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Certification Requirements by Partner Organization
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Each partner organization of the Alliance has established SPECIALIZED COMPETENCIES and specific PORTFOLIO requirements for certification.  Please choose the appropriate organization see the requirements and special competencies.

Remember, you you can seek certification in a specialization even if your role or job title does not match exactly.  In ministry, we serve under various titles and wear many "hats".  For example, you may be titled as a pastoral associate but be responsible for catechesis or music or youth ministry. You may be called a Director of Faith Formation  instead of a DRE. Choose the certification that best matches your formation and ministerial experience.

Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC)

_    Diocesan Director of Worship–DW

_    Parish Director of Liturgy-DL

 

 National Association for Lay Ministry (NALM)

  _    Parish Life Coordinator–PLC

_    Pastoral Associate–PA

_    Parish Business Manager-PBM

 

National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM)

_    Director of Music Ministries–DMM

 

National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL)

_    Parish Catechetical Leader–PCL

_    Parish Director of Evangelization-PDE

 

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM)

_    Youth Ministry Leader-YML

_    Youth Ministry Leader, including Pastoral Juvenil Hispana-YMLPJH

_    Youth Ministry Leader including High School Campus Ministry LeaderYMLCM

_    Diocesan Youth Ministry Leader, including Pastoral Juvenil Hispana–DYML

The Process

  1. Apply for certification by creating a membership and uploading appropriate documentation. 
    Pay the $95 application fee.
  2. APPLICATION is reviewed by your organization's Partner Certification Review Committee (PCRC)
  3. When application is approved by the PCRC you become a CANDIDATE for certification. 
  4. Begin creating your PORTFOLIO by uploading assessments, documents and your integration paper.
    Pay the $165 candidacy fee.
  5. When complete, your PORTFOLIO is reviewed by your PCRC. The PCRC may ask for more information or offer guidance to strengthen your portfolio.
  6. Then the portfolio is forwarded to the National Certification Review Committee (NCRC) and then to the Alliance Commission for final approval.