Youth Ministry Certification

National Certification

Inquires interested in youth ministries certification are individuals who have experience or education in teaching such as youth pastors, ministers, and teachers, and want to enhance their portfolio by getting certified. These individuals generally have a strong passion for working with children in ministry and often work with their church youth ministry or Sunday school.

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

Certification Cost

Certification Certification TypeCost
5 Fold National CertificationCertified Youth Ministry Professional C-YMP-S-1Certification Series 1$388.99
5 Fold National CertificationYouth Ministry Professional C-YMP-S-3Certification Series 3$768.88
5 Fold National CertificationYouth Ministry Professional C-YMP-S-5Certification 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 ideal for someone who may have been ordained many years ago and needs to take a refresher or just get credentialed. The candidate earning this certification will be well equipped to go on and explore the different opportunities within their career choice. For those individuals looking to find a career as a youth minister, director of children and family ministries, worship pastor, or ministry director, The Youth Ministry focus is an excellent choice.

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