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Quality Religious Accreditation

Helping Christian institutions grow their student bodies by adding credibility to their curriculum

Setting the Standard for Christian Higher Education

Access, Accountability & Support

from other leading Christian educators


with educational professionals

Peer Reviews

to ensure academic integrity

Article Submission Opportunities

and recommended resources


to IABCS annual meetings

Mutual Transferability

of academic coursework between members

Upholding academic excellence for Christian institutions
IABCS Religious Accreditation Standards

Religious Accreditation Standards

The International Association of Bible Schools and Seminaries (IABCS) is passionate about upholding excellence among Christian institutions. Using effective educational strategies, IABCS has become a catalyst for growth for our member schools.

More and more Bible schools and seminaries want to hold each other accountable for the standards that deliver quality religious accreditation while also maintaining appropriate relationships with governmental institutions, such as obtaining 501(c)3 status.
Accreditation agencies like IABCS have rigorous standards and processes for ensuring that member schools are complying with guidelines for quality instruction, proper governance, financial stability, accurate record keeping and much more. Member schools voluntarily hold each other accountable so that quality religious accreditation is possible.

IABCS has implemented onsite or virtual visits where peer leaders evaluate member schools to gain a third-party opinion regarding compliance to our rigorous standards.

Reaching New Generations of Revival Leaders

We help Bible colleges and seminaries attract students who will change the world with the gospel.

How it Works

The Accreditation Process

Submit the online application.

Prepare for your site visit.

Receive your determination.

Watch this video to learn more!


Years in Existance





Free Online Resources: Pinnacle Leaders Podcast
Member Perks

Free Online Resources

As an IABCS member, you will receive access to these free tools and more!

Peer-to-Peer Support from Other Member Institutions

Pinnacle Leaders Podcast with Dr. Randal Langley

Blog Featuring the Latest News & Trends


Hear how membership is advancing the mission of the Bible colleges and seminaries we serve.

Christian Life School of Theology Global
inCharacter School of Ministry
Vision Christian Bible College & Seminary
Vision International University

Contact Us

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