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 (BPPE)
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833
P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Phone: 916.431.6959 or 888.370.7539
Fax:  916.263.1897

Trinity International University was approved to operate as an accredited institution by the BPPE from September 27, 2016 through September 2022 when Trinity International University received a waiver. Trinity International University was again approved to operate as an accredited institution by the BPPE on December 22, 2023. 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). TIU is a private institution that it is approved to operate by the BPPE; that approval to operate means compliance with state standards as  set forth in the CEC and 5, CCR. Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the BPPE. A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the BPPE.

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.

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.