Recognition of Courses Completed
An individual who is currently a teacher in a Catholic Grade School and is not currently serving as a catechist/religion teacher, but who successfully completes the required courses and workshops for a level of certification, may be granted a Recognition of Courses Completed document by completing the request form and returning it to their Regional Office of Evangelization and Catechesis.
In addition to coursework, Catechist certification (all three levels) requires that the applicant:
- be a Catholic in full communion with the Church,
- have the designated years of catechetical experience and skill requirements for each level,
- be currently teaching religion in a Catholic School or serving as a catechist in a Parish Religious Education program.
If, at a later date, the applicant becomes a catechist/religion teacher and has fulfilled the addition requirements he/she may then apply for catechetical certification.