The Office of Religious Education provides formation for the certification of catechists in accordance with the guidelines established by the California Catholic Conference of Bishops. CA Guidelines.pdf
- These guidelines outline the process and standards whereby a catechist can gain or renew the California Catechist Certificate, or by which an experienced catechist can gain or renew the California Master Catechist Certificate.
- The California Catechist Certificate is awarded to those candidates for certification who successfully complete a program of formation approved by the Archdiocesan Office of Religious Education and designed for the particular purpose of basic catechist formation. Catechists are certified for a period of three years and are expected to participate in ongoing formation to maintain and renew their certification.
For detail information download the Become Certified Catechist brochure HERE.
Programs to receive Certification
Phase I – One Mission One Faith
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is a tapestry of many peoples and cultures with a common thread joining us as one: o... READ MORE »
Phase II – Vision and Skills for Faith Formation
A 7 week training opportunity (formerly knows as Specializations) that equips faith formation leaders with the know... READ MORE »
Phase III – Ministry Practicum
MINISTRY PRACTICUM PHASE Once the two first phases have been completed the catechist needs to: Do two observations... READ MORE »
Ongoing Formation Opportunities – Re-certification
Welcome! The Office of Religious Education in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles offers a variety of opportunities for ... READ MORE »