Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Welcome to CDU

CDU is partnering with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis to provide high quality online certificates and courses in adult faith formation. The online option from CDU allows the Archdiocese to provide solid formation and certification delivered in a convenient, flexible, and adult-friendly format. This partnership also permits members of the Indianapolis Archdiocese to experience CDU noncredit seminars and noncredit Catechism courses at a discounted tuition rate of $30 per seminar or course. Members are also invited to obtain any of CDU's noncredit certificates. The required courses and seminars offer a systematic approach to grow in knowledge of the Catholic faith. Click below to learn more about the various noncredit certificates. As a subsidy partner you can take the required seminars and courses for a discounted tuition rate.

CDU noncredit certificates

Basic Catechetical Formation

The following courses have been approved by the Archdiocese for Basic Catechetical Formation. All of these courses are in the independent study format.


Course Number Course Title CEU's
THEO N004 Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church 2
THEO N005 The Profession of Faith 2
THEO N006 The Celebration of Christian Mystery 3
THEO N007 Life in Christ 3
THEO N008 Christian Prayer 2
THEO N038 Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, Mother of the Church 1
RELED N001 Basic Catechetics for Discipleship, Part I 1


Ministry Specific Essentials

Any of CDU's online seminars may be used for individuals looking for noncredit formation in specific diocesan and parish ministries. Visit the Online Seminar page to learn more.

Adult Faith Formation

Faith formation is a lifelong journey. Just as we are required to stay current in our professional lives, the Church calls us to continue growing in knowledge of our faith. CDU’s noncredit courses and seminars offer adults carefully designed curriculum of doctrinal, moral, and spiritual formation that combines high quality, faithful teachings in a convenient distance learning format. Visit the Adult Faith Formation page to learn more.

The promo code for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis is CDU16INDIANAPOL. Click here to find out how to register for a course or seminar.

Visit your diocesan page for more questions.