Basic Certificate in Catechesis

This catechetical certificate demonstrates that a catechist has taken courses designed to impart the essential knowledge and skills needed to hand on the Faith. Ideally, this initial formation should precede the beginning of one’s catechetical ministry. Catechists who complete these basic courses have the confidence and skills to be a catechist.

Certificate Objectives

Certificate Requirements

  • Completion of four theology courses on the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Completion of one required Catechetics course
  • Completion of one required Scripture course

For a description of each of these courses, please consult the online course catalog.

Required Independent Study Courses in the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Course Number Course Title CEU's
THEO N008 Christian Prayer 2
THEO N005 The Profession of Faith 2
THEO N006 The Celebration of Christian Mystery 3
THEO N007 Life in Christ 3


Required Catechetical Independent Study Course

Course Number Course Title CEU's
RELED N001 Basic Catechetics for Discipleship, Part 1 1


Required Scripture Course

Course Number Course Title CEU's
SCRPT N004 Introduction to Scripture and the Gospel Message 1


Request Certificate

Students should complete the required courses and then submit a Certificate Request Form.
Student can review their unofficial transcript online at MyCDU in order to monitor their progress toward the certificate.