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Forge Theological Seminary is not accredited by any accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Religious Exemption From State Oversight

As an institution whose sole purpose is religious and theological training, Forge Theological Seminary is exempt from state oversight as per the South Carolina Code of Laws, Nonpublic Postsecondary Institution License Act, Section 59-58-30(4). Click here for more information on South Carolina's Religious Exemption policy.

For further information on accreditation, see the following resources:

Rick Walson, Walston's Guide to Christian Distance Learning, 5th Ed. (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 2007).

Lisa Parro, "Free from State Oversight," Christianity Today, 10/19/2007.

Ted Olson, "Accreditor Says Creationism Mandate Violates Academic Freedom," Christianity Today, 05/01/2002. 

Michael R. Burgos, "On the Logic of the Biblical Counseling Movement & the Question of Accreditation" in Light Through the Spectrum: Essays on Biblical Counseling (Torrington, CT: Church Militant Pub., 2020), 46-57.

John Frame, "Seminaries and Academic Accreditation." 

John M. Wiley, "Is an Unaccredited College or Seminary a Viable Option for Theological Education?." 

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