Accreditation & Affiliation

Accreditation

The Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) is registered as a religious school at the Lebanese Ministry of Education. However, its degrees are not recognized by the Department of Higher Education. Consequently, ABTS has obtained institutional accreditation from the European Council for Theological Education (ECTE) as an alternative provider of higher education in 2012 together with programme accreditation for the following programmes: Certificate in Ministry, EQF level 5, 2019; Bachelor of Theology, EQF level 6, 2015; Master of Religion in MENA Studies, EQF level 7, 2015. ECTE accreditation of alternative providers of higher education indicates that the learning opportunities offered by ABTS are compliant with the European Standards and Guidelines for higher education and attests to the level of the learning opportunities according to the EQF.

In addition, ABTS and its programs are also accredited by the Middle East and North Africa Association for Theological Education (MENATE) since 2016.

Affiliation

The Arab Baptist Theological Seminary is an active member of the following associations:

  • Middle East and North Africa Association for Theological Education (MENATE).
  • Consortium of European Baptist Theological Schools (CEBTS) .
  • European Council for Theological Education (ECTE).