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        LEGAL STATUS

FRIENDS INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY is a nonprofit institution, owned, controlled, administrated and maintained by a bona fide church; lawfully operating as a nonprofit religious corporation whose name is The First Church of International Association of Christian Clinical Counselors: who has submitted information and Declaration for Religious Exemption in the following states;

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Bureau for Private Post-Secondary and Vocational Education
400 R Street Suite 5000
Sacramento, CA 95814
 

STATE OF LOUISIANA:

State of Louisiana Board of Regents

150 Riverside Mall, Suite 129

Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1389

STATE OF FLORIDA

Department of State Division of Corporations
Clifton Building
2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL  32301

The First Church of International Association of Christian Clinical Counselors, DBA: Friends International Christian University is incorporated and registered in all three states.  This website reflects programs submitted to the State of California for exemption, it does not reflect all degree programs offered in Louisiana or Florida. 

FICU - Locations

Friends International Christian University has permanent locations in each state as follows:

Friends International Christian University - California Corporate Headquarters
Merced, California

Friends International Christian University - Florida - Headquarters
Port St. Joe, Florida

Friends International Christian University - Louisiana Headquarters
Shreveport, Louisiana

 

ACCREDITATION

The Accrediting Commission International

For Schools, Colleges & Theological Seminaries (A.C.I.)

PO BOX 102 * Beebe, AR 72012

(501) 882-3361

ACI has not sought recognition from United States Department Of Education, State of Louisiana or The State of California. This choice has been made by the Institutions ACI represents and in no way reflects on its Legal Status or the quality of education offered by the Institutions. ACI is a International Accrediting Commission that represents over 186 institutions, in 6 countries and 35 States in USA.. With over 30,000 registered students reported in 2000.

FICU has elected ACI as its Accrediting Agency because of our desire to remain free from the control of any Federal, State or private agency controlled by same, that will not allow complete Religious Freedom in our curriculum and student body.

 


FICU IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION.

(b) Where promotional material for an unaccredited institution consists of an advertisement in a periodical published by a person or entity that is not affiliated with the unaccredited institution, the disclosure required in subsection (a) may be abbreviated to state as follows NOT ACCREDITED BY AN AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION. The disclosure required under this subsection shall be made in a type size as large or larger than any other text in the advertisement.