The Salvation Army has in place an agreement with Asbury University (AU) in providing continuing education for officers. Since AU and The Salvation Army have historical theological and educational connections, this agreement is designed to continue to strengthen the friendly and mutually cooperative relationship through creation of a program of study for the completion of a Bachelor’s degree at AU for officers of The Salvation Army, U.S.A. Eastern Territory. Salvation Army College for Officer Training (CFOT) graduates, through a cooperative agreement, by including the usage of the previously completed credits at CFOT, will seek to obtain the Bachelor of Science in Non-Profit Administration (Ministry Management) degree at AU through further course work. AU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and approved to offer online curriculum, as well as traditional on- campus educational programs. The curriculum for the Non-Profit Administration (Ministry Management) degree is specifically designed for CFOT graduates to recognize Salvation Army directly applicable learning outcomes and objectives, provided by qualified AU instructors and Salvation Army consultants, at an accredited university. All credits satisfactorily completed at CFOT will be accepted as partial fulfillment of the 124 semester credits required to complete the AU Bachelor’s degree. The degree is designed such that it will be normally completed within the first five years of officership.
The CFOT further maintains formal Articulation and Teach-out agreements with Nyack College, New York, and Nazarene Bible College, Colorado. Additionally, formal Articulation agreements are maintained with Houghton College, New York, and the Inter American University of Puerto Rico.