According to the USDOE, accreditation means that an institute of higher learning has demonstrated commitment to providing courses and programs that allow students to make practical use of the skills they have acquired. Although accreditation is voluntary, a college that receives it must demonstrate rigorous standards of excellence. Calvary Chapel University has a heart and vision for accreditation. We have consistently maintained a rigor and infrastructure in preparation for accreditation standards.
Calvary Chapel University is approved to operate and award degrees under a religious exemption. To file a complaint please write a letter or email to: Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL. 32399-0400
Or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CCU is currently in the application stage for accreditation with TRACS.
TRACS is recognized by both the United States Department of Education (USDOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a national institutional accrediting agency for Christian postsecondary institutions, colleges, universities, and seminaries. At this time, CCU cannot give a timeline of when TRACS accreditation will potentially occur. CCU will not be able to officially “grandfather” in any previously earned degrees once CCU is accredited. TRACS only accredits schools, not specific degrees.
Calvary Chapel University (CCU) is a 100% online private, non-for-profit institution with its main business office located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. CCU is licensed by the Florida Department of Education through a religious exemption. CCU seeks authorization or exemption, as applicable, in U.S. states in compliance with federal and state regulations that govern the offering of online programs. CCU is in a continuous process to monitor regulations in states in which it offers programs and courses. Regulations vary by state. Please review regulatory information and professional licensing requirements in your state of residence prior to submitting an application for admission to CCU.
For specific information regarding state authorization contact:
Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
Although policies differ depending on schools, CCU credits and degrees have been accepted by a number of schools including the following.
ACTS accepts the CCU Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education for certification. CCU biblical studies and education methods courses are also accepted for certification.
CCU is a member school of (ACSI) which approves all biblical and educational studies courses for CEU credits. Students may earn up to 9 CEU credits for one course. ACSI also accepts the CCU Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education for initial certification.
CCEA is a valued partner. As an exclusive fellowship of Calvary Chapel Fellowships and Christian Schools, CCEA was created to help all Calvary Chapel fellowships with an emphasis on schools. While other education associations concentrate on large schools, CCEA lends a helping hand to the smaller Calvary Chapel Christian schools.
Recently Calvary Chapel re-launched a newly designed. The new site functions as an “open-source” collaborative effort. Read about CCU in their education section.
CCA is the administrative connection point for the Calvary Chapel Movement of churches. It keeps a record of associated Calvary Chapel senior pastors. One of the functions of CCA is to promote official Calvary Chapel regional, national and international events. CCA also serves in various support roles to local Calvary Chapel churches and senior pastors. It is overseen by the Calvary Chapel Association Council, which consists of over 20 seasoned Calvary Chapel senior pastors from around the world.
The Biblical Counseling program at CCU is approved as a certified training center for IABC. The International Association of Biblical Counselors consists of men and women committed to serious reliance on Scripture as sufficient and authoritative, and devoted to helping God’s people apply His truth to their personal lives in practical ways.
CCU Assessment Plan 2018
Board Approved, January 2018