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Authorization, Accreditation and Affiliations

Government Authorization

Teleo University is headquartered in the United States of America and is incorporated as a religious, nonprofit educational institution with a United States Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) charitable status. Teleo University is authorized to grant degrees under the authority of the state of Minnesota Office of Higher Education and qualifies for a religious exemption from sections §136A.61 to §136A.71 under Minn. Stat. §136A.657. As an institution solely dedicated to religious training, Teleo University has submitted all programs to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education but is not required to register. MN OHE, 1450 Energy Park Dr. Ste 350, Saint Paul, MN 55108 (651) 642-0567 See the current letter of authorization from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education

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Academic Accreditation

Teleo University is an Accredited Member of the Asia Theological Association (ATA). ATA evaluates and accredits both Institutions and Programs. ATA has certified that Teleo University has complied with the standards prescribed by the ATA Commission on Accreditation and Educational Development (CAED). Teleo University's current Certificate of Accreditation is valid for 2022-2027. See Accredited Programs


ATA is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) and the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE), a global network of nine regional associations of theological schools concerned with enhancing evangelical theological education worldwide. ATA has over 380 member institutions in 33 nations in Asia, as well as in Africa, Australia, and North America.


Teleo University began the accreditation process with the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (COA). ABHE is the International Council for Evangelical Education (ICETE) member for accrediting theological institutions in North America. However, because of Teleo University's global focus on distance education, ABHE recommended obtaining accreditation through Asia Theological Association. ATA is the largest and most diverse ICETE accrediting association with member institutions in many countries where our distance education students live. ICETE global map of member associations.

Ministry Affiliations 

Teleo University is an Affiliate Member of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA)The WEA is the broadest organizational and global manifestation of what it means to be an evangelical. Since its establishment in 1846, the WEA has served as a global platform for Christian fellowship and unity. Today, the WEA is a network of churches in 143 nations that have joined to give a worldwide identity, voice, and platform to more than 600 million evangelical Christians. Teleo University is also listed in the WEA Evangelical Training Directory of Bible Colleges.

Teleo University is the global online distance education arm of T-Net International. T-Net International is a tax-exempt

non-profit religious institution under section 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, as described in section 501(c)(3). or T-Net International is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). The ECFA provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, transparency, fundraising, and board governance. View T-Net's member profile at ECFA.

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