Steps to become a certified Christian educator

Learn the necessary steps to becoming a certified Christian educator with the PC(USA).

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  1. Educator certification has the same requirements for all educators. They are achieved in differing ways, however. Teaching elders will have achieved some of the educational requirements through the M.Div. degree and ordination exams. Other educators may complete requirements through the certification-approved courses offered in various sites. Connecting with a presbytery-appointed Certification Advisor and completing the certification application as well as reading through the Educator Certification Handbook will make more of the requirements clear.

    by Martha Miller

    May 23, 2013

  2. I am already an ordained teaching elder serving a church full-time and considering a part-time teaching job at a Christian school. How would I go about being certified?

    by Jeff Colarossi

    May 22, 2013

  3. Certification courses are offered by course providers and, therefore, have differing costs. Some are connected to conferences while others are stand-alone courses. Please contact the person listed for each course to find out about associated costs.

    by Martha Miller

    February 12, 2013

  4. What is the cost of certified christian educator courses?

    by Jo Ahearn

    February 12, 2013

  5. The process for seeking a call is managed through the Church Leadership Connection. You may access that process and complete a PIF at

    by Martha Miller

    PC(USA) Staff

    October 10, 2011

  6. Good evening, I am trying to fill out the PIF; however, I cannot locate it online. I have found the PIF Tips pdf file but I cannot find the actual PIF. Can you please help me locate the form? Thank you. Heather Mauney

    by Heather Mauney

    October 7, 2011