The Institute of Biblical Anthropology offers a course of education called an apprenticeship, which is designed to be
intensive and as such, one can complete it comparatively quickly. It is a certification and differs from conventional
higher education in that it is based on the Master/Apprentice style of education, in which a student learning a trade or skill
studied closely with a master craftsman. This approach diverges from the conventional collegiate model, which employs
not only the professor, but also a hierarchy of deans, administrators, and other officers, in an effort to make attainment
of a degree possible. In this program you study with a recognized scholar to hone an understanding of the Bible through
The programs here are designed to be completed quickly. The apprenticeship can be taken at leisure of course, but
you can complete your study in six months and attain a journeyman certificate, Master study can be completed in as little
as three months. In less than a year, you can complete a course in Biblical studies. Other programs can take as
long as two years and more. The IBA program is designed to put you "in the field," as it were, in less than a year.
The apprenticeship programs allow you to complete and provide proof of a course of Bible study. With the ordination
option (under development), you can also become a licensed minister of the Gospel. Other companies may provide you materials
to study on your own, but at the IBA you have the opportunity to study under the tutelage of a scholar in the Biblical world
and a licensed minister.