Catechist Information & Certification Process

Please check back to this page and check the bulletin for parish certification classes.

Catechist Information

Catechist day of formation, Elementary and Middle school, St. Mary Magdalene 8:30 am – 1:30 pm August 9, 2014

Youth Core team Day of Formation, All Saints Catholic Church, Dunwoody, 9:30 am – 3:45 pm – August 9

Catechist Certification Conference, Transfiguration Church, Marietta, 8 am – 4 pm – August 23. Follow this link to register for sessions

Catechist Certification Conference, St. Philip Benizi, Jonesboro November 15, 9 am – 4 pm. Follow this link to register for sessions.

Catechist Certification

The process for catechist certification in the Archdiocese of Atlanta is contained in the document Communicating the Catholic Message. Catechist certification builds competency in four dimensions: Catechist, Theology, Learner and Methods. The certification hour requirements for parish catechists and Catholic school teachers are different, however, both build competency in the four key dimensions.

  • Communicating the Catholic Message [English]

Catechists working toward certification may track hours using the log sheets below:

  • Parish Catechist Certification Log: Basic [English: PDF | WORD] [Spanish: PDF | WORD]
  • Parish Catechist Certification Log: Intermediate [English: PDF | WORD] [Spanish: PDF | WORD]
  • Parish Catechist Certification Log: Advanced [English: PDF | WORD] [Spanish: PDF | WORD]

Certification Opportunities:

Webinars are available as well on the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s website

Click on the topic below to see the list of related webinars. Most webinars have been prerecorded and may be viewed at your convenience. Many of the webinars are free while some may require a fee. Although we do our best to be sure links are current, they can change without notice. If you encounter any errors following a link, please let us know so that we can make the correction.

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