Certifying Catechists to Form Intentional Disciples

High Quality. Lowest Price
Diocesan-wide catechist certification for only $30 per person (minimum purchase of 50 seats)

Easy and Flexible
Through online delivery, form catechists, anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Engaging Format
Featuring acclaimed Symbolon series, as well as sessions with leading catechetical experts.

Pastorally Relevant
Help your teachers gain catechetical methods and engage culturally-relevant issues.

Assessment & Tracking
Diocesan/Parish leaders can track catechists’ progress and review assessments online.

Basic Catechist Certification Sessions

Symbolon Part 1: Knowing the Faith

  1. The Journey of Faith: Trinity, Faith, and God Who Is Love
  2. Divine Revelation: God Seeking Us and the Compass of our Lives
  3. The Bible: God’s Love Letter to Humanity
  4. The Story of Salvation: Creation, Fall and Redemption
  5. Who Is Jesus? Just a Good Man or Lord of Our Lives?
  6. The Paschal Mystery: The Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection
  7. The Holy Spirit & the Life of Grace: God’s Divine Life Within Us
  8. Why Do I Need the Church? The Mystery of the Catholic Church
  9. Mary and the Saints: Our Spiritual Mother and the Communion of Saints
  10. The Last Things: What Happens After We Die?

Symbolon Part II: Living the Faith

    1. The Sacraments: Baptism and Confirmation
    2. The Eucharist: Source & Summit of Christian Life
    3. Walk Through the Mass: Exploring the Sacred Liturgy
    4. Penance and Anointing of the Sick: God’s Mercy Revealed
    5. Matrimony and Holy Orders: The Sacraments of Service & Communion
    6. A Catholic Moral Vision: Virtue, Grace & the Path to Happiness
    7. A Love That Lasts: God’s Plan for Sexuality
    8. Catholic Social Teaching: Protecting the Dignity of the Human Person

    Catechetical Methods

      1. What is the New Evangelization?
      2. Being Imitators of Christ: The Spirituality of the Catechist
      3. The Nature, Object, and Goals of Catechesis
      4. Key Components to Catechesis for the New Evangelization
      5. Adaptions to Those to Be Catechized
      6. Planning a Catechetical Session

Augustine Institute Online Certification can be purchased by dioceses only, with a minimum purchase of 50 seats. Parish and individual certification coming soon.

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Certification Includes

  • 4 Pillars of the Catechism (using the acclaimed Symbolon series)
  • Catechetical Methods
  • Spiritual Formation
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Catechist Training Online Video Samples

Preview the high-quality and engaging video content produced by the Augustine Institute that is included with the certification.

Symbolon Episode 10
The Last Things

Symbolon Episode 8
Why Do I Need The Church

Catechist Methods Session 6
How to Prepare a Catechetical Session