your career.