Licensing School

The Emory Course of Study School, Office of Methodist Studies, the North Georgia Conference, and the South Georgia Conference work together to provide one educational program for the licensing of all certified candidates for ministry. The Division of Ordained Ministry, an entity of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, prescribes the curriculum for licensing by providing guidelines based on competence in skills of ministry rather than academic achievement. Click here to read about the Licensing School Curriculum.

Licensing School at Emory is offered in a ten-day, full-time residential format every year in the spring.

2018 Licensing School

Please check back in October 2017 for more information regarding the 2018 Licensing School.




Registration Fee - $500 (student is responsible for paying this fee)

Course Fee - $850 (the North Georgia and South Georgia Conferences have agreed to pay the course fee for their students. If you are a member of another conference you will need to check with your ministerial services person about the amount your conference will pay.  Any course fee balance not paid by the conference is the responsibility of the student.)