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


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:
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.*



Vision International University is an institutional member of:

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

6171 Gateway Rd.,
Columbus, GA 31909

Academic Council for Educational Accountability (Founding Member)

P.O. Box 9000
SRB FL 32459
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


* 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

Oregon Office of Degree Authorization
1500 Valley River Drive
Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 687-7452

New Jersey Commission on Higher Education
PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542

Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education
302 W Washington Street, Room E201
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Florida Department of Education
Office of the Commissioner
Turlington Building, Suite 1514
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 245-0505

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