Learn About Our Accreditation

BTS is a charter member of the Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries (ARTS).

Although ARTS is an accrediting agency, it has not yet obtained recognition from the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ARTS is currently in the process of applying for CHEA recognition. As a religious institution offering graduate degrees, BTS is exempt from Alabama 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, etc.) that recognize BTS classes and degree programs.

In addition, multiple presbyterian and Baptist denominations fully recognize BTS degrees as ordainable and employable. If you have any other questions about BTS’s accreditation, please contact the BTS office.

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.