Certificate in Biblical Knowledge

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There is nothing like the Word of God. It deserves our daily attention. David commended the person who studies of God’s Word  in Psalm 1 by saying; “He is like a tree planted by streams of water, he bears his fruit in season and his leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.” This is the basis for the Biblical Knowledge Certificate. It is all about pure Bible content.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who earn the Certificate in Biblical Knowledge will:

  • Know, understand, and apply fundamental principles including appropriate interpretation and application of Scripture in ministering to people.
  • Be equipped with an understanding of biblical principles, concepts and techniques for

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will:

  • Know, understand, and apply fundamental principles of Bible study including appropriate interpretation and application of Scripture in ministering to people.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of inductive Bible study observation, interpretation, and personal application.
  • Increase understanding of the Old and New Testaments, the Gospels, Genesis, Acts, Romans, and how to share the gospel in grace and truth.

Program Structure

This course of study benefits students who would like to become pastors, youth leaders, and ministry leaders. The courses taken in the Certificate Program can be applied toward a Bachelor of Art in Biblical Studies degree. The method of instruction is 100% online, asynchronous format with video conferencing.

Course Requirements

Total Credits: 24
Course ID Course Name Credits
THE219 Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics 3
THE402 Biblical Theology 3
BIB204 Genesis 3
BIB206 Isaiah 3
BIB223 The Gospel Of John 3
BIB235 Daniel / Revelation 3
BIB271 Acts 3
BIB274 Romans 3
Total Credits: 24

Admission Requirements

Individuals seeking admission to a Calvary Chapel University undergraduate program must:

  • Fill out and submit the online application through the Populi system;
  • Pay a $50 non-refundable application fee;
  • Request official transcripts for high school and all college or university coursework.  Verification of high school completion or an equivalent must be verified by the Registrar through official transcripts prior to admissions, enrolling, and matriculation.
  • Minimum overall grade point average is 2.0.
  • Complete Student Reference Requests.

Official transcripts with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 must be received and verified by the Registrar prior to course enrollment.

The spiritual requirements for admission involve demonstrating an unwavering commitment to Christ and the inspired and inerrant Scriptures, having consistent Christian character, utilizing one’s spiritual gifts for the building up of the Body of Christ and your professional vocation, and yielding to the Holy Spirit’s call to service and Christian growth.

Technology Requirements

  • 2.0 GHz processor or higher
  • 4 GB RAM
  • High Speed Internet
  • Speakers/Headphones
  • Microphone (external or built-in)
  • Webcam (internal or external)


  • Zoom
  • Google Suite of applications
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free from the Adobe website)

Competency Assessment

Applicant’s skills and competencies to succeed in a distance education environment are assessed prior to acceptance via official transcripts, the online application, and required admission materials including a personal testimony to determine spiritual readiness.

Online Instructional Methods

Courses are disseminated 100% online through Populi.com. The Certificate in Biblical Knowledge program will use instructional methods such as, but not limited to: video lectures, reading and writing assignments, discussion boards, quizzes, and tests.

Online Grading Practices

Final tests or examinations are course specific and assessed with a rubric. Passing grades are determined by each instructor and stated in the course syllabus. Within 48 hours of submitting assignments, work is evaluated and a grade is posted in the online course grade book. Students have access to view their personal grades at any time. There is no mailing of institutional responses or evaluations of students’ work. All grading and communication with students is conducted within Populi, the online operating system.

Graduation Requirements

CCU awards an academic Certificate Program diploma to students who are in good standing upon the satisfactory completion of all degree requirements, as listed in the University Catalog for the year during which the student first enrolled.

To be eligible for a Certificate Program diploma, a student must:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 24 credits through Calvary Chapel University
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Meet all University financial obligations.

Note: No grade below a C- will be applied toward a Certificate program at Calvary Chapel University. Please submit a Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester. In order for you to receive your diploma all financial obligations must be met.