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Accreditation & Recognition

Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College has been authorized to operate and award degrees by the Commission for Independent Education or “CIE” (formerly the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities [SBICU]) in accordance with Chapter 246.083, Florida Statutes.


We are listed in the Department of Education, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems (IPEDS), National Center for Education Statistics. Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College is accredited with the International Association of Bible Colleges and Seminaries (; registered as the Southern Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges, SAABC) and holds membership in the American Federation of Colleges and Seminaries (AmFed), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Logos Educators Network (LEN) and the Apostolic Council for Educational Accountability (ACEA).


This accreditation and recognition is not considered by the United States Department of Education as being regionally or nationally accredited. Therefore, we are not an eligible institution according to the IRS, Publication 970, for a tuition educational deduction (tax credit). 


Our biblical studies have been accepted by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for individuals who need continuing education courses for teacher certification with ACSI.


We have also received recognition by the Korean Educational Ministry as an authorized institution to provide graduate and post graduate education.


Based upon information provided by alumni and the institution, the following have either accepted transfer credits and degrees from Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College or have offered an individualized process for transfer. Additional independent colleges,  universities,  seminaries,  and  denominational  programs  have  also  accepted


credits; but Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College does not guarantee transferability of credits to any other institution as the final decision on the acceptance of transferred credits is that of the receiving institution.


Baptist Christian University

Shreveport, LA

Berean University

Springfield, MO

Bethesda Christian Bible Institute

Sterling Heights, MI

California Coast University

San Rafael, CA

Carver Baptist Bible Institute, College & Theological Seminary

Kansas City, MO

Christian Life School of Theology

Columbus, GA

Christian World College of Theology

Salisbury, MD.

Cincinnati Christian College

Cincinnati, OH

Florida Beacon College & Seminary

Jacksonville, FL

Indiana Christian University

South Bend, IN

International Seminary

Plymouth, FL

Kingsway Christian College & Theological Seminary

Norwalk, IA

Logos Christian College, Graduate Schools & University

Jacksonville, FL

South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary

Deerfield Beach, FL

Temple Bible College & Seminary

Cincinnati, OH

Trinity Theological Seminary

Hiram, GA

Vision Christian College & Theological Seminary

Clermont, GA

Vision International University

Ramona, CA

Whitefield Theological Seminary

Lakeland, FL

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