Biblical Higher Education
JJBI HL is a fully accredited member of (GEAC) Global Evangelical Accrediting Commission - A non-governmental accrediting agency. The Global Evangelical Accrediting Commission is a professional non-profit educational organization whose philosophy is to demonstrate quality assurance and accountability to the consuming public for education obtained in non-traditional evangelical education institutions. This accountability is demonstrated by institutions that are accredited by GEAC having documented evidence of compliance with state approval to operate as a college, school, institute, or seminary. GEAC has standards of structure and governance to evaluate, material resources, policies, faculty and curriculum. GEAC is 501c3 Non-Profit Corporation operating legally in the State of Alabama. JJBI is a fully accredited member of the American Accrediting Association of Theological Institutions (AAATI) is not just your average accrediting association in which schools join fellowship or share ideologies, but is rather an approved accrediting agency (association). American Accrediting Association of Theological Institutions Inc. (AAATI) Accrediting associations are not required to be approved or recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). AAATI is a private, non-secular, Christian Accrediting Association organized as a Non-Profit Corporation under The Laws of the State of North Carolina. AAATI is also tax exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is well qualified to accredit campus as well as institutions for distance learning. A.A.A. T. I. is operated by a capable, well-qualified, highly recognized and acclaimed Board of Directors. As of March 28, 2015 the American Association of Higher Education Accreditation (AAHEA), announced that Jehovah Jireh Bible Institute Higher Learning has successfully met the requirements mandated by the AAHEA Board of Directors and is awarded the "Accreditation Candidate Status." As of June 2015 Jehovah Jireh Bible Institute Higher Learning was awarded "Fully Accreditation Member Status." This recognition is granted in testimony of compliance with the criteria established by the AAHEA Board of Directors. We wish to congratulate Jehovah Jireh Bible Institute Higher Learning administration and staff for a job, “well-done” and above and beyond that of the standard minimum requirements. With the current trend in education, we believe the AAHEA has the most recognized and respected non-governmental accreditation available internationally, and is certainly the oldest, 140 years of dedicated service to providing quality assurance education for secular and religious institutions. [AAHEA.org]
A WORD ABOUT ACCREDITATION:
Postsecondary Institutions accreditation agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education/or CHEA receive federal and state funding in many instances. JJBI/HL does not accept federal or state funds because of our belief in separation of church and state. Neither do we intend to conform, our educational standards to regulations, and/or course materials that federal and state public affiliations would most likely impose. JJBI/HL is not required to be approved by a governmental educational system. We are not alone in this, for there are many fine and highly acclaimed Christian Institutions which take a similar position. Our purpose is to equip born-again believers to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in Christian Ministry. Our intent is to remain an institution devoted to ecclesiastical vocations not secular vocations. Accreditation is a voluntary, cooperative process by which schools willingly agree to abide by, adhere, to, and participate in a set of established standards in order to promote quality education. In particular, for religious institutes of higher learning, these standards are for the purpose of promoting the spiritual as well as the academic quality of education. Thus the goals are set by the accreditation association(s) and agreed upon by those who are accredited by such associations. The purpose of being accredited is to let students know that you are committed to a standard of excellence, although, your school will reflect its competence and integrity. Students or prospective students like to know that the school they attend is geared toward constant improvement and academic excellence. If your sole purpose of needing an education is for the Gospel ministry or a related field within Christian service, secular accreditation is not necessary or required. Although it is not required we will strive to be accredited by those associations who set forth standards of high academics and student achievement. Most all churches accept Christian education regardless of which accreditation group (if any) the school is with. If you are studying for other than the Gospel ministry or Christian service, make sure that the school you attend belongs to a regional (governmental) accrediting association. When educating those in Christian service, secular accreditation may not be necessary. Even though a school, college, or institute is accredited it does not guarantee transfer of credits or employment. [For more information on institution’s academic standards and accreditation, contact school: (256) 215-4211 or (256) 749-0787.