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.

2017 Licensing School

All classes meet on the Emory University campus. Students must attend every session to receive credit toward receiving the license for pastoral ministry.

DATES: May 18-27, 2017

REGISTRATION FORM:Click here to fill out the 2017 Registration Form online.


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.)

HOUSING & FOOD: Licensing School meets on the campus of Emory University. All participants are required to reside on campus for the duration of the program and will be housed in University Housing. All meals will be provided beginning with lunch on May 18 and ending with lunch on May 27.