Dr. Tom Tanner is a director of accreditation for the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in Pittsburgh. He also serves as the staff liaison for the redevelopment of the ATS Commission Standards and Policies. His interest in CBTE began in 2014 when he staffed the accreditation visit to Northwest Baptist Seminary, the first school to receive ATS Commission approval to offer a CBTE program. He was also one of the ATS staff facilitators for the CBTE peer group in 2016-2017 and wrote a set of CBTE guidelines that the ATS Board of Commissioners adopted in 2016 and updated in 2019.