WHAT IS ACCREDITATION?
Inspired Word Bible College – School of Ministry & Leadership has been awarded Accreditation Status by: The National Accrediting Agency of Private Theological Institutions (NAAPTI) and the Accrediting Commission for Biblical Higher Education (ACBHE)
By definition, the word "accredit" means to authorize, endorse and officially approve of. What ordination is to a minister, accreditation is to a school. Accreditation is a group process by which schools voluntarily agree to participate in a set of established standards in order to encourage quality education.
Schools are not legally required to become accredited, but it is a very desirable standing. Accredited status means a school has voluntarily undergone a comprehensive examination to determine that it operates at a worthy level of performance.
The following quote is from the United States Department of Education: "It should be noted that some institutions have chosen not to participate in the federal student aid program and therefore do not have to be approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the Department. While these institutions do not appear on the Department's list, they may be legitimate schools
For more information please visit ACBHE website.
SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE
There is secular education and there is religious education. Secular schools seek secular education, and sacred schools receive sacred accreditation—each by their own peers. Religious institutions need no secular accreditation unless they offer secular degrees and are required to have such government oversight to grant their degrees.
Religious accrediting associations are recognized by the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, which has no supreme central office on earth. Our authority is derived directly from Heaven.
For more information please visit NAAPTI website.