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If you are a certified teacher through ACSI, you can take your first class with DTS free. All you need to do is apply and be approved, and then we’ll help you register for your free class!

Earn CEUs or graduate credit through DTS

If you enroll in and successfully complete a Dallas Theological Seminary course, ACSI will credit this toward your required CEUs. DTS courses are typically 2-3 credit hours, and each credit hour is equivalent to 3 CEUs (A 3hr class yields 9 CEUs). Further, with DTS’s full range of bible and theology courses, you’ll have the opportunity to become a Bible Teacher Specialist.

Earn up to 11-12 hours credit for serving with ACSI

If you’re currently working as an ACSI certified teacher at least 25 hours weekly, you may be eligible for DTS’s dynamic Ministry Residency program within the MACLMACE,  and ThM programs. DTS comes alongside you, integrating readings and competencies with your ministry, and you earn up to 12 hours credit. You’re already doing the work, so why not get credit for it?

Choose from our campuses or extension sites

We have campuses and extension sites across the United States to make it easy for you to earn your degree.

To begin the application process:

  1. Fill out the online application.
  2. On the “Final Items” page of the application, you’ll see a box for an Application Fee Waiver. In that box, please put this phrase: firstclassfree. Also, at the bottom of the same page there’s a box that says, “Who or what prompted you to apply to Dallas Theological Seminary?” Insert this note as an “answer” to that question: I am applying for the “First Class Free” offer. I am a certified teacher with ACSI. Thank you for waiving the application fee! 

If you have any questions, please let us know! You can reach us at or 800-3-Dallas (800-332-5527).