Pastoral Certification

National Certification

Candidates who currently hold a position, degree, or qualifying credits in pastoral leadership, counseling, evangelism or biblical teaching will be able to apply for this certification.

Upon receiving a passing score on the practice exam, students will be ready to sit for the (5-Fold National Certification Board) Students will be able to sit for the PS-C Exam (can take series 1 thru 5). Students who receive a passing score will become 5-Fold Certified Pastoral Professional®  to become Pastoral CertifiedPSP-C S-1

Certification Cost

CertificationCredential TypeCost
5 Fold National CertificationCertified Pastoral Professional C-PSP-S-1Certification Series 1$388.99
5 Fold National CertificationCertified Pastoral Professional C-PSP-S-1Certification Series 3$768.88
5 Fold National CertificationCertified Pastoral Professional C-PSP-S-1Certification Series 5$1,244.80
All single certification cost only Includes Exam costs, practice tests, study guide, certification conferred and mailed with wallet size certificate, and application fees. For the series certification only application fees, exam cost, study guide, and practice exam fees for all series have been included. No Certification conferred fees have been added until you decide which certification you need to be mailed out.

Upon completion and receiving a passing score of 80% or greater, candidates are eligible to receive the following:

  • Certification Conferral Eligibility and Verification 5FC1000  
  • Certification Preparation and Distribution 5FC1000 
  • Life-Time Certification Verification and Validation 5FC1000 
  • 5-Fold Certification Wallet Card and Seal Authorization 5FC1000 


Students who have taken a 3 or 5 series exam, can walk across the stage during our annual graduation convocation. TBD

Career Development

All certification holders are eligible to receive the following optional services with no additional charge to assist with their vocational development.

  • Introduction to Experiential Learning 5FC1000 
  • Fundamentals of Attracting Employers 5FC1000 
  • Developing Experiential Skills 5FC1000 
  • Methods for Developing and Landing a Career 5FC1000 

Career Field

This certification is recommended for those hoping to prove credibility and knowledge of what it takes to be successful in their role as a senior or an associate pastor within a church. The certification is a great enhancement for those wanting to pursue careers in bible teaching, preaching, and leadership position within ministry. ​

Education Advancement

Upon attaining certification, candidates can enroll in degree programs within 30 days and use their results to test out of courses to Fastrack completion and lower tuition cost. The enrollment must be within the first 30 days of being certified and candidates must start classes within the first 60 days after achieving certification.

Program Length and Credits

  • Self-Pace Time Allotted 4-5 Months
  • Certification Awarded-Credits- 3