Official Actions of the ARTS-COA

Birmingham Theological Seminary

May 15, 2016 – ARTS Commission on Accreditation is conducting its 10-year accreditation reaffirmation review of Birmingham Theological Seminary on June 16 – 18, 2016.

April 15, 2016 – Birmingham Theological Seminary’s 10-year ARTS accreditation reaffirmation site-visit is scheduled for June 16-18, 2016.

July 15-16, 2003  – BTS Site Visit is conducted.

2000 – BTS first became a member of ARTS.

Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary

2024, 5-Year reaccreditation visit is due.

October 3, 2019, Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary admitted as member

July 26-28, 2019, Initial Site-visit for Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary Conducted by COA

August 11, 2015– A warm welcome to Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary as an ARTS affiliate.

Grace Bible Theological Seminary

October 5, 2023, ARTS-COA votes to award accreditation to GBTS with a letter or notation.

April 18-19, 2023, The COA conducts a site visit for Grace Bible Theological Seminary in Conway, Arkansas.

2022, GBTS achieves candidate status.

October 7, 2021, Grace Bible Theological Seminary submitted application for accreditation and achieves applicant status.

March 31, 2017 – The ARTS Commission on Accreditation has approved Grace Bible Institute as an ARTS affiliate.


Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

November 8-9, 2021 — Greenville Presbyterian Seminary 10-year reaffirmation self-study completed. (Due to Covid the site-visit was postphoned to 2021.)

2015 — Greenville Presbyterian Seminary’s reaccrediation site-visit performed with reaffirmation granted.

2005 — Greenville Presbyterian Seminary 5-year reaccreditation is achieved.

2000 — Greenville Presbyterian Seminary first became a member of ARTS.


Metro Atlanta Seminary

October 5, 2023 — Letter of Commendation and Continuance issued to MAS for achieving 10 year reaccreditation status.

July 13-14, 2022, Metro Atlanta Seminary 5-Year Re-affirmation Self-Study completed.

October 17, 2016 – Metro Atlanta Seminary of Atlanta, GA was granted ARTS Accreditation Status by the ARTS Commission on Accreditation at its annual meeting held October 17, 2016, at Birmingham Theological Seminary.

July 5, 2016Metro Atlanta Seminary (MAS) has been approved for ARTS Candidate status. Their public accreditation site-visit is scheduled for August 18-20, 2016 at MAS Atlanta offices.

November 3, 2015 – Metro Atlanta Seminary granted ARTS Applicant Status.

Metro Baltimore Seminary

October 5, 2023 MBS voted membership status upon successful resolution of items noted in the site visit report and follow up actions.

March 22-23, 2023 The COA conducts a site-visit for Metro Baltimore Seminary.

2022 MBS achieves Candidate Status.

October 24, 2021 – Metro Baltimore Seminary submits application for accreditation and achieves applicant status.

Sangre de Cristo Seminary

2028 – SDC slated to be revisited by ARTS

October 15, 2018 – SDC receives letter of commendation and continuance from ARTS.

July 19-20, 2018 – SDC site visit completed by ARTS

May 17, 2018 — SDC submits Self-Study with ARS

October, 2009 – SDC receives letter of commendation and continuance from ARTS.

July 23, 2009 — SDC site visit completed and they achieve a letter of commendation and continuance.

January, 2009 – SDC submits self-study to ARTS

October, 2003 – SDC receives letter of accreditation from ARTS

July 22, 2003 – SDC site visit completed by ARTS

September, 2002 – SDC submits self-study to ARTS

Janury 21, 2001 – SDC became a member of ARTS


Toronto Baptist Seminary

October 8, 2021 — Toronto Baptist Seminary voted to be received as members by the COA.

July, 2021 — Toronto Baptist Seminary initial site-visit conducted.

October 8, 2020 –  Toronto Baptist Seminary approved as a candidate for ARTS accreditation.

October 10, 2019 –  COA approved Toronto Baptist Seminary as an applicant for ARTS accreditation.


Western Reformed Seminary

January 18, 2024 –WRS response to the site-visit report was received and approved by the COA.  Follow up actions for outstanding notations were identified with resolutions due by the receipt of WRS’s annual report August 1, 2024

September 12-13, 2023 — WRS Site Visit conducted.

2018 — Note:  The reaffirmation visit due in 2018 was posphoned due to a fire, relocation to a new facility and COVID.

2008 — WRS received their five year reaffirmation with ARTS.

2003 — WRS first becomes a member of ARTS.

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