For Christian Educators
Educator Certification Committee Meetings and Exam Deadlines
Educator Certification Committee Spring Meeting: April 28-30, 2016
Exams will be read at the time of submission with evaluations sent to educators within two months of submission. Certification will take place only at biannual meetings of the Educator Certification Committee.
Certification for Christian educators recognizes the preparation and performance of persons serving as church educators in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), sets standards for Christian educators, and provides support for professional development.
This process is an affirmation of the importance of education to the total ministry of the Church.
If you are interested in finding out more about the educator certification process and plan to submit an application, begin by reading the overview of the process. Connect with a Certification Advisor in your presbytery, and download the appropriate application once you have determined the level at which you will enter.
- Educator Certification Process Overview (PDF)
- Presbytery Map (.png)
- Educator Certification Advisors
- Application for Certified Christian Educator* (PDF)
- Application for Christian Education Associate* (PDF)
*Please note that these applications are fillable PDF forms and should be filled out electronically. Do not use the built-in reader program found on your computer but, instead, save the document to your computer’s hard drive before completing it. If you do not have the latest version of Adobe Reader, you can install it from Adobe’s website.
Requirements for educator certification include fulfilling knowledge and skill area coursework. As courses are approved, they are added here and are listed by date, subject and location.
For assistance in seeking a call as a Christian Educator, these resources are provided for you