In 1985, over thirty Christian schools initiated a pilot program of accreditation developed by the Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship. Two years were spent in the project with twelve schools earning accredited status in 1987, which resulted in the formation of the International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA) under the auspices of ORUEF. The purpose of ICAA is to assist Christian educational institutions in the improvement of education within its Christian distinctives by establishing an organizational witness to their credibility of performance, integrity, and quality.
The International Christian Accrediting Association operates as a nonprofit organization legally chartered in the state of Oklahoma, and formed to comply with the Internal Revenue Service code, 501(c)(3), as a tax-exempt non-profit organization. Direction and ownership of ICAA rests with the accredited schools of the association which have empowered a Board of Directors to oversee the official operations of the accrediting association. Standards for accreditation have had continued review and refinement with input from members of the association. ICAA provides accreditation services for early childhood and/or elementary/secondary programs for ORUEF member schools that desire accreditation.
ORUEF member schools desiring to pursue accreditation can click here to learn more about ICAA accreditation and find instructions on how to begin the process.