Clergy Excellence Candicacy Forms
Greetings! Below you will find forms that are necessary in your journey toward certification, licensing, and ordination in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. For those just beginning the process, a Master Checklist of all steps for Phases I-III can be found here.
The documents and links have been organized according to the stages of credentialing in our conference. Please bookmark this page so you can refer to it as you travel through the processes for certification as a lay minister and/or candidate toward ordination.
For Candidates seeking to Admitted, Certified, or Licensed status:
Please note, your paperwork is due two weeks prior to the schedule date of your interview for any stage.
This is to allow your dCOM time to absorb the material you have submitted and to give them the fullest understanding of you as a candidate.
Scroll down for forms and applications. A good rule of thumb is to complete forms first and then fill out the final application once all paperwork is complete.
When you submit the form for your district to become – Admitted, Certified, or Licensed – it is automatically sent to your dCOM chair and registrar.
There is no harm in following up to ensure they have received it. A list of dCOM officers can be found here: https://doc.vaumc.org/minservices/DCOMOfficersList2023-2024.pdf