Sort of. The accreditor IS recognized by the UK. The issue is that "accreditation" has a completely different meaning. UK accreditors do not do what U.S. accreditors do. So there is a perception that AIU and other U.S. based schools are exploiting that different word usage to make themselves sound more legitimate than they are. This is correct. However, there are some unaccredited schools in the U.S. which still qualify you for licensure though they are becoming few and far between as more states push accreditation as a requirement for a school to operate.