Types of Institutions:
Schools may be either classroom or distance education based (or
combination). Schools may be (but are not required to be) corporate
structured or state licensed for Theological training. Church
based Bible Schools are also accepted. Schools must clearly displays
the philosophy and the goals and objectives of the education system.
Schools must show a clearly defined and workable organizational
structure that facilitates the complete execution and completion
of the goals and philosophy proposed by the institute. The structure
should define the position and function of the staff and faculty
as well as the administrative management of the school. A comprehensive
record system must be in place covering all areas.
A curricular program with written course descriptions and objectives
that provides adequate information for the student's consideration.
There shall be adequate instructional resources to implement the
curricular program. The curriculum should be of an approved nature
consisting of higher education text books and/or time proven established
materials or media, suitable and adequate for the completion of
the objectives and goals, outlined for the course/s of instruction.
Ample materials shall be supplied to insure the completion of
training to meet the desired objectives of the course of studies.
Schools shall grant certificates of completion or qualified diploma
for the completion of studies. Degree granting Institutions must
be qualified to grant degrees either from governmental agencies
or through affiliated status with registered Ministries or Denominations.
Unauthorized or unlawful granting of Degrees will not be tolerated
for accreditation standards.
Instructors shall have education of a higher degree than the courses
they instruct. Instructors shall be (in some fashion) certified
or otherwise qualified for the instruction of the proposed course
curriculum. Unlicensed or uncertified instructors shall be under
the direct supervision of a qualified mentor or instructional
The curriculum shall be structured to provide a gradual and logical
progression to reach the desired objectives outlined in the course
description. Structured teaching plans will be set to allow continual
assessment of the student's progress through the course of studies.
Schools shall be able to supply a survey of graduated students
that have reached a level of achievement in the field of relative
studies completed through the courses of the school. This shall
provide final proof of successful completion toward the projected
goals and objectives set out by the school.
The school shall provide adequate proof of classrooms and/or administrative
offices and the physical location of these facilities.
The school will show proof of financial structure that facilitates
the operation of the school. This will include the allowance for
instructor and administration wages and overhead institute base
expenses. The school will show financial responsibility to any
accrued debts and a effectual plan of managing these costs. The
long range growth will be accounted for in the budgetary system
and thorough records will be kept at all times.
The school will have been in existence for not less than one year.
A school with less than one year of existence will be placed in
Candidate Status. This position will be held until it has performed
for not less than one full year from application date and may
continue for not longer than three years. A school may qualify
if it has already achieved accreditation through any recognized
accrediting body or if it has been in existence for many years
and is generally recognized by its performance and history.