The purpose of ACSI Certification is to strengthen Christian schools by credentialing educators who meet established professional and biblical requirements. ACSI Certification promotes continued professional learning and increased effectiveness. Establishing and maintaining the certification of staff and administration is an essential step toward professional credibility and growth. Education is a process.  Just as we encourage our students to grow and become life–long learners, we want to set the same example as their teachers and leaders.

ACSI certification establishes a framework for professional growth to occur over time, just like continuous school improvement.

Certification Documents and Requirements 

Contact the Certification Department

Contact the CEU Coordinator with Questions regarding the CEU Provider Program

Commonly Asked Questions

How do I apply for an Initial Certification?

How do I renew my certification?

How can I earn Bible CEUs?

My certificate has been expired for more than 3 years, can I still renew?

I have an ACSI certificate but need to change areas, what do I do?

How much does certification with ACSI cost?

Certification, Application, and Christian Philosophy of Education FAQs

What are CEUs and where can I take them to renew my certification?

I need semester hours in education or teaching reading/content area reading

Interested in becoming an ACSI-approved CEU provider?

Already an ACSI-approved CEU provider? Helpful Information



Mailing address: 

Attn: Certification
731 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Certification Review 

(This requires a separate login from the your.acsi.org login. Contact certification@acsi.org for assistance.)

Individuals—use Certification Review to access, view, and print your ACSI certificate and review your certification renewal/upgrade requirements online

Administrators—use Certification Review access, view, and print your own ACSI certificate/requirements as well as your schools' staff certification report online

"ACSI certification matters. An educator carrying ACSI certification is more likely to have a more biblical view of God, man, and ethics."
Doctoral Dissertation by Dr. Mitch Evans, Southeastern Seminary, Wake Forest, NC.  2015.

"Christian teachers will also be students who are continually growing in their own mental development." Philosophy & Education: an introduction in Christian perspective.  George R. Knight.  2006.