American Bible University (ABU) is accredited by the National Accrediting Board for Bible Colleges and Seminaries (NABBCS) to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

NABBCS is an evangelical, faith based, not a US Department of Education, accrediting agency.


American Bible University (ABU) has elected not to seek regional or US Government accreditation based on the desire to teach the whole Word of God. We will not compromise the Biblical message and therefore do not seek the approval of government recognized accreditation.

Many of our course descriptions closely match those of accredited Bible colleges and seminaries. ABU students will be well positioned to use portfolio equivalency to gain course credit and advanced standing at accredited colleges or seminaries that have a provision to grant portfolio based credit.

Accepting credits earned at another institution is the prerogative of the receiving institution. No college, school or accrediting agency can require another institution to accept in transfer credit earned somewhere else. Even when the sending institution is accredited by the same agency as the receiving school, there is no guarantee credits will transfer.

Students wishing to transfer credits to other schools are responsible for finding out about the acceptance of credit by the receiving institution.

ABU programs are strictly designed for believers who desire to be equipped and trained for effective Christian ministry.


Degree programs of study offered by ABU are exempt from the requirements for licensure under the provisions of the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities (SBICU). Exemption from licensure is not based upon any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards. Every other Bible College or seminary in the State offering legitimate degrees operates under the same statute. In accordance with the provision of the Florida Department of Education General Statues Section 1005.06(1)(f), ABU offers the following degrees: Associate of Ministry, Bachelor of Biblical Studies, Master of Divinity, Master of Christian Counseling, and Doctor of Theology.


The most important accreditation comes from our faithfulness to the Word of God and our obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit.We are confident that your Spirit-anointed ministry is what will accredit our programs and open doors before you for a continually expanding ministry. “…Some people need to bring letters of recommendation with them or ask you to write letters of recommendation for them. But the only letter of recommendation we need is you yourselves! Your lives are a letter written in our hearts, and everyone can read it and recognize our good work among you. Clearly, you are a letter from Christ prepared by us. It is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on stone, but on human hearts.” – 2 Corinthians 3:1-3