Accreditation with Lancaster Bible College
Blue Letter Bible (BLB) and Lancaster Bible College (LBC) have teamed up to offer BLB Institute students the opportunity to earn ministry certificates and/or hours of credit towards LBC's accelerated online undergraduate degree program. There is NO COST to take courses, only a nominal administration fee for ministry certificates through LBC, as is stated below.
Continuing Education Units (CEU) and Credit Hours
Students are eligible to earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) with LBC up to a total of 30 CEUs. The CEUs can be applied towards LBC's ministry certification program and/or accelerated online undergraduate degree program. The student must complete all course material and present the course completion certificates to LBC in order to receive CEUs.
If a student would like to receive credit for all 30 CEUs, at least 15 CEUs must be satisfied by completing all of the courses in LBC's Foundations of Biblical Studies program. Students may select any of the other BLB Institute courses in order to satisfy the other 15 CEUs.
Schedule of CEUs
LBC's Foundations of Biblical Studies Course Program (15 CEUs)
|Old Testament I: Creation and Covenants||All courses must be completed in order to earn the full 15 CEUs|
|Old Testament II: Life and Literature of Israel|
|New Testament I: Life of Christ|
|New Testament II: Early Church|
|Basic Bible Doctrine|
|Christian Narrative I: Creation and Fall|
|Christian Narrative II: Redemption|
Foundations of the Christian Faith Course Program (16 CEUs)*
* Students may complete this program in total or choose any of the courses from this program and electives below.
|Bible I: History and Authenticity of the Bible||2.5|
|Bible II: History of Redemption||2|
|Theology I: The Attributes of God||2|
|Theology II: The Doctrine of Christ||2|
|Theology III: The Person and Gifts of the Holy Spirit||3.5|
|Theology IV: The Doctrine of Salvation||2|
|Christian Living I: Growing in the Grace of God||1|
|Christian Living II: God's Sufficiency for Godly Living||1|
|Exposition of Matthew||2.5|
|Counseling God's Way||3|
|Biblical Worldview I: Only Two Religions?||0.5|
|Biblical Worldview II: Seeing a World of Difference||2|
|Searching for the Truth on Origins||1.5|
Basic Bible Certificate
A student who successfully completes any 15 CEUs according to the above schedule is eligible to receive a Basic Bible Certificate through LBC's eQuip program. The student will be required to submit an application with LBC, which includes a nominal application fee of $29. The fee covers the cost of registering the student's transcript. See fee schedule below.
Advanced Bible Certificate
A student who successfully completes 30 CEUs will be eligible to receive an Advanced Bible Certificate through LBC's eQuip program. The student will be required to submit an application with LBC, which includes a nominal application fee of $39 or $49. See fee schedule below.
A student who receives an Advanced Bible Certificate is also eligible to receive the following benefits:
- Alumni status at LBC
- Participate in LBC's graduation ceremony
Ministry Certificate Fee Schedule
All BLB Institute courses are offered at no cost to the student. The following fees apply only if the student wishes to apply for a certificate, which includes transcription:
(without graduation participation):
(with graduation participation):
For students who wish to apply to LBC's accelerated undergraduate program, the following schedule of earning credit hours applies:
- 15 CEUs = 3 hours of credit
- 30 CEUs = 6 hours of credit
If a student would like to receive credit for all 30 CEUs, at least 15 CEUs must be satisfied by completing all of the courses in LBC's Foundations of Biblical Studies program.
Applying to LBC's Accelerated Online Undergraduate Program
For information about LBC's accelerated undergraduate program, visit www.lbc.edu/online.
For more information about admissions into this program, visit www.lbc.edu/adult-education/admissions-process.
BLBi Students who wish to seek a college degree through LBC may apply through the normal application process. The application fee will be waived using the code BLUELETTER.
The admissions advisor will apply the BLB Institute student's CEUs per the above schedule along with all other application information in order to evaluate the final credit requirements to achieve a degree. A unique feature of LBC's program is their acceptance of credit hours covering a range of experiences. Through LBC's program, a student may be closer to completing their undergraduate degree than they think.
LBC will evaluate the applicant's prior credit based upon the following:
Credit for CEUs
Up to 6 semester hours of credit will be considered for completing CEUs through the BLB Institute. The completion of 15 CEUs in a single course track qualifies a student for 3 hours of credit. The completion of 30 CEUs in one or two course tracks qualifies a student for 6 hours of credit.
Credit for Prior Courses
Up to 90 semester hours of transfer credit will be considered for completed courses from other regionally accredited colleges. The amount of credit, the courses to be accepted, and the method of evaluation will be determined by the nature of the courses and the type of institution.
Credit for Life Experience
Up to 30 semester hours of credit will be considered at a reduced rate for prior life experiences including workshops, seminars, self-study, non-credit classes, training programs, and/or work experiences. It is the prior learning from these sources that will be documented and evaluated by a faculty member in the relevant field to establish the amount of credit to be awarded.
Credit for Military Training
Active service members and veterans of the U.S. armed services may receive college credit for their military training and occupational specialties.
Credit by Examination
Credit by Examination will be considered for standardized testing, including Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES).
A prospective student should consult with the adult education coordinator before taking any examination to see how the subject matter will fit their educational goals. Exams that duplicate or overlap previous college credit or courses required to be taken within the adult education degrees will not be accepted.