State Authorizations and Accreditation

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Association for Biblical Higher Education. More information about Faith’s accreditation can be found here. Faith’s online courses are also accredited by these agencies.

State Authorizations
Faith is a member of SARA ( and is able to offer online courses to residents of any SARA member state. In addition Faith is able to offer online courses to residents of a few non-member states. If your state is not on the list, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We may be able to add your state to our authorized list.

FBBC&TS is registered with the Iowa College Student Aid Commission on behalf of the State of Iowa. The Commission may be contacted at:

Iowa College Student Aid Commission
430 East Grand Ave., FL 3
Des Moines, IA 50309
(877) 272-4456 (information center)

SARA Member States


Map of SARA Member states

Click the map for more details on each state. 

Non-SARA States

FBBC&TS does not meet the definition of physical presence defined in the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009 Section 94858, and thus approval from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education is not required.

FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence in Connecticut, and licensure is not required according to Section 10a-34-24 of the Connecticut State Regulations for Licensure and Accreditation of Institutions and Programs of Higher Learning.

FBBC&TS does not meet the definition of “Operating in this State” as defined by Chapter 1005.02 (14) of the Florida Statutes, and is not subject to licensure according to Chapter 1005.31 (1)(a) of the Florida Statutes.

FBBC&TS is not engaging in any of the "operating or soliciting" activities listed in the licensing regulation 13 KAR 1:020 Section 1(9)(a)-(e), and thus licensure is not required at this time.

FBBC&TS is not subject to Massachusetts Department of Higher Education approval as a purely distance education institution in Massachusetts.

New York
FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence in New York as defined by the New York State Education Department, and is therefore not required to apply for approval to offer online courses to New York residents.

FBBC&TS is registered as a provider of distance education.

Contact Information for Student Complaint Processes
If a student complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the Institution's appeal procedure, the student may file a complaint with the appropriate state agency. A listing of the student complaint procedures can be found here. Students wishing to file a complaint with the Iowa Student College Aid Commission may do so here.

This list should not be construed as informative of what agencies regulate the institution or in what states Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary is licensed or required to be licensed. States, through the relevant agencies or Attorney Generals Offices will accept complaints regardless of whether the institution is required to be licensed in that state.


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