Presbytery Certification

Presbytery Certification

Students seeking ordination within The Presbyterian Church in Canada are responsible for ensuring their certification by a presbytery. As a first step, candidates for ministry in the Presbyterian Church in Canada must request a recommendation from the session of the congregation where they have been members for at least a year.

A favourable recommendation for suitability for ministry is required prior to the Presbytery considering certification. If after examination the Presbytery is satisfied with general fitness for the ministry, it will certify you to study at one of the colleges.

Certification should be completed before entering the College, if possible. In any event, it should occur no later than the end of the second year of theological studies.