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The Local Minister’s License

Procedures for Issuing a Local Minister’s License

This document describes the responsibilities of the pastor, church board, and licensing candidate in the issuing of a Local Minister’s License. 

Church Board Interview Checklist: Granting a Local Minister’s License (Español)

Church Board Interview Checklist: Renewing a Local Minister’s License (Español)

Request for Verification of Credential History (fillable after download)

Local Minister’s License Application

Order a Local Minister’s License
            PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited staffing and vacation schedules during this Christmas season, requests for local
            license certificates received after December 10, 2020, will be processed on January 8, 2021.


The District Minister’s License

The Role of the Local Church in Ministerial Licensing and Ordination

Recommendation to the District Assembly (form)

Click here to find out more about Ministerial Licensing and Ordination.



Contact your pastor or district superintendent.

You may also contact Global Clergy Development at or toll-free at 800-306-7651.