NAAPTI is an independent educational accrediting agency organized for the purpose of recognizing the quality and achievements of private theological institutions.
NAAPTI does not recognize or accredit theological institutions that offer degrees solely for life experiences or for a fee requiring little or no accepted form of educational achievements.
NAAPTI accreditation is based on a review of an institution's policies, standards and curriculum and faculty by individuals experienced in education and various field specialties. The evaluation process includes an examination of course materials being offered as well as the validity of faculty credentials in the form of VERIFIABLE transcripts and EARNED degrees.
NAAPTI was established to provide a reputable status of accreditation for private theological institutions such as Bible Institutes, Colleges, Universities and Seminaries. It is the purpose of NAAPTI to provide between all our members the following:
1) fellowship and cooperation that fosters mutual respect, honor and recognition;
2) to encourage standards of excellence while accepting the right of each member to conduct their methodology of teaching and establish their curriculums without influence or judgment;
3) and to establish a means whereby all members agree to accept the credits earned by students from each other member’s institution.
NAAPTI is a FAITH based non-denominational organization which endorses the teaching of the Christian faith while maintaining the accuracy of the Bible.
Membership in NAAPTI is open to any group of Christians that operates as a theological educational institution, despite race, age, sex, creed, color, national origin, physical handicap or political beliefs.