Lay Ecclesial Certification

The Diocese of Lansing Ministry Certification process is described in detail within the document to the right. Click on handbook to download. 

National Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministry

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee on Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service (formerly the USCCB Commission on Certification and Accreditation) has approved the certification standards and procedures of the Diocese of Lansing, Office of Lay Ecclesial Ministry for Catechetical Leader, Pastoral Associates, Pastoral Coordinator, Pastoral Minister and Youth Ministry Leader through 2016.

The USCCB Subcommittee national office is located at 3211 Fourth Street NE, Washington, DC 20017 (202-541-3154). For more information visit their website