Accreditation | IBCS

Accreditation and Recognitions

IBCS holds accreditation from TRACS. You can learn more about the accreditation status of IBCS below.

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International Baptist College and Seminary is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; e-mail:], having been awarded Reaffirmation II of its Accredited Status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on October 27, 2015. This status is effective for a period of ten years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDOE), the Council for Higher Education (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

IBCS is also a member of the American Association of Christian Colleges and Seminaries (AACCS).

In May 2018, IBCS was approved to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) by the Arizona SARA Council, which is a member of NC SARA and the state portal entity for Arizona SARA participating institutions (

Participation in SARA allows IBCS to teach via distance learning technologies in participating SARA states and US Territories. Please visit the NC SARA site for a current participating list (

SARA is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establishes national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. For more information, please visit


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