After completing the required Level One courses, the catechist achieves Level One certification by participating in a self-assessment process and an observation/evaluation while teaching a catechetical session. The catechist must serve in the parish catechetical ministry for one year before being eligible for certification.
Self Assessment Process
This Catechist Formation Review is based on information presented in the Spirituality and Theology sessions of the Level One Catechist Formation Program. This instrument provides you with an opportunity to review that information, to check your knowledge, and if necessary, to clarify your understanding of a particular point. As a requirement for Level One certification, you will be asked to print (for your own records) the Review Results and fill out a feedback form.
Make sure that you disable any pop-up stoppers before you begin. There are 104 multiple choice and true/false questions in this review with no time limit. The review averages about 50 minutes to take, although, depending on your speed, your time may vary. To take the review, login to ArchNYLAB and choose “Catechist Formation Level One Review” from the Catalog. Information on logging in or creating an account on ArchNYLAB.
If you need a hard copy of the Catechist Formation Review, please call the regional catechetical director in your area.
By completing the Level Two courses, the catechist achieves Level Two certification.