F.I.R.S.T. Institute's

Licensing & Accreditation

quality of education

At F.I.R.S.T. Institute, we believe in offering our students the highest standard of education, which is why we are proud to be a licensed and accredited institution in the state of Florida as well as twelve additional states in the USA. Being a licensed and accredited institute means our school helps you gain the necessary transferable skills to succeed in your desired field. At F.I.R.S.T, we strive for excellence, so you can too.  

Students on campus

F.I.R.S.T. Institute's Accreditation

F.I.R.S.T. Institute is a licensed and accredited digital media school that offers students a career-focused education taught by industry professionals. We have undergone rigorous evaluations to ensure we meet the highest standards of education and professionalism. Let’s break down our accreditation to give you a clear understanding of what it entails:

  1. Licensed by the CIE: F.I.R.S.T. Institute is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE). This license is a testament to our commitment to offering quality education and services to our students. 
  1. Accredited by ACCET: Our accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) is a prestigious recognition of our dedication to excellence in education. ACCET is a national accrediting agency that evaluates educational institutions based on their performance and adherence to established standards.
  1. Title IV Program: F.I.R.S.T. Institute is also a participant in the Title IV program, which grants us the ability to receive federal funds. As a student, this means you can apply for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), making your education more accessible.
  1. VA Approved Institution: As an accredited institution, we are proud to work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This opens doors for veterans seeking to pursue a career in the digital media industry to use military benefits for our on-campus programs.

Accredited Academic Programs

Online (IDL) Approved States

Our online programs are a great way for students who can’t make it to our campus to still receive a quality education in fields they are passionate about. We are proud to currently offer students in the following states this opportunity:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • Nevada
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia