AETH Certification has two purposes:
- The first is to ensure that eligible bible institutes function according to standards of institutional and educational quality. Whatever the definition of quality contained in certifying standards, the process of AETH’s certification seeks to ensure that, at the very least, some acceptable level of these standards of quality is present in a certified institution.
- The second purpose of certification is the improvement of institutions and their educational programs Institutions that have clearly met basic standards of quality should improve, both institutionally and educationally, and certification is a process that encourages that improvement.
As a result of the institutional and educational improvement of bible institutes, their graduates will be equipped to become leaders for the radical transformation of church and society. AETH Certification will ensure that their graduates function at a baccalaureate level and that they can enroll in ATS accredited graduate theological schools.