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A certificate provides an opportunity for individuals to focus on meaningful education in a specialized area of study. It is also a method for students to study subjects outside of their concentration or to show advanced competency.  You may be wondering, what is a certificate in theology? The certificate enables individuals to demonstrate proficiency in a theological discipline and meet stan… Read more

A certificate provides an opportunity for individuals to focus on meaningful education in a specialized area of study. It is also a method for students to study subjects outside of their concentration or to show advanced competency. 

You may be wondering, what is a certificate in theology? The certificate enables individuals to demonstrate proficiency in a theological discipline and meet standards for an intellectual dimension of faith formation. The program length is between one and two years, although some universities allow up to three years to complete the required final courses. Many students who earn a certificate further their education by obtaining a degree in ministry.

The benefits of acquiring a certificate in theology include providing students with a component in preparation for ministry, a fundamental knowledge of theology for personal interest, or preparation for further study. It also provides a competitive edge for individuals who wish to prepare for service in new ministries.

Fees vary depending on the institution and length of the program. Interested individuals should research program costs thoroughly before enrolling to ensure that it meets their financial and educational goals.

Earning a certificate in theology enables individuals to act as advocates for religion, spreading the word wherever they go. Individuals may serve as a missionaries, educators, scholars, or religious leaders. Employment may be found in elementary and secondary schools, faith-based organizations, general medical and surgical hospitals, home health care services, colleges, or professional schools. These institutions need dedicated professionals to run departments, counsel patients and clients, and assist people with matters regarding spirituality and religion.

Online programs are available to individuals worldwide. Internet-based courses are ideal for students requiring flexibility or with little access to a learning facility. To get started with a course, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Wycliffe College
Toronto, Canada

If your schedule is already packed, but you still want to deepen your knowledge of your faith, this certificate is our shortest and most cost-effective way. Enjoy the benefits ... +

If your schedule is already packed, but you still want to deepen your knowledge of your faith, this certificate is our shortest and most cost-effective way. Enjoy the benefits of the MTS program, but with reduced time investment. -
Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2022
31 Oct 2021
Campus
Online
 
University of Glasgow Postgraduate Programmes
Glasgow, United Kingdom

This online programme has been specifically designed to provide students with the requisite understanding of the main tenets of Catholic Christian theology. Students will also ... +

This online programme has been specifically designed to provide students with the requisite understanding of the main tenets of Catholic Christian theology. Students will also learn about the Catholic vision of education and the methodology appropriate to Catholic religious education in primary and secondary schools. Please note, while open to all, this programme has been designed for Catholic teachers wishing to teach Religious Education in Catholic schools. Successful completion of the programme by Catholic teachers will result in the award of the Catholic Teacher’s Certificate (CREDL). An Award in Religious Understanding (CREDL) is presented to anyone else completing the programme. The Catholic Teacher’s Certificate (CREDL) is recognised by the Bishops of Scotland as a preliminary qualification in Catholic religious education*. -
Certificate
Part-time
12 months
English
Online
 
Cornerstone Bible College for Mission Training
Beugen, Netherlands

The Cornerstone one year program, provides training for students who prepare for cross-cultural support ministries, short-term cross-cultural ministry and for those who for ot ... +

The Cornerstone one year program, provides training for students who prepare for cross-cultural support ministries, short-term cross-cultural ministry and for those who for other reasons have limited time for training. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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St John's College
Nottingham, United Kingdom

For those who wish to acquire an advanced study in theology through a short programme, we offer a Graduate Certificate in theology, ministry, and mission, validated by Durham ... +

For those who wish to acquire an advanced study in theology through a short programme, we offer a Graduate Certificate in theology, ministry, and mission, validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme. In this part-time course, you will study level 5 and 6 modules, usually over one year. -
Graduate Certificate
Part-time
English
Online
 
Boyce College
Louisville, USA

Seven out of 10 teenagers who are active in their youth groups will leave the church after high school. This one-year program is intended to help establish a foundation in a b ... +

