Accreditation and Association
We are a Partner School of Christian Life School of Theology Global (CLSTG). We are proud to
be part of a global network of independent Bible schools, faculty and students partnered
with CLSTG headquartered in Columbus, Georgia, USA. CLSTG has met the requirements for exemption from applicable Georgia law as a religious institution under the provision of the Post-Secondary Educational Authorization Act, Georgia Code 20-3-100 et seq. Thus, CLST Global in partnership with our school awards a variety of ministry certificates, diplomas and degrees ranging from an Associate of Theology through a
Doctor of Theology.
Our school’s partnership with CLSTG affords you the student a peace of mind and confidence in our academic integrity and reputation for providing the best possible online education with the most affordable price. Why? CLST Global is a member of the International Association of Bible Colleges and Seminaries (IABCS). The IABCS is a standards-based certification association registered as an accreditation body. The IABCS provides certification that CLST Global adheres to standardized operating requirements in keeping with, and acceptable to, other institutions of higher education. Partnership allows CLSTG and our school to maintain evangelical integrity, while operating according to the highest academic standards. You can view additional information about IABCS at http://iabcs.net.
CLSTG is a member of the Academic Council for Educational Accountability (formerly
known as the Apostolic Council for Educational Accountability). ACEA was founded by Dr. C.
Peter Wagner (a member of the CLSTG faculty) to provide academic credibility through
accountability and association. ACEA is a network of Christian education and Christian training
programs and schools. Information about ACEA is available at http://www.acea-
CLSTG is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and is
approved by ACSI to issue Continuing Education Units (CEU) to you the student. This means that
your courses are recognized by many Christian schools for meeting their teachers’ continuing
education requirements. ACSI is the largest provider of programs and services to Christian
schools in the world and serves thousands of pre-schools, elementary, and secondary
institutions. Contact your local school district for applicable guidelines. More information about
ACSI can be obtained from their website: http://acsi.org.
CLSTG is also a member of the Association of Christian Distance Education (ACCESS). The
mission of ACCESS is to provide leadership in the field of Christian distance education.
If you would like to know more about the CLSTG network of schools and our school’s
relationship to them, you can contact school administration with any questions you might have.
Transferability of Coursework
Existing and potential students often ask about our accreditation. What they often mean, however, is whether or not completion units are transferable. There is a difference with an entity that abides by a set of standards: i.e. accreditation, and the question relating to transferability of completed course work.
Students from CLSTG affiliated schools like ours have successfully transferred completion units to many schools around the country, either by means of an assessment of prior learning or a specific articulation agreement. Every transfer, however, is at the full discretion of the receiving school. They decide if and how completion units will contribute to the goal(s) of their program. It is important to remember that our completion units represent theological training and ministerial preparation. Christian universities often have a required “Bible core” for all majors. Your completion units may transfer into that “core.” If you are thinking of possibly transferring your credit units to a Christian university anytime in the future, we advise you to follow recommended degree plans. The classes were carefully selected to give you much more freedom in transferability.