Bible Certificate

This program is for those who want an overview of biblical and theological perspectives and want to study within the structure of a program with minimal program requirements.

Students working toward a Bible Certificate must complete their studies within a set time limit, and may go on to earn an Associate or Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies (AACS/BACS) college degree.

Core Curriculum

(12 credit hours)

Biblical Studies

(6 credit hours)

BLST 103 Gospels


BLST 111 Old Testament Literature



(6 credit hours)

THEO 112 Introduction to Spiritual Theology


THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology


Discipline Required and Electives

(13 credit hours)

Required Course

(1 credit hour)

CM 103 Orientation to Distance Education


Christianity and the Church

(3 credit hours)

Choose 1 from the following:
CM 101, THEO 370, HIS 237, HIS 238


Biblical Studies and Theology

(9 credit hours)

BLST - Old Testament Studies


BLST - New Testament Studies


Theology Elective


Free Electives

(6 credit hours)

view all course descriptions

Application Steps:

1. Fill out the Form A!
2. Request that your Official Transcript be sent to the address below from the College/University you graduated from.
3. Contact two references and ask them to complete  Reference Form B and  Reference Form C.
4. Complete the  Outcomes Assessment Essay
5. Deposit all the required funds for one year of study (tuition + living expenses).  In addition, Briercrest requires that the applicant deposit $2500 for return airfare. A letter of acceptance will not be given to the successful applicant until these amounts are accounted for.
6. If English is not your first language, then you must complete one of the following Standardized Tests. The required scores are listed in the table below:

  • TOEFL (Institution Code: 9644)
  • CAEL

Test Name

Accepted Score



Test of English as a Foreign Language

Internet Based: 80
Minimum Category Scores:

Reading: 19
Speaking: 18
Writing: 18 

Paper Based: 550

Computer based: 213

CN 6151, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 08541-6151
Tel: 609.771.7100

Briercrest Institution Code: 9644


International English Language Test System

Band Score: 6.5

The British Council, IELTS Enquiries
Medlock Street, Manchester, M15 4AA, United Kingdom
Tel: 0161.957.7755


Canadian Academic English Language Assessment

Minimum Score: 60

CAEL Assessment Office
228 Paterson Hall
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
Tel: 613.520.2600 ext.2271


Michigan English Language Assessment Battery

Minimum Score: 85

English Language Institute
3020 North University Building
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA 48109-1057
Tel: 313.764.2416

 Exceptions will be made if:

1. You are a citizen of the United States, Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand or the British West Indies, and are a native speaker of English.

2. You have studied in one of the countries mentioned above, or in Canada within the past three years and have a good academic record at the school attended. 

If the applicant is accepted:

  • He/she will be notified via phone or email as soon as possible.
  • An official Letter of acceptance will follow.
  • Proof of sufficient funds (tuition, fees and living expenses included) for one year of study will then be asked for it if they have not already been provided.  The required funds for one full year of study (tuition + living expenses) plus $2500.00 for return airfare must be deposited into the applicants Briercrest Student account before the letter of acceptance will be sent.
  • Any additional information that Briercrest needs (photocopy of passport, medical information) may be requested.
  • At the time of crossing the border, the student must be in possession of the following items
    • Your official letter of acceptance from Briercrest Seminary.
    • Evidence of sufficient funds for one year's worth of tuition and living expenses.
    • Be in possession of a valid Passport.
    • A document processing fee will be collected at the port of entry.  Since immigration requirements are subject to change, students are strongly encouraged to contact the Canadian Consulate   nearest them prior to crossing the border.  For more information, please contact Immigration Canada

If all these steps are taken, the student will be granted entry into the country with a permit to study. 

If you have any additional questions you can contact Briercrest Admissions at: 

Phone: 1-800-667-5199
Fax: 1-800-667-2329
    Briercrest Admisssion
            510 College Dr.
            Caronport, SK
            S0H 0S0