Ans. Bethany is . . .
1. Incorporated under the laws of the State
of Alabama and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Internal
Revenue Service as a non-profit religious institution.
2. Bethany has provided biblical educational
programs of study leading to an earned religious degree since
opening its doors in Dothan, Alabama 1982, and has presented
evidence that it qualifies for exemption from requirements
of licensure pursuant to the Code of Alabama, Title 16-46-3,
1 through10, (a) (1), (b), (c), (d), and (e). Bethany was
first issued a Certificate of Exemption on February 19, 1982,
Certificate number 117.
3. Approved by the Veteran Administration
for veterans who attend on-site classes.
4. Approved (college division) by the Evangelical Training
Association, formerly known as ETTA, to award the ETA certificates.
5 . A member of the United States Distance
Learning Association (this is not an accrediting association).
To learn more about the USDLA, you may access their web site
view Bethany's listing with the USDLA, you may access the
6. Bethany has been granted "Affiliate
Status" with the Association for Biblical Higher
Education. Bethany Divinity College and Seminary is an affiliate
institution of the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
As such, it participates in and contributes to collegial and
professional development activities of the Association. Affiliate
status does not, however, constitute, imply, or presume ABHE
accredited state at present or in the future. The ABHE is
recognized by CHEA and CORPA, and listed by the United States
Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting
agency. For more information concerning "Affiliate
Status" - Go here
Note: The primary focus of the Association
for Biblical Higher Education is accreditation, but non-member
institutions may also relate to the Association through an
Affiliate Status. This affords affiliate institutions the
opportunity to take advantage of many of the programs and
services that the Association provides without becoming an
accredited member. Affiliation with the Association is not
to be confused with accreditation.