Toronto Baptist Seminary is accredited by the Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries (ARTS) to grant degrees at the Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master’s levels. ARTS was established in 1999 to accredit organizations dedicated to Reformed theological education by preserving and advancing academic quality, accountability and fostering ongoing improvement.¹

CHEA was established in 1996 to recognize institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA recognition indicates that an accrediting organization has met rigorous CHEA standards for the promotion of academic quality, institutional improvement, and advancement of student success; demonstration of public accountability for performance and transparency.² The Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries which accredits Toronto Baptist Seminary is a recognized member of CHEA.

The Seminary has had the legal right to confer degrees from its inception in 1927. Bill PR44 was passed in the 2nd Session 32nd Legislature, Ontario 31 Elizabeth II, 1982 acknowledging the right of the Seminary to confer theological degrees. As of October 11, 1985, the name was changed to The Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College.


  • “Degree Mills” – dubious providers of educational offerings or operations that offer certificates and degrees that may be considered bogus.
  • “Accreditation Mills” – dubious providers of accreditation and quality assurance that may offer a certification of quality of institutions without a proper basis.

(From the Council of Higher Education of America)