Become a Credentialed
Steps to Apply for Credentials
Credential Application & Fee
The credential application and payment link will be emailed to you.
Credential application fees are as follows:
- Certified $115
- Licensed $120
- Ordained $125
- Reinstatement $200
Once a completed application is received by our office, a member of the SCHD Credentialing team will be in contact with you.
After application, application fee, and all your reference forms have been received along with a satisfactory background check, you will schedule the credential exams with your presbyter.
Credential exams are available in English and Spanish. Inform your presbyter of your language preference.
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After successful completion of the credential exams, you will schedule the credential interview with your presbyter.
With the recommendation of your presbyter and review of all documents by the SCHD Secretary/Treasurer Office, your application will be sent to the General Council for final review.
Credential Review & Recognition
Upon approval from General Council, we will notify you and present you with your Assemblies of God Fellowship Card and Certificate.
Newly Certified, Licensed, and Ordained Mininsters are recognized in the fall at the LEAD One Day event in your region. Newly Ordained Ministers are also recognized in June at our LEAD Conference & Council.
*Steps 1-3 must be completed and sent to the district office by the following dates in order to schedule your interview for the next Executive Presbytery meeting.
January 31 for April Interview
June 30 for September Interview
October 31 for January Interview
Credential Exams Study Guides
- Polity Exam:
*First time applicants at the Licensed level will take all exams: Bible Knowledge, Doctrine, and Polity. Licensed upgrade applicants will take only the Polity Exam.
Most applicants will not take an exam at this level. However, there are circumstances that will require Ordained level applicants to take the exams.