In addition to the standard application, students applying to the Certificate in Spiritual Direction must complete the following four things before enrolling:
- Complete at least 18 graduate credits in theological studies from an Association of Theological Schools (ATS) accredited seminary
- Submit an essay describing personal experience providing spiritual guidance to others
- Provide a reference letter from a person who has benefited from the applicant’s spiritual guidance
- Complete an interview with a faculty member during the application process.