Accreditation,  Affiliation, and Authorization

Statement on Accreditation

Asia Theological Association (ATA): Teleo University is a candidate for accreditation with ATA and is currently completing a year-long self-study in preparation for hosting the ATA Visiting Evaluation Team (VET) in October 2022. We anticipate full program accreditation by late 2022 or early 2023. Asia Theological Association has 361 member institutions in 33 nations in Asia and beyond. 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 for the enhancement of evangelical theological education worldwide. See the ATA letter granting Candidacy Status for Accreditation.


In November 2019 Teleo University was granted applicant status 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 international focus with distance education students in Asia and Africa, ABHE recommended and the Teleo University board approved pursuing accreditation through the Asia Theological Association, the largest and most diverse ICETE accrediting association with member institutions in many of the countries where our distance education students live. ICETE global map of member associations.

Statement of Affiliation 

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.


Statement of Authorization

Teleo University operates 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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