ACCREDITATION AND AUTHORIZATION
LAMP’s curriculum has been designed to fulfill the requirements of the uniform curriculum of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). This gives graduates of LAMP Theological Seminary the eligibility for ordination in the PCA. LAMP is authorized by the Florida Department of Education to grant religious degrees.
LAMP Theological Seminary is authorized by the State of Florida Department of Education to grant religious degrees in compliance with Section 1005.(6)(f), Florida Statute. LAMP Theological Seminary submits to an annual review by the Commission for Independent Education to maintain its authorization status.
USDOE AND TRANSFER OF CREDITS
The United States Department of Education (USDOE) wrote in its publication on accreditation, that
“Accreditation does not provide automatic acceptance by an institution of credit earned in another institution…[A]cceptance of students or graduates is always the prerogative of the receiving institution… [F]or this reason…students should take additional measures to determine, prior to enrollment, whether or not their educational goals will be met through attendance at a particular institution. These measures should include inquiries to institutions to which transfer might be desired…”
All degree programs of LAMP Theological Seminary are intended for religious training in ecclesiastical vocations and are taught from the perspective of a Christian world-and-life view. We encourage all students to consider the above recommendation of the USDOE prior to enrolling with LAMP. This is especially important since the USDOE will not even ensure transfer of credits from one of their own accredited institutions to another.