The Universal Accrediting Commission

Evaluating equivalency and credentials for individuals and schools in the field of religion and theology since 1992


Commission Guidelines



  1. The Universal Accrediting Commission (UAC) shall be an independent agency operating under ecclesiastical auspices.
  2. The UAC shall only be authorized to accredit religious educational institutes of all levels and faiths.




  1. The UAC is chaired by the Executive Commissioner who governs all affairs pertaining to the operation and authority of the agency.
  2. The Executive Commissioner shall assign, supervise and dismiss other Commissioners as needed.
  3. The Executive Commissioner is installed and supervised by the by an Eastern Orthodox jurisdiction.
  4. The Executive Commissioner’s position is not on a term. Ordinary Commissioners are installed on a one year term or on a case by case task basis (Ad Hoc Commissioner), both with renewable terms.
  5.  Commissioners are installed, based on their educational credentials in the field, experience and professional integrity.




  1. Final Accreditation must be approved by the Executive Commissioner upon the recommendation of any Commissioner who has accepted, reviewed and recommended an institution for accreditation. The same applies to accreditation renewal.
  2. The initial Accreditation Certificate is issued by the Executive Commissioner bearing both his own as well as the assigned Commissioner’s signatures.
  3. The Executive Commissioners assigns all requests for accreditation to one or more Commissioners. Subsequent renewal Certificates are issued by the Executive Commissioner on a one year term.
  4. Copies of all accreditation documents are kept in the UAC archives, accessible only to authorized staff. These documents are treated with highest confidentiality, unless written authorization for release is given by a court of competent jurisdiction.