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Certification Renewal – Office of Evangelization and Catechetical Ministry

Certification of the fully certified California, Diocesan, or Advanced catechist expires three years from the date of issue. Certification is renewed in one of the following ways:

  • Completing thirty clock hours in Diocesan sponsored or approved conferences, workshops, or congresses that are designated for renewal credit;
  •  Completing thirty hours of course work in the San Diego Diocesan Institute;
  •  Completing an approved course in Religious Studies or Religious Education at a Catholic college or university;
  • Completing a specialization in a given area, such as Preschool, Special Religious Education, RCIA, or Catechetical Methods.