Degree Authorization

Pacific Life Bible College is authorized by an Act of the B.C. Legislature to grant theological degrees and is a member of the Canadian Higher Education Association.

Association for Biblical Higher Education

Pacific Life Bible College holds applicant status with the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for High Education (CHE).

The ABHE is a North American agency, made of approximately 200 post-secondary institutions throughout North America specializing in biblical ministry formation and professional leadership education. ABHE ensure that each of its member institutions maintain a defined standard of education (i.e. faculty credentials, library resources, teacher-to-student ratio, administrative competency and accountability, etc.) For more information on ABHE visit their website at

History of Accreditation

Pacific Life Bible College values academic excellence and makes every effort to ensure that each course is of the highest standard. PLBC also holds character development and practical experience as equally important aspects of ministry training.

PLBC has always agreed with and attempted to meet ABHE accreditation standards. Early in 2013, PLBC decided to pursue formal accreditation. The college submitted its application in November 2013. ABHE subsequently granted the college “Applicant Status” in February 2013, moving PLBC to the next phase of the accreditation process.

PLBC is committed to completing the accreditation process. The staff and faculty will  continue to advance the academic quality of  PLBC’s programming, instruction, and resources according to ABHE standards. The timeline for achieving accreditation status is typically eight years. Until then, PLBC students will continue to enjoy the benefits of long-standing articulation agreements the college has with other institutions of higher learning. Our students will also continue to see their credits transferred to many colleges and seminaries across North America.

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