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ACLEM Membership and Certification Process Application

To begin your Application (registration into the LEM Certification site) choose your current status:

  • Applicant-beginning the certification process application-Applications can be completed as time allows and are due completed for review and acceptance October 1 and February 1. THIS IS THE PLACE TO START.
  • Candidate-(needs approval from Admin) Application has been approved and portfolio is being built.  You have one year from application date to complete your portfolio for review or to ask for an extension.
  • Certified-(needs approval from Admin)-Portfolio has been reviewed and certification granted. Needs to be renewed every 7 years.
  • Alliance Member or Alliance Member who is Certified-(needs approval from Admin) This type of membership give accesses to the platform for the Alliance Commission, Review Committee Members and Partner Certification Commission members only.  (These members need to download and sign then upload the Code of Confidentiality found here)





APPLICATION MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED

You do not need them all upon initial registration. You will be able to log on and upload at anytime after your register on the site.

  • Evidence of pastoral ministry experience (minimum 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time)-Resume
  • Official educational and formation program transcripts
  • Reference letter from supervising pastor (forms available in application)
  • Reference letters from two colleagues who have observed you in ministry (forms available)
  • Baptismal certificate/Evidence of full communion with the Catholic Church
  • Ministerial autobiography (instructions in application)
  • Signed and dated Code of Ethics (form in application)
  • Evidence of compliance with diocesan safe environment policies and background checks
  • Application fee $95 mailed to your partner organization