Licensing School

The Office of Methodist Studies, the South Georgia Annual Conference, and the North Georgia Annual 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, dictates the curriculum for licensing by providing guidelines based on competence in skills of ministry. For further information, contact Amy Walker via email at or call 404.727.4587.


2020 Licensing School Details

- The 2020 Licensing School will be held May 18-26, 2020 on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Students are expected to attend every day to receive credit.
- The detailed class schedule will be emailed to all registered students.

Our Licensing School is taught in a hybrid format. That means that 16 of the required 80 contact hours will be completed online before we meet together in May. The remaining 64 contact hours will be in person on campus in May.


The full cost to attend Licensing School is $1,350. If you are a student in the South Georgia or North Georgia Annual Conferences and are approved to attend, the conference will pay $850 towards your cost. Students are responsible for the remaining balance of $500.