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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.
FBBC&TS is not required to be licensed in Arizona, since we do not maintain a physical presence as defined by A.R.S. § 32-3001(5).
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 Colorado as defined by CCHE policy, Section I, Part J, and thus authorization 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 does not maintain a physical presence in Idaho as defined by IDAPA 08.01.11.200.03, and is therefore not required to register with the Office of the State Board of Education.
FBBC&TS is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to offer online courses to residents of Illinois.
FBBC&TS is licensed to operate and grant degrees in the State of Iowa.
At this time, FBBC&TS does not need to apply with the Kansas Board of Regents for a Certificate of Approval.
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 does not meet the definition of “operate” as defined in Title 28 Part IX Chapter 1 §101.B of the Louisiana Administrative Code, and is not required to seek licensure.
FBBC&TS is not subject to Massachusetts Department of Higher Education approval as a purely distance education institution in Massachusetts.
Approval or licensure by the State of Michigan is not required, since FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence in the state.
The online courses that FBBC&TS offers have been exempted from registration by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.
FBBC&TS is exempt from certification in Missouri by statute (6 CSR 10-5.010 3.A.4).
FBBC&TS is authorized to offer post-secondary degree programs in the State of Montana.
FBBC&TS is not required to be authorized in Nebraska because we do not maintain a physical presence in Nebraska as defined by Neb. Rev. Stat. §85-2403.
FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence in New Hampshire as defined by Hedc 401.01(c), and is not required to seek authorization from the New Hampshire Deparrtment of Education.
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 does not conduct “postsecondary degree activity” according to the definition in Article III of the Rules and Standards for Licensing Nonpublic Institutions to Conduct Post-Secondary Degree Activity in
North Carolina, and is therefore not required to obtain licensure.
Since FBBC&TS will not maintain a "brick and mortar" presence in the state, and because the institution's online programs do not contain an on-ground component that will need to be completed within the state, FBBC&TS is not required to attain authorization from the Chancellor to offer its online programs to Ohio residents.
FBBC&TS is not required to seek authorization from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, since we do not have a physical presence as defined by Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Institutional Accreditation policy section 3.1.2.
FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence as defined in administrative rule 583-030-0015 (23), and is therefore excluded from authorization requirements.
FBBC&TS is registered as a provider of distance education.
FBBC&TS is not subject to Rhode Island Board of Governers regulations according to the Rhode Island Board of Governers Distance Education Policy, due to a lack of physical presence.
FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence as defined in Section 59-58-20(17) of the South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, and is therefore not required to obtain licensure.
FBBC&TS is authorized by the State of South Dakota to provide postsecondary education to residents of South Dakota.
FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence in Tennessee according to the definition of physical presence as found in Rule 1540-01-02-.03(1)(dd), and is therefore not required to obtain authorization from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
FBBC&TS is exempt from Coordinating Board oversight because we do not maintain a physical presence in Texas as defined in Section 7.3 of the Coordinating Board rules.
FBBC&TS does not meet the definition of “A post-secondary school whose primary operation is in the
State of Vermont” according to 2240.1.2 of the Vermont State Board of Education Manual of Rules and Practices, and is therefore not required to register.
FBBC&TS is not eligible for certification according to the Policy on Out-of-State Postsecondary Institutions Providing Distance Education to Virginia Residents.
FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence in West Virginia according to the definition of physical presence in rule §135-20-3.11, and is thus exempt from authorization.
Registration with the Educational Approval Board is not required, since we are only offering individual online courses and no complete online programs.
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.
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.
Dr. Ernie Schmidt Introduced as Interim President
Dr. Ernie Schmidt Introduced as Interim President
During chapel on Monday, January 13, Dr. Ernie Schmidt was introduced to the students, faculty, and staff as interim president. The chapel service involved special music from Dr. George Dougherty IV followed by words of welcome from several people representing various groups on the Faith campus.
Dr. Schmidt then shared the goals he wants to accomplish as interim president. Lance Augsburger, dean of students, closed the service with a prayer of dedication.
Please continue to pray for the Board of Directors as it seeks the next president for Faith. Visit this page to keep informed as to the Board's progress and announcements. You can read the Presidential Prospectus here.
Dr. Paul Hartog Honored
Dr. Paul Hartog, Faith's vice president for academic services and dean of the college, was recently honored by being included in a listing titled "100 Remarkable Professors and Scholars Theology Students Should Know About." Read More
Board Appoints Interim President
The Board of Directors of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ernie Schmidt as the interim president of the institution. Read More
Faith Ranked #1 Nationally
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