Accreditation is a primary means of quality assurance of higher education and a significant resource for quality improvement. Accreditation has always been associated with peer judgments about quality and has been the work of non-governmental accrediting agencies.

ISTA Board of Administrator

Acting on behalf of the Administrator, is the Board of Commissioners (The Board), who are elected every two years by the membership of the representatives from its member institutions, ministry practitioners.  The Board makes accreditation decisions based upon Commission-approved Standards of Accreditation, according to Commission-approved Policies and Procedures. The Board also uses other resources that it has adopted to guide its work, such as the Board-approved Self-Study Handbook and Policy Manual. The resources included on this website are intended to help schools pursue and maintain accreditation in order to assure and advance quality theological education.