*The current turn-around time is approximately 6 weeks.*
First Year K–12 faculty and administrators have a grace period for the first school year they are hired. Please check with your administrator before applying for certification. Early Education certification with ACSI is not a requirement for accreditation.
Certification Application Fee: $75
Beginning June 1, 2017, ACSI can no longer accept credit card payments with paper applications.
- ACSI Online Certification Application
(Credit Card payments only)
- ACSI Printable Certification Application
(Check or Money Order only)
Christian Philosophy of Education (CPoE) Checklist
*This philosophy checklist which includes The Philosophy of Christian Education series by Dr. Derek Keenan, as well as the ACSI Truth Project Philosophy Option completed through an ACSI approved site facilitator, will be accepted until September 1, 2018. Older philosophy checklists which include series by Dr. Jack Layman or Dr. Ollie Gibbs are no longer accepted.
Equivalency Report Provider List
Early Education Requirements
- Early Education Teacher
- Early Education Director
- Principles and Practices of Christian Early Education
- Early Education Biblical Studies Verification Form and Guidelines
- All Levels Teacher
(Art, Computer, ELL, Foreign Language, Library/Media, Music, Physical Education, Reading, Special Education)
- Specialist Teacher
(Art, Computer, ELL, Foreign Language, Library/Media, Music, Physical Education)
- Bible Specialist
- School Counselor
- Athletic Director
*If you have trouble downloading the PDF documents, you may need a newer version of Adobe Reader.*