For parish catechists, catechetical leaders, RCIA catechists and leaders, scripture study leaders, pastoral leaders and other interested adults, the following series of courses has been approved by the Archdiocese to achieve Level 2 Certification.  ALL of these courses must be completed to satisfy Level 2 requirements.

An individual must already hold Level 1 Certification to be able to begin either online or classroom Level 2 courses.  Failure to do so may result in these studies not being counted towards certification.  Please contact John Miller for more information at

For those having begun Level 2 classroom courses who would like to complete Level 2 online, please click here.

Successful completion of this CDU series of non-credit courses also fulfills TCCED Certification Requirements for Elementary Teachers of Religion in Catholic Schools (1/9/14).

Course Number Course Title CEUs*
THEO N004 Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church 2
THEO N005 The Profession of Faith 2
THEO N006 The Celebration of Christian Mystery 3
THEO N007 Life in Christ 3
THEO N008 Christian Prayer 2
SCRPT N004 Introduction to Scripture and the Gospel Message 1
SCRPT N113 The Way Catholics Use Scripture: Pope Benedict’s Verbum Domini 1
RELED N042 Forming Disciples for Community and Mission: Basic Tasks of Catechesis 1

*1 CEU = 10 clock hours

Online Independent Study Courses

  • View and/or listen to lesson lectures
  • Complete 2 or 3 graded assignments [open book – Grade of 75 or higher required to receive credit]
  • Complete course within two months

Online Three-Week Group Seminars

  • View and/or listen to weekly lectures
  • Participate and post in the discussion area during each of the 3 weeks
  • Complete 1-page reflection paper within two weeks after seminar concludes

When an individual completes a course or seminar with a minimum grade of 75%,the student will be invited to download a certificate, confirming completion of the course and the corresponding CEU’s/clock hours awarded.

Once all course requirements for certification through CDU are successfully completed, the individual must print and submit the certificates of completion, along with the application for certification (click here to access and download an application), to the Academy for Lay Ecclesial Ministry. If any Level 2 classroom courses were taken to fulfill requirements, a copy of those completion certificates should accompany the application. The individual must assure that the application is complete. Incomplete applications will be returned to the individual.

The promocode for the Archdiocese of San Antonio is CDU15SANANTONIO. Click here to register for CDU courses.