The Augustine Institute is an associate member of the Association of Theological Schools (www.ats.edu), an independent body that accredits programs in graduate theological education across the United States.
In June 2014, the Board of Commissioners of the Commission on Accrediting of ATS admitted the Institute to candidacy for full membership.
During its period of candidacy, the Augustine Institute is undertaking a comprehensive institutional evaluation and self-study. At the end of that process, which is expected to take twelve to eighteen months, the Board of Commissioners will again vote on the Institute's status. A favorable judgment would accord the Institute full accreditation.