Clergy Continuing Education
The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. —Ephesians 4:11-13
Continuing Education Requirements for Priests and Deacons
All full-time, stipendiary priests shall take 40 Contact Hours of Continuing Education annually.
All active deacons shall take 20 Contact Hours of Continuing Education annually. A Contact Hour is defined as each hour the student and instructor are together in a learning situation, as distinguished from a Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
File Annual Continuing Education Reports by the end of December, and no later than Jan. 31 of the following year. Attach all supporting documents (copies of certificates of attendance and completion received for all Continuing Education, as well as courses not offered through the Diocese of Atlanta) to the online form in order to obtain confirmation of your report submission.