Affiliation and Authorization

Affiliations and Authorization

Association for Biblical Higher Education Affiliate Membership:

Vision International University is an Affiliate institution of the Association for Biblical Higher Education.  As such, it participates in and contributes to collegial and professional development activities of the Association. Affiliate status does not, however, constitute, imply, or presume ABHE accredited status at present or in the future.

The Association of Biblical Higher Education:
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32822
Voice: 407.207.0808
FAX: 407.207.0840
Site: www.ABHE.org
Email: info@ABHE.org

Authorization:

Vision International University has Exempt Status pursuant to the California Private Postsecondonary Education Act of 2009 (Act). Vision is exempt from regulation under the Act, pursuant to CEC section 94874(e)(1), “An institution owned, controlled, and operated and maintained by a religious organization lawfully operating as a nonprofit religious corporation…”

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798
By E-mail to: bppe@dca.ca.gov
Phone: 916-574-7720


Licenses, Credentials, and Transfer of Credit:

VIU degree programs are not designed to meet any particular local, state, or national licensing or credentialing laws in any particular nation, but do meet the requirements established by many private, independent professional associations. Various regionally or nationally accredited colleges and seminaries throughout the USA may accept transfer students, credits, and degrees from educational institutions such as Vision. Transfer of credit is always at the discretion of the receiving institution.


Acceptance of Vision International University degrees in the United States

Degrees issued by Vision International University have Exempt Status pursuant to the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (Act). Vision is exempt from regulation under the Act, pursuant to CEC section 94874(e)(1) Not all states accept unaccredited degrees approved by another state. The following states have legislation that may prohibit or limit the use of Vision International University degrees in certain contexts. Degrees earned at Vision International University are designed for religious purposes only. Under no circumstance should a Vision International University degree be used to gain public employment or promotion outside of California, either with a government agency or a public school system.*

 


Memberships

Vision International University is an institutional member of:

The International Association of Bible Colleges and Seminaries, an non Governmental Religious accrediting agency.

IABCS
6171 Gateway Rd.,
Columbus, GA 31909
www.iabcs.org

Academic Council for Educational Accountability (Founding Member)

ACEA
P.O. Box 9000
SRB FL 32459
www.acea-school.org
Phone Number: 1-877-610-59741-877-610-5974 


ACCESS The Association of Christian Distance Education
P.O. Box 10253
Chicago, IL 60610
(864) 379 – 6669
http://www.accessed.org

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* Prospective students and inquirers are encouraged to contact the following state degree authorization authorities for a clear explanation of the acceptance and restriction of a Vision International University degree in each particular state:

North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
2718 Gateway Avenue
Suite 303
Bismarck, ND 58503-0585
(701) 328-9641 – Phone
(701) 328-9647 – Fax
espbinfo@nd.gov

Oregon Office of Degree Authorization
1500 Valley River Drive
Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 687-7452
http://www.osac.state.or.us/oda

New Jersey Commission on Higher Education
PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542
(609)-292-4310
http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/

Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education
302 W Washington Street, Room E201
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317)-232-1320
http://www.in.gov/cope/

Florida Department of Education
Office of the Commissioner
Turlington Building, Suite 1514
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 245-0505
http://www.fldoe.org

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