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Professional Ministerial Certification

Ministerial Certification Office

Professional Ministerial Certification

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Theological coursework can be done minimally with a Certificate in Catholic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. If coursework in this area has already been completed, you will not be required to take it again.

1.   Professional level certification

  • Certificate in Catholic Theology
    • This covers the minimum requirements of theological formation for certification: Theology, Sacred Scripture, Ecclesiology, Moral Theology, Spirituality and Liturgy & Sacraments.
  • Basic Diploma in Pastoral Ministry

2.   Associates level certification

  • Associates degree in Ministry

3.   Bachelor's level certification

  • Bachelor's degree in theology, pastoral ministry, pastoral studies, etc.

4.   Master's level certification

  • Master's degree in theology, pastoral ministry, pastoral studies, etc.

Ministerial formation is provided for the following areas:

  • Christian Service Coordinator
  • Coordinator of Youth Ministry
  • Liturgical Musician
  • Parish Catechetical Leader/Director of Religious Education
  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Coordinator


Registration by mail is available for Christian Service Coordinator, Director of Religious Education, Liturgical Musician, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Coordinator or Coordinator of Youth Ministry also.  Make checks payable to the "Archdiocese of Detroit".

Have questions about Professional Ministerial Certification? Contact Ministerial Certification Office


Sacred Heart Major Seminary
2701 Chicago Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48206

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