Board of Ordained Ministry

Certifications in Specialized Ministries

CertificationCertification of Qualified People in Specialized Ministries in The United Methodist Church demonstrates a level of competency and standards set by the denomination. These standards include faith formation, academic training, and experience, membership in The United Methodist Church, and continuing study in the area of specialization.

The church’s need for individuals who can serve to the best of their ability makes certification by The United Methodist Church increasingly important.

The NTC BOM Certification Registrar is Rev. Elizabeth Moseley. You can reach her by email at or by phone at (214) 521-3111.

Further information can be found at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry website

Three Tracks for Certification in The United Methodist Church:

  • Professional
  • Undergraduate
  • Paraprofessional

Each track is available in nine areas of specialized ministry:

  • Ministry with the Poor
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Christian Education
  • Evangelism
  • Music Ministry
  • Older Adult Ministry
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Youth Ministry
  • Camp/Retreat Ministry


Professional Certification Process

Steps Into Professional Certification

Professional Certification Forms