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Accreditation

Cornerstone Christian University is registered and authorized to grant degrees by the State of Florida Department of Education – Commission for Independent Education.

This university is authorized by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE), Florida Board of Education (FBE) for Christian Vocational Education (Chapter 1005.06 (1) (F), Florida Statutes and 1005.04

The Commission for Independent Education has statutory responsibilities in matters relating to nonpublic, post-secondary, educational institutions. In keeping with the Florida Department of Education’s goal of producing a seamless educational system, some of these functions include consumer protection, program improvement, institutional policies and administration, data management, and the licensure of independent schools, colleges and universities. 

Cornerstone Christian University is a certified higher education institution member of the Council of Private Colleges of America, Inc., (CPCA) which represents its member’s independent colleges and universities before any government agency.

The CPCA is an educational association that provides experienced educational quality peer review of the following: faculty, academic curriculum, course development, distance learning process, campus operation, student records, and transcripts, to CPCA standards which exceed the minimum standards of the State of Florida.

Cornerstone Christian University – Early Christian Childhood Education program is recognized and listed as an approved Florida ECE Training Institution by the Council for Professional Recognition (CDA).

The Council for Professional Recognition promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in the early childhood education of childre ages birth to 5 years old.

To learn more about this program, contact us: (407) 295-4869.

Some of you to whom accreditation is of any importance always ask the question, “Are you accredited?” and 100% of the time they refer to regional accreditation. Many also asked the question, not because they what accreditation is all about.

Let us expound a little on the matter. Accreditation is not a law and no school has to be accredited. Accreditation is a third-party service and it is strictly a voluntary decision and is basically an organized way of determining the acceptance of credits or degrees from any particular institution. An institution should never evaluate another school solely based on accreditation. Since academic recognition is a continual process, the administration, faculty, and staff of CCU have made a commitment to provide the highest quality standards of education without compromising, the Biblical and ethical philosophies of Scriptures. An institution should be evaluated based on the quality of programming.

CCU makes no guarantee of the acceptance of its credits to other institutions except those certified by the same type of accreditation. Although many schools welcome our students, the transfer of credits from CCU to other institutions of learning is solely up to the discretion and desire of the institution to which the student is applying. Students are encouraged to inquire how the educational institution into which they plan to transfer concerning the transferability of credits received through any other institution in advance of enrollment.