The academic programs of LIU Riverhead are registered with the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)

LIU Riverhead's Teacher Education Program, which is designed to provide excellence in initial and professional teacher education programs in childhood education, literacy education and teaching students with disabilities, is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).