Institutional Accreditations

Accrediting Agency
Accreditation Status
Date of Most Recent Review
Association of Theological Schools Full 2012

The Associated Canadian Theological Schools (ACTS) is an association of five seminaries (Canadian Baptist Seminary, Canadian Pentecostal Seminary, Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, Northwest Baptist Seminary, and Trinity Western Seminary) working together—an arrangement often called a cluster or a consortium. Collectively, the ACTS consortium constitutes the Graduate School of Theological Studies of Trinity Western University. Degrees in the consortium are offered conjointly, that is, by the University and the participating seminary together. In this way, ACTS students receive the best of university education and professional seminary training. TWU maintains membership in the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and ACTS is an accredited member in the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).

Program Accreditations

Accrediting Agency
Program Accredited
Accreditation Status
Date of Most Recent Review
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Nursing Full 2006
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA) Bachelor of Business Administration Program, with Specialization in Accounting Full 2012
Council of Accreditation of Counselling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Full 2012
Council for the Accreditation of Counsellor Education Programs (CACEP) Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology 2012
BC Teacher Regulation Branch School of Education programs Full 2012
Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) Bachelor of Science, Chemistry Major, Graduate School Program, B.Sc., Honours Program Full 2013
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) strength and conditioning educational program Human Kinetics Full 2012

CASN/ACESI (Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing/Association canadienne des écoles de sciences infirmières) is the national voice for nursing education, research, and scholarship and represents baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in Canada. For more information about Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN), please visithttp://www.casn.ca CPA Canada is the national organization established to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. CPA Canada provides services to all CPA, CA, CMA and CGA accounting bodies that have unified or are committed to unification. Certified Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) has awarded the accreditation of the Bachelor of Business Administration Program, with a specialization in accounting, at Trinity Western University (TWU) http://www8.twu.ca/news/2012/055-cma-accreditation.html To achieve quality growth in the management accounting profession, CMA Canada oversees an accreditation process that recognizes superior educational programs at leading academic institutions. These programs provide substantial coverage of the CMA Competency Map Entrance Requirements and equip students with in-depth knowledge and skills in management accounting and financial accounting. The CPA National Recognition and Accreditation Standards for Post-Secondary Institutions includes the national standards for the recognition of undergraduate courses for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program and for the accreditation of graduate courses and programs for advanced standing in the CPA PEP. The CPA profession distinguishes between the two national standards as follows:

  • Recognition standards apply to the review, assessment and approval of prerequisite learning for admission to the CPA PEP through a baccalaureate degree program or higher of an academic institution.
  • Accreditation standards apply to the review, assessment and approval of graduate programs that deliver some or the entire CPA PEP through programs equivalent to the CPA profession’s programs. Accreditation standards for the delivery of some or the entire CPA professional education program represents a significantly higher level of partnership between the post-secondary institution and the CPA profession than do recognition standards.

To achieve quality growth in the management accounting profession, CPA Canada oversees an accreditation process that recognizes superior educational programs at leading academic institutions. These programs provide substantial coverage of the CPA Competency Map Entrance Requirements and equip students with in-depth knowledge and skills in management accounting and financial accounting. For more information about Certified Management Accountants Canada (CPA Canada), visit: http://cpacanada.ca/ CACREP Accreditation provides recognition that the content and quality of the program has been evaluated and meets standards set by the profession. The student, as a consumer, can be assured that appropriate knowledge and skill areas are included and that the program is stable, professionally and financially. CACREP is the accreditation body of the American Counseling Association (ACA). The Masters in Counselling Psychology (MA-CPSY) program (Community Counseling) first received accreditation from this body in 2002, and is currently accredited through to October 31, 2014. For more information about CACREP, visit: http://www.cacrep.org The MA-CPSY program has also applied to CACEP - the accreditation body of the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) - to receive program accreditation. The site visit took place in 2012 and the program’s response to the Site Team’s Report was submitted to the CACEP Board in July 2013. We anticipate that the program will receive confirmation of accreditation approval from the CACEP Board by December 2013. The International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP) was developed by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) to respond to growing requests for an international recognition review process for counsellor education programs around the world. The Masters in Counselling Psychology (MA-CPSY) program at TWU is an approved program included in this registry. TWU School of Education has the Full Accreditation status with BC College of Teachers from 2002. The accreditation was grandfathered by the BC Teacher Regulation Branch in January 2012. For more information about BC College of Teachers, visit: http://www.bcteacherregulation.ca/ The CSC manages the accreditation of undergraduate chemistry programs nationally and abroad. This program maintains national standards of education and promotes the portability of the qualifications of graduates from such programs. The CSC’s accreditation program provides a complete listing of both national and international undergraduate programs that have been accredited by the Society, guidelines for accreditation, and the opportunity for universities to submit an invitation to the CSC to accredit their programs. Programs are accredited for five years based on a review by the CSC’s accreditation board which includes a site visit by a team of chemists; this is termed “1st cycle.” Programs are then re-accredited for a second five-year period, termed “2nd cycle,” based on a reassessment by the CSC’s accreditation board. International accreditations require a site visit for this cycle also. For more information about CSC and for the complete list of accredited programs, visithttp://www.cheminst.ca/about/cic/csc/csc-accreditation TWU is the only school in Canada that received the recognition from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) strength and conditioning educational program and the Human Kinetics programs are evaluated every three years through a renewal process. For more information about National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) strength and conditioning educational program, please visit https://www.nsca.com/certification/