Accreditation & Affiliations
We are fully accredited with the ABHE (Association for Biblical Higher Education).
The ABHE is an association in operation across North America and is itself responsible to CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation). Having an ABHE Accredited degree will open up doors for you at Christian Schools across North America.
Vanguard College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education to grant certificates and degree at the Associate and Baccalaureate levels.
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is like a very hard test. It requires every part of a school or program to be examined and judged by experts. If the school or program passes the test, this means that it lives up to its promises to students. You can trust what the school or program tells you about its courses, its teachers, the services it provides and what you will need to pay (tuition and fees). When a school or program says “We are accredited,” it is saying it has a seal of approval or a good rating. To keep the seal or rating, the test has to be re-taken at least every several years.
How Does Accreditation Help Me Make Smart Choices?
Accreditation protects you because it requires that schools and programs tell the truth about everything that you need to know about your education. Before you even get to a college or university, accreditation has done an extensive background investigation and evaluation of the school you plan to attend. You cannot do all this work on your own, so accreditors have made sure that you have reliable information about a wide variety of areas.
While we are the official Theological Training College of the Alberta and Northwest Territories District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, over a dozen different Christian denominations are represented in our student body. This provides a very unique, powerful atmosphere of “unity in diversity”. We welcome students from different backgrounds to attend and encounter the power of God’s word together with us!