American Accrediting Association of Theological Institutions


American Accrediting Association of Theological Institutions
Not to be confused with the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, the primary accreditation agency for North American seminaries.

American Accrediting Association of Theological Institutions (AAATI) is a Christian nonprofit accreditation mill, based in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.[1] It was formed in 1983.[citation needed] It is operated by Cecil Johnson, president of Christian Bible College, a distance education Bible college based in Rocky Mount that Levicoff identifies as a diploma mill.[2]

AAATI is not recognized as an accreditor by either the United States Department of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation.[3]

Affiliated institutions

Institutions that have claimed membership in, or accreditation from, the AAATI include:

  • Alpha Omega Bible College & Seminary Inc., Elkton, South Dakota and Shalom Bible College & Seminary, West Des Moines, Iowa[4]
  • Christian Bible College, Rocky Mount, North Carolina[1]
  • International Institute of Church Management Inc., based in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, USA, and Chennai, India[5]
  • Liberty Bible College and Seminary [6]
  • National Chaplains Institute's Biblical Life College and Seminary (distance education) [7]
  • Oval Bible College[8]
  • Pacific International University[9]
  • Slidell Baptist Seminary[citation needed]
  • Therapon University[10]
  • White Horse School of Ministry, West Lafayette, Indiana[citation needed]
  • Zion Ministerial Institute[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ a b Statement of Faith, Christian Bible College website (accessed October 21, 2007)
  2. ^ Steve Levicoff. Name It and Frame It?. (3rd edition) Institute on Religion and Law. 1993 (page 34-35) ASIN B0006F1PCQ
  3. ^ Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  4. ^ Accreditation, Alpha Omega Bible College & Seminary website (accessed October 21, 2007)
  5. ^ Accreditation and Membership Particulars, International Institute of Church Management website (accessed October 21, 2007)
  6. ^ Liberty Bible College and Seminary Accreditation page (accessed May 1, 2009)
  7. ^ Biblical Life College & Seminary webpage (accessed October 21, 2007)
  8. ^ Oval Bible College home page (accessed May 14, 2009)
  9. ^ Pacific International website states that its "memberships do NOT constitute accreditation by the U.S. Office of Education.""Credentials and recognition". Pacific International University. January 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-05-04. http://web.archive.org/web/20060504034113/http://paciu.edu/profile/distance-learning-credentials-recognition.shtml. Retrieved 2007-10-21. 
  10. ^ Therapon University

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