Lifelong Formation

About Us

The Certification and ongoing formation of catechists and Catholic school teachers is a long-standing tradition for the Archdiocese of Chicago. This tradition has allowed us to reach thousands of faithful disciples who have chosen to dedicate themselves to become certified catechists.

The Certification Team advises and transforms catechists and ministers within the Archdiocese of Chicago, opening their eyes to the living presence of Christ in the life of our Church. The team provides catechists and ministers with ongoing formation and certification opportunities that awaken the spirit, inspire hearts and equip them with the necessary knowledge of the Catholic faith. Along with the Office of Catholic Schools, we have partnered with My Catholic Faith Delivered to offer a convenient, affordable and flexible way for catechists and ministers to participate in online and onsite formation and certification courses in English and Spanish.