What is christian accreditation?


​Accreditation is a process whereby educational institutions are qualified relative to the acceptance of credits and degrees in academia. 


There is secular and religiouseducation. Religious educational institutions can receive their accreditation by their own religious accreditation agencies since there is no requirement for Federal or State accreditation of a religious institution.  Religious accrediting agencies are recognized by various religions and Christian jurisdictions.


At DLSM, we believe accreditation is foundationally essential because it assures quality Christian education programs.  This requires the institution to a defined standard of academics within a particular religious organization or Christian accrediting agency.


DL School of Ministry (DLSM) is accredited with American Evangelical Accrediting Association. What that means for our students is that we offer the highest standards of religious Christian education. As well as, choosing to accept transferring credits into DLSM, in full and/or in part.  However, all other colleges, etc., can at their discretion choose to accept or not accept transferring credits which may include credits from DL School of Ministry - DLSM. If this happens, it is not due to DLSM students not fulfilling a rigorous curriculum of standardized credits, it is due to the receiving institutions preferences as set forth by their governing board and bylaws.

In addition, certain college’s and universities, etc., have a mandated requirement of receiving transferring credits only from a college or other that maintains USDE and CHEA accreditation.  At this time, we have no plans to pursue regional accreditation through the U.S Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).



If  DL School of Ministry-DLSM Bible College chooses to pursue USDE and CHEA accreditation or additional religious accreditation in the future this information will be posted appropriately.

Curriculum Built Upon Our Christian Faith

Our curriculum is developed upon our Christian faith with academic opportunities for creativity and enthusiasm. Whether you've chosen one of our degree programs, seminary or our certificate program, our instructors who are real-world theologians and pastors will be there to assist you to achieve your academic success.



















Accreditation and Christian Education

​Christian Accreditation