State Agencies

Illinois State Agencies

The Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377
Institutional Complaint Hotline: 217.557.7359 
Institutional Complaint System:
Phone: 217.782.2551 
Fax: 217.782.8548 

Florida State Agencies

Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888)224-6684.

California State Agencies

Trinity Law School is accredited by the State Bar of California
State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 91405

Phone: 415.538.2000

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833
P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Phone: 916.431.6959
Fax:  916.263.1897

Trinity International University has been approved to operate an accredited institution by the Bureau of Post BPPE on 9/27/16. The application was determined to be in compliance with the requirements of Title 5 and TIU was granted approval to operate under the terms of California Education Code (CEC) section 94890(a)(1).  Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818,, (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.  A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling 888-370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau's internet Web site

Other State Agencies

State of North Carolina

Degree program(s) of study offered by Trinity International University have been declared exempt from the requirements for licensure under the provisions of North Carolina General Statutes (G.S.) 116-15(d) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education.  Exemption from licensure is not based upon any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards.

  • Trinity College Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries
  • TEDS Certificate in Christian Studies

Approval to offer online education in other states

Trinity International University’s online and distance education programs are authorized or exempt from authorization in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. SARA is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered in other states, to give them confidence that programs in other states are properly authorized, and to improve the quality of online education.

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) oversees SARA and operates under the authority of four regional education compacts. Forty-nine states (all except California) currently participate in NC-SARA, including Illinois, which is a member of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. 

Trinity International University was approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to participate in SARA in October 2015.

Trinity International University is allowed to offer online and distance education to students residing in California by means of an agreement between the state of California and the U.S. Department of Education on August 2, 2019.