Academic Recognition

Important information for students and new applicants.

March 2016 

Licentiate in Theology

Since the mid 1980’s BISA has offered a residential 3-year Licentiate in Theology (LTh).  This programme is accredited by the Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA)   ACTEA stands for " The Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa" (formerly, 'Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa')

ACTEA is a ministry of the Association of Evangelicals of Africa (AEA) having been constituted as a project of its Theological and Christian Education Commission (TCEC) in 1976. ACTEA offers accreditation service and network and support service for evangelical theological education in Africa. The central purpose of ACTEA is to assist evangelical theological schools and programmes throughout Africa in their quest for excellence and renewal.


 Please note that the LTh is not recognised as a higher education programme in South Africa.



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