License to operate and grant degrees
Dar Al-Hekma is licensed to operate and grant degrees, as per initial license from the Saudi Ministry of Education (formerly Ministry of Higher Education), Decree No. 15927 dated 13 8 1419H, Letter No.: 6/35/1 10120 25 Jumada I 1420 H.
Approval - Ministry of Education (MOE) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The University’s programs are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education.
NCAAA Institutional Re-Accreditation
Furthermore, Dar Al-Hekma University has obtained, for the second time, institutional accreditation from The National Center for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation in Saudi Arabia (formerly, the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment - NCAAA)
The University had received the program Accreditation from NCAAA in 2010 for 5 of the University programs
- Management Information System, May 2010 – April 2017
- Banking and Finance, May 2010 – April 2017
- Interior Design, May 2010 – April 2017
- Graphic Design, May 2010 – April 2017
- Special Education, May 2010 – April 2017
The National Center for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation was previously known as the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA), which was established under the Royal Decree No. 7/B/ 6024 dated 9/2 / 1424H. NCAAA is an independent legal entity with administrative and financial governance that acts as the authority responsible for academic accreditation and quality assurance in higher education public and private institutions and programs in the KSA.
NCAAA has granted Dar Al-Hekma University Institutional re-Accreditation for the period 2017-2024
In the United States, Dar Al-Hekma holds membership in the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is in CHEA’s International Quality Group (CIQG).
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation As described on their website, the CHEA is a national advocate and institutional voice for promoting academic quality through accreditation. CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities, and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA is often called "the accreditor of the accreditors".
About CHEA International Quality Group
The CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) is a rewarding and important forum for colleges, universities, accrediting and quality assurance organizations and others worldwide to address issues and challenges focused on quality and quality assurance in an international setting.
The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI)
As described on their website, it was founded to combat cheating, plagiarism, and academic dishonesty in higher education. Its mission has since expanded to include the cultivation of cultures of integrity in academic communities throughout the world. ICAI offers assessment services, resources, and consultations to its member institutions, and facilitates conversations on academic integrity topics each year at its annual conference. In order to meet the continually evolving needs of our membership in future years, ICAI encourages, supports, and shares research that predicts, describes, and responds to trends and issues relating to academic integrity standards and practices. ICAI membership benefits are extended to faculty, administrators, students, and staff at membership institutions around the globe, and to its individual members, partners, and supporting organizations.