The Sem­i­nary, a pri­vate in­sti­tu­tion, is licensed by the Cal­i­for­nia Bureau for Pri­vate Post­sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion. Licensure means that the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

St. Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation, 5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, (407) 207-0808. The ABHE is one of the four national faith-related accrediting organizations for religious schools and seminaries that are recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).