Educational Requirements for Ministerial Credentials

There are four ways to complete the educational requirements for credentialing

1. The Educational Requirements can be completed at the North Texas District School of Ministry.

The District School of Ministry is a District Berean Study Center which offers all the academic requirements for each level of credentialing, Certificate of Ministry, License to Preach, and Ordination. In addition, DSOM courses are transferable to Southwestern Assemblies of God University and Global University. For more information or to enroll visit the DSOM website at

2. The Educational Requirements can be completed at an Assemblies of God college or university.

Students with a Bible, Theology, or a Ministry major at any Assemblies of God college or university are eligible to apply for a credential by completing:

Core of 24 Bible/Theology Credits
total of 48 credits for certificate
total of 72 credits for license
total of 92 credits for ordination

3. The Educational Requirements can be completed at a non-Assemblies of God affiliated college or university.

A degree from a Bible college, university or seminary not affiliated with the Assemblies of God is acceptable provided the transcripts are available and follow the equivalent credit guidelines listed above. In addition the applicant must complete the correspondence course THE142 Assemblies of God History, Missions and Governance through Global University.

4. The Educational Requirements can be completed through distance education with Global University for accreditation or through Berean for ministerial credit.

The Berean courses are institute level courses offered through Global University that give students the minimum educational requirements to be credentialed. Global University also offers undergraduate degrees.