Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries (ARTS)
Western Reformed Seminary is a full member of the Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries (ARTS). Full membership in this organization is limited to those seminaries that have undergone a thorough peer review by the other members of the Association. While ARTS has not yet sought recognition from the federal Department of Education, it judges its members by similar standards as those required by accrediting agencies that are so recognized. ARTS certifies the quality and standards of its member seminaries to be of high academic quality and to be in agreement with the biblical, Reformed faith. Since ARTS is not yet recognized by the Department of Education, transfer of WRS credits to other institutions is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
Great Western Presbytery and General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church
Western Reformed Seminary is an approved agency of the Great Western Presbytery and General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church for the training of its ministers and laymen.
The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC/SAA)
Veterans eligible for the G.I. Bill may study and receive government benefits for selected academic programs taken at WRS. Western Reformed Seminary’s academic programs of study are approved by the State Approving Agency of the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC/SAA) for enrollment of persons eligible to receive educational benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, U. S. Code.
“The Washington Student Achievement Council has determined that Western Reformed Seminary qualifies for religious exempt status from the Degree-Granting Institutions Act for the following programs: Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.); Bachelor of Religious Education (B.R.E); Master of Biblical Studies (M.B.S.); Master of Christian Ministry (M.C.M.); Master of Divinity (M.Div.); Master of Religious Education (M.R.E.); Master of Religious Studies (M.R.S.); and Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.). The Council makes no evaluation of the administration, faculty, business practices, financial condition or quality of the offerings by this institution. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or by email at [email protected]"
U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
WRS is also recognized by the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as an academic school approved for issuing F-1 student visa applications. Also, the Federal I.R.S. has granted the non-profit status, thus making all contributions to the Seminary tax-deductible.
Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC)
WRS is a Training Center for the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) for preparing candidates for certification through ACBC.