Online Level 3 Certification

You must have achieved Level 2 certification to pursue Level 3. Authorization to begin Level 3 must be received from the Archdiocesan Catechetical Center. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

Possible CDU Level 3 Options (for those having taken Level 2 through CDU)

  • Basic Certificate in Vatican II (60 hrs) + Basic Certificate in Sacred Scripture (40 hrs) = 100 hrs
  • Advanced Certificate in Catechetics (20 hrs) + Basic Certificate in Church History (30 hrs) + Basic Certificate in Vatican II (60 hrs) = 110 hrs
  • Advanced Certificate in Catechetics (20 hrs) + Basic Certificate in Church History (30 hrs) + Basic Certificate in Sacred Scripture (40 hrs) + Vatican II: Lay Spirituality (10 hrs) = 100 hrs
  • Any combination of complete non-credit certificates totaling 100 clock hours or more.

1 CEU = 10 clock hours

Possible Level 3 CDU Options (for those NOT having taken Level 2 through CDU)

  • Advanced Certificate in Catechetics (60 hrs) + Basic Certificate in Sacred Scripture (40 hrs) = 100 hrs
  • Advanced Certificate in Catechetics (60 hrs) + Basic Certificate in Vatican II (60 hrs) OR Basic Certificate in Church History (60 hrs) = 120 hrs
  • Basic Certificate in Vatican II (60 hrs) + Basic Certificate in Church History (60 hrs) = 120 hrs
  • Certificate in the Catechism of the Catholic Church = 130 hrs
  • Any combination of complete non-credit certificates totaling 100 clock hours or more.

1 CEU = 10 clock hours

When an individual completes a course or seminar with a minimum grade of 75%,the student will be invited to download a certificate, confirming completion of the course and the corresponding CEU's/clock hours awarded.

Once all course requirements for certification through CDU are successfully completed, the individual must print and submit the certificates of completion, along with the application for certification (click here to access and download an application) to the Academy for Lay Ecclesial Ministry. The individual must assure that the application is complete. Incomplete applications will be returned to the individual.

The promocode for the Archdiocese of San Antonio is CDU15SANANTONIO. Click here to register for CDU courses.