The Institute of Conservative Apostolic Theology derives its authority to confer theological degrees and diplomas under the Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part 1, Chapter 7, Subchapter A, Rule 7,9, which states: “The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board does not regulate Religious Institutions of Higher Education which offer degrees only in religious disciplines.” It also enjoys exemption from regulatory oversight of the Texas Workforce Commission under the Texas Education Code, Chapter 132, Section 132.002(a)(2).
The primary purpose of our credential is for recognition within the community of Apostolic churches. Under no circumstances does the Institute of Conservative Apostolic Theology represent or warrant that its credits are recognized by any employers or transferable to any other institution of higher learning. Such transferability or acceptance remains entirely at the discretion of the receiving institution or employer. Prospective students who intend to use ICAT credit for transfer or for employment purposes are strongly advised to first verify the suitability of our credits with said institutions or employers prior to enrollment.
Some states prohibit the use of academic titles conferred by institutions not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Institute of Conservative Apostolic Theology has chosen not to seek such accreditation; therefore, it is the responsibility of prospective students to verify the legality in their state of utilizing any academic degree or title conferred by ICAT. Currently, ICAT is unable to admit students living in Arkansas, Alabama, Iowa, Nevada, Oregon or Wyoming to its degree programs. Students from these states may only enroll in the Diploma in Advanced Biblical Studies program.
The Institute of Conservative Apostolic Theology is registered as a non-profit corporation in the State of Texas. It is a ministry of Alamo City Apostolic Church and has pledged to offer all its academic programs at no cost on a first-come, first-serve basis to qualified applicants of any race, any national origin, and either gender. ICAT reserves the right to limit admission to preserve appropriate student-to-teacher ratios.