National Louis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604. National College of Education meets all standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) has professionally accredited select NLU College of Professional Studies and Advancement business-related programs. Selected programs in the National College of Education are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for licensure of education professionals.
National Louis University is authorized to operate as a degree-granting institution in the following states and foreign countries:
- Illinois: The University is authorized to operate in Illinois by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
- Wisconsin: The University is licensed to operate by the Educational Approval Board and has approval from the Department of Public Instruction for selected course work for the continuing education of teachers. In addition, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recognizes the Administration and Supervision program for administrative licenses and the Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education and Secondary Education for initial teacher licensure.
- Florida: The University holds Regular Licensure from the Florida Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education to operate as a university, to offer programs of instruction, and to award degrees. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at: 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400, toll free telephone number 888.224.6684. Credit and degrees earned from colleges in the State of Florida which are licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education do not automatically qualify the holder for a Florida teaching certificate. Any person interested in obtaining a Florida teaching certificate should contact the Office of Teacher Certification, Department of Education, Tallahassee, FL 32399. The M.Ed. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Curriculum and Instruction does not provide for teacher certification by the Florida Board of Education. It is intended only for teachers who already hold certification.