Accreditation and Affiliations


Shepherd Bible College


Accreditation and Affiliations


Accreditation is the act of certifying that an educational institution maintains suitable standards; the granting of approval to an institution of learning by an official review board after the school has met certain requirements. Specifically, accreditation is the review of a school's course offerings and procedures by a group of its peers to certify that that school is meeting its own stated objectives and offering its students the education it promises them.

SBC's Authorization :

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education

Under the California Education Code 94739 (b) (6) and “Postsecondary Act” of 1998 found at California Code of Education Section 94700, Shepherd Bible College is a registered and authorized Religious Institution of Biblical Education. Authority has been granted us to offer educational programs that prepare students for religious vocations as ministers, professionals, or laypersons in the categories of ministry, counseling, theology, education, administration, music, fine arts, media communications or social work. We are authorized by the State of California to award the associates, bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in reference to above stated disciplines of study.


SBC's Accreditation :



Worldwide Accreditation Commission of Christian Educational Institutions (WWAC), overseen by Dr. Paul Richardson. The following statement has been approved: “We [Shepherd Bible College] are fully accredited by the Worldwide Accreditation Commission of Christian Educational Institutions (WWAC). Anyone wishing to contact them for verification may write to: The WWAC, Dr. Paul Richardson, Executive President, 2800 Blendwell Rd., Richmond, VA 23224.”

The WWAC provides evaluation and accountability without distorting the purpose and vision of Shepherd Bible College.
The Worldwide Accreditation Commission of Christian Educational Institutions is not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


 SBC's Affiliations :


Shepherd Bible College is a member of the (OCCM) On-line Christ Centered Ministries that is a professional association only, not an accrediting organization for individuals and ministries proclaiming the true gospel of Jesus Christ (on and off the internet)


Dr. Jason Gastrich

Tax Exempt Non-Profit Status

Shepherd Bible College is a non-profit corporation recognized as a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)3 of the US Internal Revenue Code.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to outline our approach to this very important issue. Please feel free to Contact Us with questions about our authority to grant degrees.

We wish you the best with your degree pursuit, and we look forward to serving you as a Shepherd Bible College learner .

Disclaimer Policy: All degrees awarded by Shepherd Bible College at this time, are solely for religious vocations. Transferability of credits earned at SBC and transferred to another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution.