North Carolina Theological Seminary (NCTS) is doubly accredited by Transworld Accrediting Commission International (TACI) (9085 California Avenue Riverside, California 92508-6039, USA) and The Accrediting Commission International (ACI) (Bebee, Arkansas).


Each North Carolina Theological Seminary campus is accredited by Accrediting Commission International; many campuses are accredited by both Transworld Accrediting Commission International (TACI) and Accrediting Commission International (ACI). Please view our campus listing on the Campuses page for more details.


Transworld Accrediting Commission International (TACI)

“Transworld Accrediting Commission International is a professional, federally recognized, non-profit church educational organization whose philosophy is to demonstrate accountability to the consuming public for education obtained in non-traditional evangelical educational institutions. This accountability is demonstrated by institutions that are accredited by TAC (Transworld Accrediting Commission International’s governing board), having documented evidence of compliance with TACI standards of structure and governance, material resources, policies, faculty and curriculum (a).”


Accrediting Commission International

“Accrediting Commission International is an international accrediting commission which holds as its primary objective the encouragement and maintenance of sound scholarship and the highest academic achievement in the areas of private education. Quality education is the goal at all times. Its purpose is the preparation of quality education in private schools, colleges, and theological seminaries. It is a non-governmental body and makes no claim to be connected with the government (b).”


(a).  Transworld Accrediting Commission Intl., 2017. Web. 6 Dec 2017.  http://www.transworldaccrediting.com/our-purpose/.

(b).  MADM GRAPHIX, 2017. Web. 6 Dec 2017.  http://accreditnow.com/index.php/accreditation/.



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