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The following documents are made available for the use of Master Catechists and candidates for Caliornia Catechist Certification or Recertification. Ministry Formation Center forms cannot be downloaded from this website. For more information on those forms, please contact the Consultant for Advanced Catechetical Ministries.



Catechist Certification: Basic - Evaluation Forms

The evaluation forms listed below are to be given to an already-certified catechist whose responsibility it will be to evaluate the candidate seeking certification. Ideally, this evaluation is conducted by the parish Director/Coordinator of Religious Education if he/she is a current, Certified or Master Catechist. The DRE/CRE may also enlist someone to conduct the evaluation provided that person is also a current, certified catechist of the same level. NoteTWO evaluations are required for certification.

Elementary Level Evaluation

Junior High Level Evaluation

Youth/Confirmation Level Evaluation

Adult Level Evaluation


Catechist Certification: Basic - Observation Forms

The observation forms below are for use by the candidate seeking certification as a catechist. They are to be used by the candidate to document their observation of an already-certified catechist engaged in catechetical ministry in the same level. Note:  TWO observations are required for certification.

Elementary Level Observation

Junior High Level Observation

Youth/Confirmation Level Observation

Adult Level Observation


Catechist Certification: Basic - Recertification

Recertification Form

Recertification forms are processed on the fourth (4th) Friday of each month except for December when they are processed on or before the third (3rd) Friday.


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