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Below are any forms that you may need in regards to your initial certification or renewal of certification. For the certification application and self-assessment instrument, there are both online forms as well as PDF’s available.

Certification Application Checklist

Utilize this document to make sure everything is turned in that is required for your certification file.
Certification Checklist

Certification Overview

This flier shows our minimum certification requirements.
Lay Ecclesial Minister Certification Overview

Certification Handbook

This handbook is to assist in clarifying all elements of the certification process.
Lay Ecclesial Certification Handbook

Certification Application

Upon beginning the certification process, it is required that an application be turned in. This can either be done online or by printing out the application and mailing it in.
Online Application
Print: Christian Service Coordinator (CSC)
Print: Coordinator of Youth Ministry (CYM)
Print: Parish Catechetical Leader/Director of Religious Education (PCL/DRE)
Print: Liturgical Musician (LM)
Print: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Coordinator (RCIA)

Self-Assessment Instrument

This document is based off of the four pillars of formation from Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord, the US Bishop’s document on Lay Ecclesial Ministry. Throughout the document, there is a rating for each question as well as a required response to each question. This can either be done online or by printing out the self-assessment and mailing it in.
Online Self-Assessment
Print: Christian Service Coordinator (CSC)
Coordinator of Youth Ministry (CYM)
Director of Religious Education (PCL/DRE)
Liturgical Music (LM)
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Coordinator (RCIA)

Reference Forms

As part of the application requirements, two personal reference forms and one pastor reference form must be completed and turned in.
Pastor Reference Form | Personal Reference Form

Catechist Reporting Form

This form is completed and sent in to complete Advanced Catechist Certification. It is a requirement for DRE Certification as well as RCIA Coordinator Certification to be certified as an Advanced Catechist.
Catechist Certification Reporting Form

RCIA Catechist Reporting Form

This form is completed and sent in to complete RCIA Catechist Certification. A pre-requisite to this certification is Advanced Catechist Certification. This certification is for RCIA Catechists, and is also a pre-requisite for RCIA Coordinator Certification
RCIA Catechist Reporting Form