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Accreditation and Memberships

Trinity International University of Ambassadors Corp. is an accredited member of the World-Wide Accreditation Commission of Christian Education Institutions, the Commission on Biblical Higher Education, and the National Association of Private Theological Institutions (NAPTI). TIUA are members of the National Bible College Association (NBCA), The Adult Higher Education Alliance and Academic Council of Educational Accountability (AHEA), and the Academic Council for Educational Accountability (ACEA).

The U.S. Department of Education states that accreditation itself is a voluntary process. Many high-quality, legitimate, and legal Colleges and Universities and other higher education institutions operate today without accreditation.

There is no mandate by federal law for a School, College, or University to be accredited or recognized. Many good schools are not accredited. Each accreditor has its own unique standards and, thus, there is no national consistency in institutional accreditation. Non-US governmental agencies award accreditation in the United States. Again, accreditation is strictly a voluntary option in the United States.

"The United States has no Federal Ministry of Education or other centralized authority exercising single national control over post-secondary educational institutions in this country. The States assume varying degrees of control over education, however, in general institutions of higher education are permitted to operate with considerable independence and autonomy. As a consequence, American educational institutions can vary widely in the character and quality of their programs.

In order to ensure a basic level of quality, the practice of accreditation arose in the United States as a means of conducting non-governmental, peer evaluation of educational institutions and programs. Private educational associations of regional or national scope have adopted criteria reflecting the qualities of a sound educational program and have developed procedures for evaluating institutions or programs to determine whether or not they are operating at basic levels of quality." (U.S. Dept Education website)


Trinity International University of Ambassadors Corp. is a private corporation in the state of Florida and is legally authorized by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities (SBICU) with religious exemption authority to offer degree programs that are designed solely for religious vocations.

TIUA makes no claims, implied or otherwise, that our educational programs, courses, or curricula are the same as offered by secular state colleges and universities. TIUA desires to remain separate and thereby maintain our religious prerogatives and freedom to compose courses and design degree programs that are in accordance with our Biblical convictions and beliefs. TIUA is not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education. Credits and Degrees earned at TIUA are for those in Christian service.

(b) Where promotional material for an unaccredited institution consists of an advertisement in a periodical published by a person or entity that is not affiliated with the unaccredited institution, the disclosure required in subsection (a) may be abbreviated to state as follows NOT ACCREDITED BY AN AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION. The disclosure required under this subsection shall be made in a type size as large or larger than any other text in the advertisement.

TIUA has elected Biblical Accrediting Agencies b because of our desire to remain free from the control of any Federal, State, or private agency controlled by same, that will not allow complete Religious Freedom in our curriculum and student body.

  International Affiliation  

Organizations of Americas States and the United Nations Civil Society

UN ECOSOC Ngo with Consultative Status with the United Nations

School Affiliation

T.I.U.A. School of Business is a member of the AACSB International (AACSB) the world’s largest business education alliance.


Currently seeking accreditation from The Association for Biblical Higher Education of North American agency, made of approximately 200 post-secondary institutions throughout North America specializing in biblical ministry formation and professional leadership education. ABHE exists to enhance the quality and credibility of higher educational institutions that engage students in biblical, transformational, experiential, and missional higher education through accreditation, professional development, and collaborative engagements benefiting the Kingdom of Christ.