In the United States accreditation, is a service provided by private agencies and is not a governmental process. Accreditation is a voluntary process for which a school may apply and gain if they meet the standards of the accrediting agency upon examination.
While there are many private, non-government accrediting agencies available, Landmark Baptist Theological Seminary is proud to be a member in good standing of Baptist International Accrediting Agency.
You are invited to inquire as to our status by calling or writing to:
Baptist International Accrediting Agency
1909 Thomas Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76117
Baptist International Accrediting Agency Statement:
“Accreditation means to give official authorization to or approval of; to provide with credentials; to recognize or vouch for as conforming with a standard; to recognize (an educational institution) as maintaining standards that qualify the graduates for admission to higher or more specialized institutions or for professional practice; to consider or recognize as outstanding.” (Source Merriam Webster dictionary)
The Goal of Accreditation:
The goal or purpose of the Baptist International Accrediting Agency is to ensure that education provided by our member institutions meet acceptable levels of quality higher education.
For that reason, Baptist International Accrediting Agency has developed evaluation criteria and conducts peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met. Institutions or programs that request BIAA membership and meet our criteria receive “accreditation” from BIAA.
Therefore, Accreditation is a quality assurance through external peer review. When an institution is accredited, it has demonstrated that it meets the high standards set by organizations representing the academic membership of BIAA.
To maintain accreditation the institution or program must undergo a similar review on a regular basis. Onsite reviews are conducted every 5 years.
Baptist International Accrediting Agency is an international accrediting agency established to encourage and maintain high academic standards in the areas of private education. We are a non-governmental agency and make no claim to be connected with the government.