Seven out of 10 teenagers who are active in their youth groups will leave the church after high school. This one-year program is intended to help establish a foundation in a biblical worldview in first-time students preparing for further studies at Boyce or a university. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
NationsUniversity
New Orleans, USA

The Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies is a 15-credit graduate-level certificate designed to provide a more in-depth study of the Greek and Hebrew Scriptures for individ ... +

The Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies is a 15-credit graduate-level certificate designed to provide a more in-depth study of the Greek and Hebrew Scriptures for individuals who have developed a basic understanding through undergraduate studies or personal enrichment. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Online
 
Cornerstone Institute
Cape Town, South Africa

The Higher Certificate in Christian Ministry provides Christians with foundational and practical training to equip and empower them to build God’s kingdom in their sphere of i ... +

The Higher Certificate in Christian Ministry provides Christians with foundational and practical training to equip and empower them to build God’s kingdom in their sphere of influence. -
Advanced Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Maryvale Institute
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Y.M.S.C. course is aimed at those already employed in either a paid or voluntary capacity in youth work/ministry/school chaplaincy and can include those who initially unde ... +

The Y.M.S.C. course is aimed at those already employed in either a paid or voluntary capacity in youth work/ministry/school chaplaincy and can include those who initially undertake a gap year placement in a youth centre, but who often continue into longer-term positions, including leadership. -
Certificate
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Campion College
Toongabbie, Australia

The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education (Primary) is designed to serve a dual purpose: a) as a foundation for students seeking a qualification in theology but do not h ... +

The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education (Primary) is designed to serve a dual purpose: a) as a foundation for students seeking a qualification in theology but do not have any prior qualifications in this field; b) as professional development for students currently working as Religious Education teachers. -
Graduate Certificate
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Marino Institute Of Education
Dublin, Ireland

The Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality and Human Development is a two-year part-time evening programme run by the Marino Institute of Education.

The Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality and Human Development is a two-year part-time evening programme run by the Marino Institute of Education. -
Certificate
English
Campus
 
Horizon College & Seminary
Saskatoon, Canada

Horizon offers courses that include a focus on Pentecostal perspectives of the topic under study. The Graduate Certificate in Pentecostal Studies allows for considerable choic ... +

Horizon offers courses that include a focus on Pentecostal perspectives of the topic under study. The Graduate Certificate in Pentecostal Studies allows for considerable choice in the courses selected. A recommended program of study for the Graduate Certificate in Pentecostal Studies is: Pentecostal Studies (3 courses) Bible and Theological Studies (2 courses) Open Elective (1 course) -
Certificate
English (Canada)
Campus
 
Revealed Word Bible College
Sheridan, USA

Do you want to be grounded in the basic doctrines of Christianity, or do you want to learn more about what Christians believe and who Jesus is? Then this short course is for y ... +

Do you want to be grounded in the basic doctrines of Christianity, or do you want to learn more about what Christians believe and who Jesus is? Then this short course is for you. -
Certificate
English (South Africa)
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
International College Of Bible And Mission
Roodepoort, South Africa

The Certificate in Theology is a 15 module, 120-credit programme and may be completed in one year of full-time study.

The Certificate in Theology is a 15 module, 120-credit programme and may be completed in one year of full-time study. -
Advanced Certificate
English
Feb 2022
Campus
 
Summit University
Montana, USA

Build your own General Studies certificate from a spectrum of courses. This 18-credit program has one required 3-credit course, RELS 1080 Understanding the Teachings of the As ... +

Build your own General Studies certificate from a spectrum of courses. This 18-credit program has one required 3-credit course, RELS 1080 Understanding the Teachings of the Ascended Masters. Students select the additional 15 credits according to their unique interests. -
Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Spurgeon's College
London, United Kingdom

The College is pleased to be able to offer this course, in Birmingham from September 2019, in partnership with BMS World Mission. The course is designed as the foundation year ... +

The College is pleased to be able to offer this course, in Birmingham from September 2019, in partnership with BMS World Mission. The course is designed as the foundation year for a ministerial training programme. Units taught will mostly parallel those taught on the first year of the ministerial BA programme in London. -
Certificate
English