The FCCPSA grants accreditation to qualified Christian private schools, issues Certificates of Accreditation / Inspection for faith-based child care facilities. In addition the FCCPSA publishes Administrator Manuals, provides training, resources, legislative updates, activity insurance, testing and fellowship for educators throughout the state of Florida.

The Florida Coalition of Christian Private School Accreditation, Inc. (FCCPSA) was founded and continues to be led by men and women who believe that parents are responsible to direct the education of their children in all areas of life, including academics.

From Deuteronomy 6:5-7 and Proverbs 22:6 in the Old Testament to Ephesians 6:4 in the New Testament, God repeatedly gives direction to the parents on the academic, moral and spiritual education of children. Our mission is to encourage and help in the development of the Christian Traditional and Non-traditional Private Schools throughout the State of Florida for those who have chosen to educate their children under the authority of a private school rather than registering their children under the superintendent in their County. It is the parent’s decision where the teaching takes place, whether at the school’s physical location or at the parent’s home.

About Cognia

Cognia Accreditation— through regional accrediting agencies, SACS CASI, NCA CASI, and NWAC—is globally recognized by universities, higher education institutions, state departments of education, and ministries of education. Cognia Accreditation signifies that a school meets or exceeds rigorous standards of educational quality and effectiveness, which can enhance the credibility of the institution and the academic preparation of its students.


In 1985, several private school organizations which accredited their member schools worked with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Private Education in seeking Federal recognition of their accreditation programs.

However, the Department’s General Counsel ruled there was not statutory authority for the Department to recognize any elementary – secondary accrediting agencies – including regional associations such as the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, etc. As a result of this, efforts to obtain recognition of private school accreditation programs ceased.

The concept resurfaced in 1992 when the same private school organizations began exploring the possibility of developing a national entity (not Federal) which would essentially serve as an “accrediting association of private school accrediting agencies.”

In September 1993, these organizations agreed to formalize the process at the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA). Twenty-one associations now hold full membership status in the Council. And, in order to assure that NCPSA recognition remains credible, highly respected educators such as former U.S. Secretary of Education Terrel Bell, Middles States Association of Colleges and Schools Elementary School Commission John Stoops, and others were asked to serve on the Council as at-large or “public” representatives.