South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407.207.0808) to grant certificates and degrees at the Associate, Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral levels. ABHE is an officially recognized “faith-based” accrediting agency by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and is a part of a global network that relates to regional or continental higher educational agencies through the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education.
Pursuant to the United States Department of Education federal regulatory change that went into effect on July 1, 2020, regarding abolishing the distinction between regional and national accreditation for institutions of higher learning, South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary’s national accreditation by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) is recognized by the Florida Department of Education and Florida licensing boards requiring regional accreditation.
The Association for Biblical Higher Education is a North American agency that comprises approximately 200 postsecondary institutions throughout North America specializing in biblical ministry formation and professional leadership education. It is an officially recognized “National Accrediting Association” by the U.S. Department of Education.
American Psychological Association (APA) – South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary is approved by the APA to offer Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists. South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary maintains responsibility for the program.
South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary is listed as a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Vendor (that is, approved to provide educational and training services) under the authority of the Florida Department of Education. The Florida Department of Education’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a federal and state program that assists individuals with disabilities who require vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for, secure, regain or retain employment. The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is committed to working with certified vendors (such as South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary) to provide quality vocational rehabilitation services to Floridians with disabilities. Call 1-800-451-4327 to reach the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
State of Florida – SFBC is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684 .
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) – South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary is on the list of Recognized Collegiate Programs with the ACSI. ACSI authorizes SFBC to offer CEU credits.
Form I-20 A/B, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant – Foreign students with visas are permitted to attend South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary provided all the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) requirements have been met.
Veterans – Various programs at South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary have been approved by The Bureau of State Approving for Veterans Training for benefits.
Ministry Ventures – South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary is currently ministry master certified.
South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary holds institutional or professional memberships or certifications with:
- American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
- American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
- Florida Association of Christian Counselors and Therapists (FACCT)
- Association of Christian Librarians
According to the Department of Education, students who transfer from nonpublic institutions that participate in the SCNS enjoy the same rights to guaranteed course transfer as students from Florida public institutions. Courses with the same prefix and last three digits – those that have been deemed equivalent by an SCNS faculty discipline committee – are guaranteed transfer to another institution offering that course (subject to standard system-wide exemptions). This credit will satisfy institutional requirements as though the student took that course at the receiving institution. No additional documentation is required to validate the transfer of equivalent courses; in the process of assigning course numbers, the Department of Education has already ensured that the teaching faculty possess credentials comparable to those at regionally accredited institutions. Again, receiving institutions must award this transfer credit for equivalent courses regardless of whether the accreditation of the participating institution is regional or national.