Catechist Certification Program

Catechist Certification Course

En Español

Catechist certification is a program for catechists in parishes and schools that ensures that those who teach the Catholic faith have the necessary understanding and knowledge to share the faith with those they teach. To receive catechist certification, register on, and complete the course with a study group.To learn more, read Arkansas Catholic or watch the video below.

Professional Day

The Arkansas Catholic Professional Day for Teachers is a daylong workshop for elementary and secondary Catholic school teachers, principals and parish religion teachers in Arkansas. During this event, participants have the opportunity to earn professional development hours as required for continued certification. This event includes educational workshops, exhibitors and an awards ceremony for teachers celebrating 25 years of service in Catholic schools. All Catholic schools are closed on this day. The program is sponsored by the diocesan Catholic Schools Office. For more information, contact Theresa Hall at (501) 664-0340.

St. Andrew School of Evangelization

The St. Andrew School of Evangelization challenges participants to answer Jesus' call to evangelize to the ends of the earth, forming new evangelists for the new evangelization of the third millennium. It is named after the Apostle Andrew because of his example in evangelizing his brother, Peter. Its mission is to follow Andrew's example in finding people like Peter who can love, serve and proclaim the Lord better than ourselves. This ministry is available in English and Spanish. It began in the Diocese of Little Rock in March 2011. Internationally, there are more than 2,000 schools of evangelization in 63 countries worldwide. Participants may attend for their spiritual development or to earn credit toward catechist certification. Courses are offered year-round at the diocese and on the parish level. To learn more, go to St. Andrew School of Evangelization or download the following brochure:

Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation

The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) is a growing initiative to offer adult religious education and faith formation anytime and anywhere via the internet. The goal is to support the Church's professional ministry of religious education and faith formation through cyberspace. The VLCFF is coordinated and sponsored by the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives (IPI) at the University of Dayton, Ohio, a Catholic Marianist Institution. Classes are offered in English and Spanish.