Accreditation Process

Step 1. Submit an application via email with all required attachments (See here): The accreditation committee reviews all documents submitted and provides feedback to the applicant in one month, from the date of submitting the application.

Step 2. Receive your feedback by e-mail: The accreditation committee usually provides three types of feedback:

  1. Application approved without further conditions.

  2. Application approved subject to minor conditions. In this case, the board's feedback should clearly state the conditions, advice and expectations. The candidate is eligible for associate member status but not for accredited member status as long as the stipulated conditions are not fully met. Please note that if you make substantial changes to the proposed program (s), you will need to submit a new application for expert review.

  3. The proposed program is NOT APPROVED. You must resolve the highlighted issues and resubmit your application form and documents. While you are encouraged to incorporate the advice of the accreditation committee, you are also allowed to gradually seek advice from the board as you make changes.

Step 3. Submit the accreditation fee, upon notification of approval. Payment instructions and methods will be provided.

Step 4. Receive your official Full Theological Accreditation certificate by e-mail attachment. This is a quality document with a seal and signature that can be immediately printed on parchment paper and framed for display.

Step 5. IABMM renewal is required On January 31st of each calendar year. Submit the renewal evaluation form provided, and pay the renewal fee on or before January 31st of each calendar year.