The Alliance for the Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers has received approval for its revised standards for lay ecclesial ministers for the new national certification process from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation (USCCB/CCA).

While certification will be centralized through the Alliance website, each Alliance partner will manage the process for different ministries. Partner ministerial responsibilities are:

  • NALM: Pastoral Associates and Parish Life Coordinators
  • FDLC: Directors of Liturgy
  • NCCL: Catechetical Leaders
  • NFCYM: Youth Ministry Directors
  • NPM: Directors of Musical Ministry

The website for the Alliance is the primary tool for making the national certification process accessible to lay ministers across the country. All of the materials pertaining to the standards and certification process are available on that website.