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 Catechist Certification

The certification process helps to equip catechists with the knowledge and skills to meet the faith formation needs of the children in their care. Below is a short description of the certification process:

  • Theology Phase: major themes of faith and church teaching
  • Specialization Phase: age specific skills such as lesson planning and classroom management
  • Practicum Phase: Observations, Evaluations and Recommendations

For more information on the certification process and to find a formation center, visit the Formation website


Ministry Formation Centers (Theology Phase)

For the most up-to-date information about current or future Ministry Formation Centers, email or call your Regional Coordinator.  Click on the link below for more information about Ministry Formation Centers and Regional Coordinator contact information:


Catechist Recertification

Catechists are certified for a period of 3 years. During that time, catechists are expected to participate in 30 hours of ongoing formation for recertification. It is the responsibility of the catechist to keep a record of their ongoing education and to submit a Recertification Form to the Office of Religious Education.

Catechist Recertification Form

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