What Is Certification? Certification is professional recognition given upon completion of a series of workshops, seminars, personal study, and practical experience. This study program has been designed to help a person become knowledgeable about the word of God, the needs of children, and the most effective methods for teaching them. Those who continue on with the certification process can help to train others.
To begin with, you need a certification course record. These brochures can be ordered in bulk from AdventSource; check with your local conference for small orders, or view/print below:
Participants keep their own records. They write the date beside each component as it is completed, and get the presenter to initial it. When all courses for that level are completed, the participant turns the finished record in to the conference Children’s Ministries Director and receives a certificate of completion.
There is no charge for participating in this program. All you need to do to get started is to print out the requirements for the Basic Certification (or whichever level applies), and contact your conference Children's Ministries director to let them know you're working on certification. Then choose your plan of attack:
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)North American Division Children’s Ministries has partnered with Griggs University, the higher education division of Home Study International, to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Basic Children’s Ministry Certification seminars taught at NAD training conventions. Each completed track is worth 1.5 CEUs; in order to apply for CEUs, you must:
Online Certification is available at www.kidsministryideas.com . If you are an ACMA (Adventist Children's Ministries Association) members, enrollment in this program will automatically keep track of classes you have taken.