Explanation About Accreditation

Over the years, the word “accreditation” as used by those involved in higher education has acquired various interpretations, but essentially it indicates that some outside responsible body of educators have examined a school and found it to be doctrinally, academically, and financially reliable, and has certified that it meets their ethical standards. The purpose is to simply assure the public that the school is a reputable establishment.What ordination is to a minister, accreditation is to a school. Therefore, most faculty and degree students feel that accreditation is very important, although it is not legally required. It’s a voluntary process.There is no such thing as Federal or State accreditation of a Bible school, for civil government has no authority to regulate religious training or what certificates we issue for it.

This is an issue of separation of church and state, as Jesus said, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Mark 12:17.5). In a Spiritual sense, the highest accreditation any school could have would be the blessings of Divine Providence. Our best accreditation is the successful lives and ministries of our satisfied students.


Accreditation of The Alpha and Omega Bible Institute

We are fully accredited by the WORLD-WIDE ACCREDITATION COMMISSION OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (WWAC). Anyone wishing to contact them for verification may write to:


Dr. Paul Richardson, Executive President, 2800 Blendwell Road, Richmond VA 24234.

We wish to make it perfectly clear that due to the principle of separation of Church and state Mark 12:17; James 4:4; II Corinthians 6:14, the WWAC has chosen not to seek endorsement by either the EAES or COPA. The WAAC is a rapidly growing organization with a respected network of over 200 schools on the cutting edge of the Cause of Christ.



We are not certified by the State of Virginia to issue any degrees. You will receive a Certificate of Completion after each Module is completed. In the future it is our intention to complete all of the required paperwork that is necessary by the State of Virginia to issue various types of degrees for theological education.