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The Florida Council of Private Colleges welcomes institutions to consider the benefits of membership. The purpose of the FCPC is to serve private, degree granting, faith based institutions that provide quality faith based higher education within the scope of FCPC’s service, namely the State of Florida.

The FCPC has a proven track record that promotes “Keeping the Lord’s testimony above reproach,”, and “United We Stand, Divided Individually We Can Be Conquered.” The FCPC is for faith-based institutions that do not take government funds in the USA, excluding: 1. VA benefits in the USA and 2. Institutions with USDE recognized accreditation. A faith-based institution that has a physical presence is legally incorporated, registered or operating in, and offers instruction in Florida in agreement with the purpose and mission of the FCPC, are welcome to apply for membership subject to applicable FCPC membership fees. Membership approval is determined by an action of the Executive Committee of the FCPC.
The Florida Council of Private Colleges welcomes institutions to consider the benefits of FCPC membership. The purpose and mission of the FCPC is, “Keeping the Lord’s testimony above reproach”, in Private Faith Based Colleges by serving private, degree granting, faith based institutions that provide academic excellence standards in education. The FCPC has a proven track record that promotes “Keeping the Lord’s testimony above reproach,”, and “United We Stand, Divided Individually We Can Be Conquered.” The FCPC is for faith-based institutions that offer instruction in Florida where verifiable. Membership approval is determined by an action of the Executive Committee of the FCPC.

FCPC MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

FCPC membership association consists of four sequential membership levels:

advanced-member

Level 4. FCPC ADVANCED [A] Member

Institution has achieved CPCA  10-Year CERTIFIED or CPCA 5 Year CERTIFIED certification status listed  on www.cpca-edu.us

sustaining-member

Level 3. FCPC SUSTAINING [S] Member

Institution has achieved CPCA Candidate or CPCA Applicant certification status listed on www.cpca-edu.us

member

Level 2. FCPC MEMBER [M] Member

Member has achieved FCPC Member requirements listed on www.fcpc-edu.org.

affiliate-member

Level 1.FCPC AFFILIATE [AF] Member

New member joins as an AFFILIATE Member listed on www.fcpc-edu.org. When the FCPC has examined and verified compliance WITH Level 1: FCPC AFFILIATE [AF] Membership status then the institution will immediately move to Level 2: FCPC MEMBER [M] Membership status.

Level 4. FCPC ADVANCED [A] Membership

with CPCA 10 Year CERTIFIED 

has achieved their FCPC Level 4 membership level  at www.fcpc-edu.org, which include:

  1. Not taking government funds in the USA excluding:
    a.VA benefits in the USA , or
    b. have USDE recognized accreditation.
  2. Having a physical presence with two or more of the following;
    a. incorporated or,
    b. a ministry of an incorporated entity or,
    c. in the USA under a church with IRS letter recognizing them as a church for donor   contributions or,
    d. licensed or,
    e. exempt from licensure or,
    f. CPCA  ADVANCED [A]  Member with USDE recognized accreditation.
  3. Are in compliance with the standards, requirements, and fees of the FCPC at www.fcpc-edu.org.
  4. This institution has achieved the qualifications for the Level 4: FCPC ADVANCED [A] Membership standards of excellence on www.fcpc-edu.org, and their 21st Century CPCA 10 Year CERTIFIED qualifications, see http://cpca-edu.us/certification/. Congratulations on completion of the highest level of CPCA certification. Well done! 

See Level 4: FCPC ADVANCED [A] Member institutions with CPCA 10 Year CERTIFIED

with CPCA 5 Year CERTIFIED 

has achieved their FCPC Level 4 membership level  at www.fcpc-edu.org, which include:

  1. Not taking government funds in the USA excluding:
    a.VA benefits in the USA , or
    b. have USDE recognized accreditation.
  2. Having a physical presence with two or more of the following;
    a. incorporated or,
    b. a ministry of an incorporated entity or,
    c. in the USA under a church with IRS letter recognizing them as a church for donor   contributions or,
    d. licensed or,
    e. exempt from licensure or,
    f. CPCA  ADVANCED [A]  Member with USDE recognized accreditation.
  3. Are in compliance with the standards, requirements, and fees of the FCPC at www.fcpc-edu.org.
  4. This institutions has complied the qualifications for the Level 4: FCPC ADVANCED [A]  Membership standards of excellence on www.fcpc-edu.org, and their 21st Century CPCA 5 Year CERTIFIED qualifications, see http://cpca-edu.us/certification/. This institution is now eligible to enroll in the 21st Century CPCA 10 Year CERTIFIED certification process, see http://cpca-edu.us/certification/ 

See Level 4: FCPC ADVANCED [A] Member institutions with CPCA 5 Year CERTIFIED

Level 3. FCPC SUSTAINING [S] Membership

with CPCA CANDIDATE certification 

has achieved their FCPC Level 3: membership level  at www.fcpc-edu.org, which include:

  1. Not taking government funds in the USA excluding: 
  1. VA benefits in the USA , or                                                                                                                
  2. have USDE recognized accreditation.
  1. Having a physical presence with two or more of the following;
    a) incorporated or,
    b) a ministry of an incorporated entity or,
    c) in the USA under a church with IRS letter recognizing them as a church for donor   contributions or,
    d) licensed or,
    e) exempt from licensure or,
    f) CPCA  ADVANCED [A]  Member with USDE recognized accreditation.    

