The Accreditation is through Christian Leadership University for the courses it offers through Parakletos Leadership Bible School.
Accreditation is the act of certifying that an educational institution maintains suitable standards; the granting of approval to an institution of learning by an official review board after the school has met certain requirements. Specifically, accreditation is the review of a school’s course offerings and procedures by a group of its peers to certify that that school is meeting its own stated objectives and offering its students the education it promises them.
Christian Leadership University is accredited by Christian Accreditation International.
Christian Leadership University was also certified by the Apostolic Council for Educational Accountability (ACEA) for the entire 11 years of ACEA’s existence (1998–2009). Dr. C. Peter Wagner, head of the Wagner Institute for Practical Ministry, formed this group as an alternative to traditional accreditation for the new apostolic churches that are emerging. They have now changed the acronym ACEA to the name of their new entity, “Association of Christian Educators and Administrators.”
Both CAI and ACEA provide evaluation and accountability without distorting the purpose and vision of Christian Leadership University.
In addition, CLU believes that the Spirit-empowered ministries that develop in your life accredit its discipling experience.
Christian Accreditation International and the Apostolic Council for Educational Accountability are not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Government-recognized accreditation is not necessary for the religious vocations we are training people in, which include: Bible, Business as Ministry, Creative Writing, Christian Counseling, Christian Leadership, Divine Healing, Divinity, Intercession, Ministry, Missions and Evangelism, Prophetic Ministry, Theology, Worship Ministry, and Youth Ministry. People can function and hold jobs in all of these areas without government-recognized accreditation.
Individuals seeking employment in government-licensed positions such as public school teachers, state-licensed psychologists or psychiatrists, and non-church-related counselors definitely need government-recognized accredited degrees.