IBOLT was created to provide learners with greater access to quality, standard-based Christian education with enough flexibility so that learners everywhere can manage their own learning goals. When you sign up for a single course or an entire degree through IBOLT, your earned credits are issued by Vanguard College.

From there, you will discover a world of transferability to over 150 ABHE accredited Bible Colleges and Seminaries in North America!

Now that’s transferability!

That’s putting you in the driver’s seat. Right where you belong.

Our Campus

IBOLT doesn't have a physical campus built from bricks and mortar. Our servers are located in Edmonton Alberta (Canada).  We think that spending our valuable resources on staying connected with our faculty and students is more important than a building.

Our online instructors range from as far away as Maui, Hawaii to Newfoundland on the east coast of Canada to Vancouver on the west coast of Canada. Our students are as varied in their life context and location.

Our History

For several decades Vanguard College had a distance education program that relied heavily on other institutions. By 2001 the College realized that it needed to develop its own online courses and programs. The first set of locally designed and developed courses were made available to students in September 2002. Since then IBOLT as a program within Vanguard College has grown to include two four-year degrees, a two-year post-degree, a completers degree, a three-year diploma and five one-year certificates. Many of our graduates serve in church and para-church places with others going on to graduate study.