Concerning seminary accreditation, the value of any accredited university accredited bible college or accredited online seminary degree is subjective, depending on the amount of work that went into earning it, the student’s attitude and aptitude, and external circumstances related to the school itself or to the graduate’s working world.

You should be aware that many Christian Private Schools, Bible Colleges, and Seminaries elect not to be governed by Department of Education of the each country and do not seek Regional Accreditation, which is more common among Secular Colleges and Universities. Christian Educational Ministries are automatically exempt from the dictates of both the Government and secular accreditation agencies. Trinity Theological Seminary, like other Christian Education Ministries, has full theological accreditation with ICTA (INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THEOLOGICAL ACCREDITATION, USA) &  IATA (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THEOLOGICAL ACCREDITATION, INDIA ) which is recognized and respected as an acceptable form of accreditation for those in pursuit of ministry related avocations.

Trinity Theological Seminary theologically accredited institution of higher learning. Most accredited universities, accredited seminaries, accredited Bible colleges and accredited colleges have their own criteria for recognition and acceptability of online educational credits. The individual should always address specific questions to selected institutions in determining their particular criteria concerning accreditation.

Trinity Theological Seminary is an educational outreach ministry of Savior Foundation’s International Missions Worldwide. United States Government Approval We are recognized by the Government of the United States of America, as a Religious Organization with all rights and privileges as provided by law. Religious Organization with all rights and privileges as provided by law.



Throughout history there has always been some religious confusion and there is some controversy over the subject of accreditation today. But to clarify the issue:

  • There is secular education and there is religious education.
  • Secular schools seek secular accreditation, and sacred schools receive sacred accreditation – each by their own peers.
  • Religious institutions need no secular accreditation because they offer no secular degrees.
  • Secular accreditation associations in turn are recognized by governmental agencies. They trace their authority back up to the capitol of a country
  • Religious accrediting associations are recognized by the Church of Jesus Christ, which has no supreme central office on earth. Our authority is derived from Heaven.
  • Civil and religious interests are different and have separate realms of jurisdiction.
  • The state is not superior to the Church. The Church need not wait for approval from the secular world.
  • Civil agencies should not be dictating standards of Christian education, any more than a police officer should be directing the worship of God.
  • Theological Seminaries should not be accredited by accrediting associations that are “recognized” by an agency of the federal government, because it is contrary to the Biblical principle of “Separation of Church and State”, indicated by Christ when he said, “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the thing that are God’s.” Mark 12:7.
  • What business does a Christian educator have, going to the world of unbelievers for recognition and acknowledgment as II Cor. 6:14 says, “Be not equally yoked together with unbelievers: For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?”


As a theologically accredited Biblical seminary, we are not required, by the U.S. Dept. of Education or any other agency, to have regional accreditation nor are we subject to governmental or secular oversight. As such, our educational programs are not required to qualify our students for either governmental or secular certification. However, legally, our degrees are classified as theologically accredited and state authorized as exempt, which fully qualifies all degrees from Trinity Theological Seminary to be recorded professionally both on your resume and in personal employment records. You can be proud of the legitimacy of your Degrees from Trinity Theological Seminary.

Our ministries are recognized by the Government of the United States, as a Religious Organization. Since we are considerate of and obedient to all of the laws set by our government, as a Christ-centered biblical education ministry, our ultimate authority is God and as such we choose to remain free in our rights to teach degree programs based on the word of God as found in His Holy Bible. However, Because of our legal position based on the U.S. Constitution, NO outside agency has any authority over our educational content regarding our right to teach Bible-based educational programs leading to the award of appropriate certificates and degrees.

In the United States, accreditation of universities and seminaries is a voluntary process with accreditation granted by private, non-governmental agencies. Governmental agencies never provide theological accreditation.

Additionally, there is no national standard for educational accreditation, and the educational world is currently re-examining criteria for accreditation, focusing less on institutional inputs and more on educational outcomes.

There is no such requirement as Federal or State accreditation of a religious institution because the civil government has no authority to regulate religious teachings or which certificates or religious degrees upon completion of such education may be issued. This is a matter of separation of Church and State. Politicians and civil authorities must never be allowed to officially endorse or disapprove directly or indirectly the beliefs and practices of churches or their schools. A casual survey of Church history shows that such linkage with “Caesar” eventually leads to infringement upon conscience, bondage, and corruption. Therefore, to be accredited by any agency, which in turn is controlled by the U.S. Department of Education, would to some degree be a compromise of the separation principle and constitute a violation of the Church’s sovereignty. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Matt 28:18-20 (KJV)