Pacific Islands University is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), having been awarded Accredited Status as a Category II Institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on November 8-9, 2004. In 2008, with the addition of the Master of Arts in Religion program, the school became a Category III Institution. On December 8, 2009, the Executive Committee of the TRACS Accreditation Commission, voted to grant Reaffirmation I to Pacific Islands University as a Category III institution. Reaffirmation I is for a ten-year period through 2019. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).