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LEM Certification

Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers

Directors of Religious Education, Directors of Youth Ministry, and other parish ministers can pursue professional certification through their respective national associations. 

Certification is a credential that verifies that one has demonstrated compliance with standards for professional competence. To “be certified” is a professional acknowledgement that you have met nationally recognized standards for competence in lay ecclesial ministry.

Certification standards and procedures are available through the Alliance for the Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers at


Partner Organizations in the Alliance for the Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers,
and the ministries they certify:

In Word & Witness (formerly National Conference for Catechetical Leadership-NCCL)
Parish Catechetical Leader
Parish Director of Evangelization

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM)
Youth Ministry Leader
Youth Ministry Leader/ Pastoral Juvenil Hispana
Youth Ministry Leader/High School Campus Minister

National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM)
Director of Music Ministries

Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC)
Parish Director of Liturgy

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408