Learn About Our Accreditation

BTS is a charter member of the Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries (ARTS) and has been accredited by ARTS for over 20 years.

The mission of the Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries (ARTS) is to preserve and advance the academic quality, accountability, and improvement of institutions committed to educating students in the tenets of Reformed Theology.

As an accrediting agency, ARTS is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for the following scope of accreditation:

ARTS Commission on Accreditation accredits United States-based institutions and other locations as determined by the Commission on Accreditation, which offer baccalaureate and/or graduate degrees in fields aimed at preparing students for Christian service and ministry through biblical and theological studies of Reformed traditions. (2024)

As a religious institution offering graduate degrees under the supervision of a local church, BTS has been approved as exempt from Alabama education licensure laws.

BTS also holds special agreements and/or articulation agreements with a number of other seminaries (Reformed Theological Seminary, Covenant Theological Seminary, Southern Seminary, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, etc.) that recognize BTS classes and degree programs.

Interested in Taking a Course?

As part of a diverse community of learners, you will be taught courses by pastor/professors that are academically excellent, biblically faithful, and ministry-oriented, equipping you for a life of ministry and humble leadership in Christ.