Credit for Certificate Programs

Our faculty has reviewed the curriculum, learning outcomes, and instructor's qualifications for each program, and we have designed the portfolio process to validate each student's learning experience. In addition to the university's policy, we follow the portfolio assessment procedures recommended by the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning. If you have any questions, please contact the Experience Plus Team.

  • Liberty Home Bible Institute

    Liberty Home Bible Institute is a correspondence program for individuals who are seeking to learn more about the Bible and for those who want to enhance their current understanding of biblical principles.

    To be awarded credit for your work in the LHBI you must complete the Application for Credit by Portfolio.

    Liberty University no longer facilitates new enrollment in the Liberty Home Bible Institue. If you are a current student in this program or have questions please take a look at our FAQs page.

  • Light Learning Institute (AACC)
  • Institute of Biblical Studies

    If you have completed the Institute of Biblical Studies (IBS) and are applying to an Associates or Bachelor's degree program at Liberty University, you are prepared to test out of the following courses through Institutional Challenge Exam (ICE): 

    • Old Testament Survey (BIBL 105)
    • New Testament Survey (BIBL 110)


    To see the list of policies and fees for taking the ICE exams go to www.liberty.edu/online/ice.

  • Church Bible Institute

    If you have completed the Church Bible Institute and are applying to an Associates or Bachelor's degree program at Liberty University, you are prepared to test out of the following courses through Institutional Challenge Exam (ICE): 

    • Old Testament Survey (BIBL 105)
    • New Testament Survey (BIBL 110)


    To see the list of policies and fees for taking the ICE exams go to www.liberty.edu/online/ice.

  • Ethnos360 Bible Institute

    The following Institutional Challenge Exams (ICE) are offered to graduates of New Tribes Bible Institute. If you are pursuing an Associate's Degree in Religion or a Bachelor's degree in Religion, you may be able to earn up to 21 credits by ICE exam. Here are exams that you may consider, if you are a graduate of New Tribes Mission.

    • Old Testament Survey (BIBL 105)
    • New Testament Survey (BIBL 110)
    • Theology Survey I (THEO 201)
    • Theology Survey II (THEO 202)
    • Daniel/REvelation (BIBL 450)
       

    To review the guidelines and fees associated with ICE exams, go to www.liberty.edu/online/ice for more information.

    In addition, you may also consider the portfolio process to petition for credit in Evangelism (EVAN 101) and Missions (GLST 200). To learn more about this option, go to www.liberty.edu/online/portfolio.

  • Worship Conferences

    In partnership with the National Worship Leader Conference, Experience Conference, and the WorshipLife Conference, the Liberty University School of Music offers a Certificate in Music & Worship to all who attend one or more of these summer conferences.

    We believe these are exciting days for those preparing to lead God’s people in worship. The mission of the School of Music is “to train and equip musicians to be Champions for Christ.”

    Here’s how the Certificate Program works:

    1. Attend the Conference.
    2. While at the Conference, come by the Liberty University School of Music booth so our representative can collect some information from you.
    3. Within 4 weeks, the School of Music will send you a packet of information including your Certificate in Music & Worship. That’s it! It’s completely free.
      • Attendees will also receive information on how to return the certificate for three hours of credit towards a B.S. in Religion, M.A. in Worship Studies, or M.A. in Music & Worship Degree.
      • Complete the Application for Credit by Portfolio form along with:
        • Your resume
        • A one page written testimony
        • Online Degree Application for Enrollment ($40 Application Fee)
        • One Book Report
        • An Annotated Bibliography
        • Two 3-5 page essays
      • Send the completed work, along with $100 processing fee, to the Portfolio Coordinator at LU. All information on how to complete this “homework” will be clearly explained in the mailed packet each attendee receives.
         

    This may seem like a lot of work, but it provides opportunity for conference attendees to receive three hours of credit towards one of the previously stated three degrees. And, in the process, there is a savings of over $1,100 in tuition. It’s well worth the time and effort!  We hope you will prayerfully consider joining us at one of these conferences and taking advantage of this exciting initiative!

    If you have any questions, please contact Timmy Williamson, Director of Communication, in the Liberty University School of Music at tjwilliamson2@liberty.edu.

  • Perspectives

    Please submit a copy of your certificate of completion to eplus@liberty.edu for credit.