|24 Conditions of Eligibility||
8 Conditions of Eligibility
(13 counting sub-points)
17 Conditions of Eligibility
(38 counting sub-points)
|7 Eligibility Criteria (brief version) with a complete list of requirements in Part 2, Section I, Eligibility Requirements, DEAC Accreditation Handbook, pp. 10–11.|
|*Tenets of Faith
*Chief Executive Officer
*Assessment and Public Accountability
*Ministry Formation Program
*Institutional Stability and Capacity
|*Graduate, professional, theological degrees for leadership in Christian or Jewish communities
*Has graduated a group of M.Div. or similar students
*Six qualified, full-time professors (including teaching administrators)
*Student body of sufficient size for a community of peer learning
*Graduate-level studies in theological disciplines designed for preparation for ministry
*Involvement in the theological education community (e.g., faculty in professional societies, relationships w ATS schools, …)
*Quality, stability and permanence (e.g., facilities, library, finances…)
*Governance and administrative structures
*Mission & Name
*Organizational Structure (board, CEO, CAO)
*Publications and Policies
*Library & Learning
*Facilities & Equipment
*Health & Security
|*Each program offered by the institution is predominantly distance education or correspondence education (51% or more).
*The institution must be properly licensed, authorized, exempted or approved by the applicable state educational institutional authority (or its equivalent for non-U.S. institutions).
*At the time of initial application, the institution must have been enrolling students in current programs for two consecutive years under the present ownership.
*There is evidence via audited or reviewed financial statements that the institution is financially sound.
*The name being used by the institution is free from any association with any activity that could damage the reputation of the Accrediting Commission.
*The institution, its owners, governing board members, officials and administrators possess sound reputations and demonstrate a record of integrity and ethical conduct.
*The institution agrees that as part of the application process, the owners, officers and managers may be subject to a background check by DEAC.