As of December 12, 2016, our accreditor, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), is no longer recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In the interim, Universal Training Institute continues to be approved by the D.S. Department of Education to continue its participation in Title IV programs. Universal Training Institute has 18 months following the loss of our accreditation to find a new accrediting agency to maintain eligibility to receive funds under the Title IV, HEA programs. If Universal Training Institute does not obtain accreditation within that 18 month period, which ends June 12, 2018, our school will no longer be eligible to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs.


If any student has a complaint relating to Universal Training Institute’s Title IV eligibility, administration of the Title IV programs, the quality of education received at Universal Training Institute, or otherwise relating to the accreditation standards of ACICS they can submit that complaint to Universal Training Institute, Claudia Houston: email:, school address; 174, Jefferson Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861, or telephone number: 732-826-0155 or any of the following entities:


  • State of New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Center for Occupational Employment Information’s Training Evaluation Unit P.O. Box 110 Trenton, NJ 08625-0110; email:
  • State of New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education, PO Box 500 Trenton, NJ 08625-0500; email:
  • State of New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Dept. of Law and Public Safety, PO Box 080 Trenton, NJ 08625-0080; webmail:
  • Division of Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 45025, Newark, New Jersey 07101; email: