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State Authorizations and Accreditation

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 able to offer online courses to residents of the following 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.

Arizona
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).

California
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.

Colorado
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.

Connecticut
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.

Florida
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.

Idaho
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.

Illinois
FBBC&TS is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to offer online courses to residents of Illinois.

Iowa
FBBC&TS is licensed to operate and grant degrees in the State of Iowa.

Kansas
At this time, FBBC&TS does not need to apply with the Kansas Board of Regents for a Certificate of Approval.

Kentucky
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.

Louisiana
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.

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

Michigan
Approval or licensure by the State of Michigan is not required, since FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence in the state.

Minnesota
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.

Missouri
FBBC&TS is exempt from certification in Missouri by statute (6 CSR 10-5.010 3.A.4).

Montana
FBBC&TS is authorized to offer post-secondary degree programs in the State of Montana.

Nebraska
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.

New Hampshire
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.

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.

North Carolina
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.

Ohio
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.

Oklahoma
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.

Oregon
FBBC&TS does not maintain a physical presence as defined in administrative rule 583-030-0015 (23), and is therefore excluded from authorization requirements.

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

Rhode Island
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.

South Carolina
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.

South Dakota
FBBC&TS is authorized by the State of South Dakota to provide postsecondary education to residents of South Dakota.

Tennessee
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.

Texas
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.

Vermont
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.

Virginia
FBBC&TS is not eligible for certification according to the Policy on Out-of-State Postsecondary Institutions Providing Distance Education to Virginia Residents.

West Virginia
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.

Wisconsin
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.

Board Engaged with a Possible Candidate

 

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The Presidential Search Committee is pleased to share with you that we are engaged with a possible candidate for the office of president. FBBC is becoming one of the few Baptist Bible colleges continuing to serve the Midwest with a mission of providing an intensive Biblical, vocational, and general education on the college level with the goal of preparing students to minister effectively in Christian service through leadership positions in and through fundamental Baptist churches and other organizations of like convictions. The seminary’s mission is to provide an advanced Biblical, theological, and ministerial education at the graduate level with the goal of preparing Bible expositors to serve effectively in Christian ministry through leadership positions within Baptist fundamentalism.

Faith is expanding its outreach and offerings including new online classes. The Administration and Board continue to implement vision for the future as well as keep current in our strategic planning. Interim President Dr. Ernie Schmidt is providing excellent leadership and administration as the search continues for the next president.

Our search has been broad and effective as we have met with several well qualified individuals. We are asking God for a special leader and dedicated individual who can lead us “for such a time as this” in our school’s history. We continue to be engaged and are taking the steps with an individual to seek God’s will together for the position of president of FBBC&TS.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We are counting our blessings as another graduation approaches, and we are praising the Lord for the outlook for next year.

Thankful for God’s Grace,

Jim Randolph
Chairman of the Board

 

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.

 

 

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Faithful Servant Seminary Module Scholarship

Faithful Servant Seminary Module Scholarship

Faith Baptist Theological Seminary announces the availability of scholarships to assist pastors, assistant pastors, and missionaries in beginning their Master of Arts program. Ten individuals will be chosen to receive a 50% tuition discount on the first three two-credit hour modules in their M.A. program.

This scholarship is open to new students only. For the purpose of this scholarship, a new student is defined as a person who has never taken a class at FBTS or has not taken a seminary class for credit at FBTS during the three years prior to applying for this scholarship.

How to Apply
1. Apply for admission to Faith Baptist Theological Seminary by downloading the application. You must submit the complete application to be considered for this scholarship. The module-only application will not be sufficient.

2. Complete the online application for the Faithful Servant Scholarship below. This application requires you to submit a brief essay (500–1,000 words) stating why you desire to attend Faith and the benefits you hope to achieve for your life and ministry through your education.

Selection Criteria
1. Current involvement in vocational Christian service as a pastor, assistant pastor, or missionary

2. Completion of the application for admission to Faith Baptist Theological Seminary (including reference forms). The reference forms will serve the dual purpose of evaluation for acceptance for admission and for scholarship consideration.

3. Demonstration of potential for seminary-level study based on college transcript(s)

4. Expression of personal and ministry benefits through the scholarship application essay

Deadline
You must complete your seminary application, along with the scholarship application, by June 30, 2013. Apply early, however, because only a limited number of scholarships are available. The FBTS faculty will choose the recipients within ten days of the submission of the admission and scholarship applications.

You must take all three modules within a 24-month period of time. You must earn a B (3.0) in each module to retain scholarship eligibility.

Take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your education and strengthen your ministry.

 

Faithful Servant Scholarship Application

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