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Credential Application Procedure


The following steps are for ANYONE interested in obtaining first-time credentials:

Step 1: Educational Requirements
All applicants must meet the appropriate educational requirements for the level of credentials being sought.  Educational requirements can be met through a variety of customizable training venues.  

Step 2: Application Packet

  All, but two courses must be completed before beginning the application process, applicants will receive the first half of the application packet and related forms.  The following items must be received at our office in order to proceed: 1) the General Council application, 2) application fee 3) authorization forms, 4) copy of social security card & driver’s license, and 5) background check disclosure. Once these items are received, applicants will be sent the remaining parts of the application packet which includes letter of explanation for the level of credentials recommended, reference forms, exam synopsis, and relational meeting information.

Step 3: Examination

All applicants must complete the required General Council exam for each level along with a credentialing interview. A synopsis for the exam/interview will be provided.

Following the credentials interview, the Network Executive Presbytery will vote and make a recommendation to the General Council Credentials Committee in regard to the granting of credentials.  Credentials will be effective upon General Council approval.

If you have questions related to this procedure, please contact Brenda Viator: or call (318) 445.6238

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