The Council of Private Colleges of America (CPCA) is for Faith Based institutions that provide academic excellence standards in states other than Florida and countries where verifiable.
The CPCA is for Faith Based institution members that do not take government funds in the USA, excluding member institutions with USDE CHEA recognized accreditation.
CPCA Faith Based member institutions that operate in the USA are required to have THREE or more of the following;

  1.  incorporated or,
  2. a ministry of an incorporated entity or,
  3. with an IRS Taxpayer Identification Number letter, or
  4. with an IRS 501 (c) (3) Recognition of Tax-Exempt Status letter, or
  5. licensed or,
  6. exempt from licensure or,
  7. CPCA SUSTAINING Member with USDE CHEA recognized accreditation.
  8. Other state or country comparability’s may be accepted with CPCA approval.


The CPCA has a proven track record that promotes its purpose and mission mottoes of “Keeping the Lord’s testimony above reproach,”, and “United We Stand, Divided Individually We Can Be Conquered.”

The CPCA welcomes Faith Based institutions to consider the benefits of CPCA membership. The CPCA Membership approval is determined by an action of the CPCA.


  • The CPCA has a CPCA Cloud Account for all institutions included with your membership to maintain the longevity and integrity of the CPCA’s future for you.
  • CPCA Member institutions receive the following:
    • CPCA Virtual Cloud platform for all CPCA forms and materials,
    • CPCA Cloud Account,
    • CPCA Cloud Cabinet, and
    • CPCA Website promotion of their institution


CPCA Annual membership fees are due April 1 each calendar year and cover April 1 to March 31 of subsequent year.