Accrediting Agencies

The list is not exhaustive. An acronym can apply to more than one agency, and an agency can have more than one acronym.

Initials Accrediting Agency
   
AAA Adventist Accrediting Association (Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities)
AABC Association for Biblical Higher Education (formerly Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges, now replaced by ABHE)
AAIA Agencia Acreditadora de la Iglesia Adventista
ABGTS Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary
ABHE Association for Biblical Higher Education
ABIBET Brazilian Association of Institutions of Baptist Theological Education
ACATE Association of Centres of Adult Theological Education
ACBC Association of Canadian Bible Colleges
ACCR Accreditation Commission Czech Republic
ACI Accrediting Commission International
ACS Association of Christian Schools
ACT Australian College of Theology
ACTEA Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa
ACTS ACTS Seminaries, Trinity Western University
AETAL Association for Evangelical Theological Education in Latin America
AFCCS American Federation of Christian Colleges & Schools
ALIET Asociacion Latinoamericana de Instituciones de Educacion Teologica
ANZATS Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools
APTA Asia Pacific Theological Association
AQAS Agentur für Qualirätssicherung durch Akkreditierung von Studiengängen
AQTF Australian Quality Training Framework
ARACIS Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
ARTS Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries
ASATI Association of Southern African Theological Institutions
ASIT Association of Seminaries and Theological Institutions
ASQA Australian Skills Quality Authority
ASTE Asociacao de Seminarios Teologicos Evangelicos 
ASTHEOL Association of Theology Institutions in Francophone Africa
ATA Asia Theological Association
ATEQSA Australian Tertiary Education Qualifications and Standards Agency
ATESEA Association for Theological Education in South East Asia
ATI Association of Theological Institutions (India)
ATIEA Association of Theological Institutions in East Africa
ATIME Association for Theological Schools in the Middle East
ATISCA Association of Theological Institutions in Southern and Central Africa
ATK Academia Teologii Katholikiej
ATS Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
ATTS African Theological Training Service
AUDTRS Association of University Departments of Theology and Religious Studies
   
BAC British Accreditation Council
BETI Bulgarian Evangelical Theological Institute
BTF Brussels Theological Faculty
BUA British Universities of Academics
   
CCCU Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
CETA Carribbean Evangelical Theological Association
CETELA Comunidad de Educacion Teologica Ecumenica Latinoamericana y Caribe 
CGCE Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Education
CHEP Commission of Higher Education of the Philippines
CITAF Conseil des Institutions Théologiques d'Afrique francophone
COCTI Conference of Catholic Theological Institutions
CTECCC Committee on Theological Education of China Christian Council
CTM Comunidad Teológica de México
CUEA Catholic University of Eastern Africa
   
EAAA Euro-Asian Accrediting Association
EEAA European Evangelical Accrediting Association
EPTA European Pentecostal Theological Association
   
FME French Ministry of Education
   
GMH Gimlekollen Media Høgskole
   
HME Hungarian Ministry of Education
   
IACS International Accrediting Commission for Schools
IATA International Association for Theological Accreditation
ICETE International Council for Evangelical Theological Education
ICI International Correspondence Institutute
ICP Institut Catholique de Paris
IFTM Institut de formation théologique de Montréal
   
JATE Japanese Association of Theological Education
   
KAATS Korean Association of Accredited Theological Schools
   
MAB Magyar Akkreditációs Bizottság
MATS Malaysia Association of Theological Schools
MEATE Middle East Associaiton for Theological Educaiton
MEC Ministério da Educação e Cultura
   
NABG The National Accreditation Board of Ghana
NASC Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
NCA North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
NCACS see NCA
NCACU see NCA
NEAA National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency
NEAATS North East Asia Association of Theological Schools
NHSC National Home Study Council
NOKUT Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education
NQA Namibia Qualifications Authority
NSW DET NSW Department of Education and Training
NZQA New Zealand Qualification Authority
   
OCMS Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
   
PAAS Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools
PABATS Philippine Association of Bible and Theological Schools
PASTI Persekutuan Antar Sekolah Teologi Injili in Indonesia
PATK Papieska Akademia Teologiczna w Krakowie
PERSETIA Indonesian Association of Theological Schools
PKA Państwowej Komisji Akredytacyjnej
   
QAAUK Quality Assurance Agency UK
   
SAABC Southern Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges
SACS Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
SATS South African Theological Seminary
SPABC South Pacific Association of Bible Colleges
SPAEC South Pacific Association of Evangelical Colleges
SPATS South Pacific Association of Theological Schools
STGKI Sekolah Teol. Gereja Kemah Inji
   
TAFTEE The Association For Theological Education by Extension
TCU Tanzania Commission of Universities
TECSL Tertiary Education Commission Sierra Leone
TEE Theological Education by Extension
TQA Tasmanian Qualifications Authority
TRACS Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
   
UNCHE Uganda National Council for Higher Education
UNISA University of South Africa
WAAST West African Advanced School of Theology
   
WAATI West Africa Association of Theological Institutions
WASC Western Association of Schools and Colleges
WOCATI World Conference of Associations of Theological Institutions