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Authorization, Accreditation and Affiliations

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 also holds applicant status with the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407.207.0808). Applicant status is a pre-membership status granted to those institutions that meet the ABHE Conditions of Eligibility and that possess such qualities as may provide a basis for achieving candidate status within five years.


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.

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: Teleo University is exempt with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. An exemption is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. See the current letter of authorization from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education

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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 offers global online distance education in partnership with T-Net International. For more than 30 years T-Net has been training pastors and church leaders to revitalize their churches as disciple making churches. or


Teleo University 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 Teleo University's member profile at ECFA.

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