Facebook Twitter Contact Safe Environment Intranet for Staff and Parishes The Cathedral of Christ the Light

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

Sections

Basic Certification and Renewal

You are here: Home / Ministries-Formation / Sacramental Prep / Catechesis / Basic Catechist Certification

Basic Certification and Renewal

How to Become a Certified Catechist

woman and child teacher

Basic Catechist Certification is a learning process designed to help you gain basic knowledge and skills to communicate effectively the basic Catholic Christian message. The Bishops of California have established criteria to promote and standardize the competence of catechetical programs.

 

In the Diocese of Oakland, certification is granted after:

  • Successful completion of the Serra Catechetical Institute, or other certification course taught by a Master Catechist and approved by the diocese (60 hours);
  • One year of catechetical experience;
  • An observation and evaluation of the catechist in a catechetical session.

 

Basic Catechist Certification Guidelines

 

Basic Catechist Renewal Form

 

 

Basic Catechist Renewal Worksheet - NEW in 2017

Download and fill out excel worksheet

    For More Information:

    Please refer to our guidelines (above), and our Recommended Resources, or contact Dr. Margaret M. Turek, S.Th.D. at MTurek@oakdiocese.org.