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Master Catechist Certification

Master Catechist Certification

Following the directives of the National Directory for Catechesis and recognizing the need to properly train and equip catechists throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit, the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis has developed a certification program for Master Catechists. Having met the requirements, Master Catechists will be approved by the Archdiocesan of Detroit to:

  • Teach Catechist Formation Topics in the Archdiocese
  • Approve catechists for Advanced Catechist Certification
  • Mentor candidates for Master Catechist certification program
  • Participate in Catholic School Accreditation teams as the Religion representative
  • Participate in various AOD committees and activities relating to the areas of Evangelization and Catechesis

Process for Master Catechist Certification


1. Complete and submit application form:
2. Work with an assigned mentor and complete internship which includes observing and facilitating Catechist Formation topics.
3. Submit completed requirements and reporting forms. Application Checklist