3.  Are in compliance with the standards, requirements, and fees of the FCPC at www.fcpc-edu.org.

4. This institution is now eligible to enroll in the 21st Century CPCA 5 Year CERTIFIED certification process, see http://cpca-edu.us/certification/.

See Level 3: FCPC ADVANCED [A] Member institutions with CPCA CANDIDATE

with CPCA APPLICANT certification 

has achieved their FCPC Level 3: membership level  at www.fcpc-edu.org, which include:

  1. Not taking government funds in the USA excluding: 
  1. VA benefits in the USA , or                                                                                                                
  1. have USDE recognized accreditation.
  1. Having a physical presence with two or more of the following;
    a) incorporated or,
    b) a ministry of an incorporated entity or,
    c) in the USA under a church with IRS letter recognizing them as a church for donor   contributions or,
    d) licensed or,
    e) exempt from licensure or,
    f) CPCA  ADVANCED [A]  Member with USDE recognized accreditation.    

3.  Are in compliance with the standards, requirements, and fees of the FCPC at www.fcpc-edu.org.

4. This institution is now eligible to enroll in the 21st Century CPCA 5 Year CANDIDATE certification process, see http://cpca-edu.us/certification/.

See Level 3: FCPC ADVANCED [A] Member institutions with CPCA APPLICANT

Level 2. FCPC MEMBER [M] Membership

has achieved their FCPC MEMBER [M]  Member requirements at www.fcpc-edu.org which includes;

  1. not taking government funds in the USA excluding:
    a) VA benefits in the USA , or
    b) have USDE recognized accreditation.
  2. having a physical presence with two or more of the following;
    a) incorporated or,
    b) a ministry of an incorporated entity or,
    c) in the USA under a church with IRS letter recognizing them as a church for donor contributions or,
    d) licensed or,
    e) exempt from licensure
  3. are in compliance with the standards, requirements, and fees of the FCPC at www.fcpc-edu.org for FCPC MEMBER [M]  Member
  4. has advanced from FCPC AFFILIATE [AF]  Member to either;
    a) enroll in the FCPC SUSTAINING [S]  Member with CPCA APPLICANT Certification process or,s
    b) has chosen  not to advance to the FCPC SUSTAINING [S]  Member level but annually maintains their qualifications for the FCPC MEMBER [M]  Member status.
  5. This institution is now eligible to enroll in the Level 3: FCPC SUSTAINING [S] Membership upon completion of the 21st Century CPCA APPLICANT Certification process, see http://cpca-edu.us/certification/.

See Level 2: FCPC MEMBER [M] Member institutions

Level 1. FCPC AFFILIATE [AF] Membership

FCPC AFFILIATE [AF]  Membership is available to a prospective entry level private faith based institution of higher education within the scope of FCPC’s service, namely the State of Florida, where:

  1. they or the FCPC has determined that the institution meets some but not all of the FCPC MEMBER [M]  Member membership standards and requirements on www.fcpc-edu.org.
  2. the institution has committed and stated its desire to be working toward qualifying for the FCPC MEMBER [M]  Member standards of excellence on www.fcpc-edu.org to qualify for FCPC MEMBER [M]  Member status.
  3. they are not taking government funds in the USA.
  4. they are working on having a physical presence with two or more of the following;
    a) incorporated or,
    b) a ministry of an incorporated entity or,
    c) in the USA under a church with IRS letter recognizing them as a church for donor contributions or,
    d) exempt from licensure or,
    e) licensed.
  5. they conform to disclosure restrictions relative to USDE non-recognized accreditation.
  6. they will actively work to achieve compliance with the standards and fees of the FCPC at www.fcpc-edu.org for FCPC AFFILIATE Member to achieve FCPC MEMBER [M]  status.
  7. FCPC AFFILIATE [AF]  Member is not FCPC MEMBER [M]  Member, FCPC SUSTAINING [S}  Member, FCPC ADVANCED [A}  Member, CPCA certification, USDE accreditation, or to be confused with or represented in any way that they are.
  8. When the FCPC has examined and verified compliance WITH Level 1: FCPC AFFILIATE [AF] Membership status then the institution will immediately move to Level 2: FCPC MEMBER [M] Membership status.

See Level 1: FCPC AFFILIATE [AF] Member institutions

Join FCPC

The Florida Council of Private Colleges welcomes institutions to consider the benefits of membership.  The purpose of the FCPC is to serve private, degree granting, faith based institutions that provide quality faith based education.