Accreditation and Certification
Accredited since June, 2014
Truth and Mercy Institute of Advanced Ministry Studies is fully accredited and certified by the National Bible College Association which is an accrediting commission of Christian Colleges and Universities. We remain in good standing and maintain all required prescribed standards to maintain accreditation. ID No. CA201401
Truth and Mercy Institute of Advanced Ministry Studies maintains legal degree granting authority in the State of California.
This college is an Auxiliary Educational outreach of The Church In The Wilderness, Yermo Ca St.
Accredited since 2014. The accredidation link is at,
CA Education § 94739(b)
(6) A nonprofit institution owned, controlled, and operated and maintained by a bona fide church, religious denomination, or religious organization comprised of multi-denominational members of the same well-recognized religion, lawfully operating as a nonprofit religious corporation pursuant to Part 4 (commencing with Section 9110) of Division 2 of Title 1 of the Corporations Code, if the education is limited to instruction in the principles of that church, religious denomination, or religious organization, or to courses offered pursuant to Section 2789 of the Business and Professions Code, and the diploma or degree is limited to evidence of completion of that education, and the meritorious recognition upon which any honorary degree is conferred is limited to the principles of that church, religious denomination, or religious organization. Institutions operating under this paragraph shall offer degrees and diplomas only in the beliefs and practices of the church, religious denomination, or religious organization.
The institution abides by the Code of Professional Standards for Private Post-secondary School and the Student Bill of Rights.
Truth and Mercy Institute of Advanced Ministry Studies meets the California state requirements for religious exemption pursuant to California Education Code Section 943739 (b)(6), as verified by the Bureau for Private and Post- secondary and Vocational Education.
Truth and Mercy Institute of Advanced Ministry Studies reserves the right to evaluate and determine acceptance of previously earned credit from other institutions of higher learning for acceptance in the appropriate degree programs and to identify equivalent credit. Official transcripts will be evaluated to determine validity, acceptance, and placement in our programs. Truth and Mercy makes no guarantees of credit acceptance or transfer for other institutions. These decisions are always dependent upon the receiving institution and the particular program you are entering.