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Explore the deep, faith-building benefits of completing one of our Certificate Programs. 


Each of our practical certificates serves as a building block as you progress towards larger goals, like one of our Degree or Diploma programs as you advance in your ministry.  


Would you like help navigating your goals?  Which program is right for you?  

Reach out to us via email  or call (262) 644-5504 to speak with a staff member about meeting your ministry and spiritual goals with the Berean Bible Institute. 

Certificate of Basic Bible Studies (Cert. BBS)

This 30 credit hour certificate program provides a strong biblical foundation to any Christian seeking to serve the Lord. The requirements for earning the Cert. BBS follow a structured program that is made up of a foundational core curriculum that is essential to students gaining a working knowledge of the whole Bible while recognizing the importance of its dispensational nature and distinctives.  

It also provides the necessary skills and tools for a lifetime of effective personal Bible study and application of its teaching in day-to-day living.  In addition, it will teach the student how to effectively share Christ with the lost and encourage them to do so.  

This course of Bible study would be of great benefit for any believer and especially helpful for young men and women who are planning to attend a secular college or university where their faith will be challenged by humanistic philosophies and New Age concepts. 

This certificate particularly serves well:

  • Christians preparing for entry to secular university
  • Recent High School Graduates
  • New Christians
  • Sunday School Teachers
  • Elders/Deacons (Local Church Leadership)

A total of 30 credit hours are required to earn this certificate.  A minimum of 15 credit hours must be taken from BBI.

Required courses:

  • 101 Dispensational Survey (2 credit hours)
  • 102 Apologetics (2 credit hours)
  • 105 Basic Bible Doctrines I (2 credit hours)
  • 106 Basic Bible Doctrines II (2 credit hours)
  • 107 Personal Evangelism (2 credit hours)
  • 108 Romans (2 credit hours)
  • 109 Dispensational Hermeneutics (2 credit hours)
  • 110 Acts (2 credit hours)
  • 116 Biblical Worldview (2 credit hours)
  • Bible Exposition (103, 104, 203, 204, 303 or 304) (4 credit hours)
  • Approved Electives (8 credit hours)

All required courses can be taken via any combination of the following delivery formats:

  • On Campus Courses (schedule varies)
  • Instructor-Led, Virtual Courses (schedule varies)
  • Self-Directed Courses (start at any time)

While the most motivated students can complete 30 credit hours of study in as little as 1 academic year, students have the flexibility to work at a pace that works with the needs and demands of their life and ministry.  Call BBI today to discuss how we can support you personally in your training goals.  

Students, paying at the full tuition rate, will be charged for 30 credit hours at $100 per credit hour for a total of $3,000.  Textbooks, course materials and fees are additional expenses. 

See our financial information page for further details on our generous discounts and all applicable scholarship opportunities.

Are you ready for success?


"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service." Romans 12:1


"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15


"Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:13-14