Irvine Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
Each college affiliated with ACCJC must undergo periodic evaluation of their programs and services through self study and peer review in a six year cycle. Irvine Valley College received reaffirmation of its accreditation in October 2004. The college submitted its self study evaluation during a comprehensive evaluation in Fall 2010.
On February 3, 2012, Irvine Valley College was notified that it had been removed from its warning status and its accreditation was re-affirmed. Irvine Valley College submitted its follow-up report on October 15, 2012, addressing progress on recommendations 1 (district-wide planning), 2 (resource allocation), and 6 (communication). The college will be participating in a follow-up visit with two representatives from the ACCJC on Friday afternoon, November 9, 2012.