Catechist Certification


Katie MatlakAssociate Director of Faith Formation: Acting as Liaison for Catholic Schools

Phone: 704-370-3246

The Diocese currently offers three forms of recognition programs:

Phase I and Phase II modules are regularly offered by the Regional Coordinators and Parish DREs at various locations and times around the Diocese. Usually there are modest fees attached to these programs. To review this program, click here.

Marian Catechist Program

This is a correspondence course developed by the Servant of God, Fr. John Hardon, S.J. and now under the direction of His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Leo Burke. It offers spiritual and doctrinal formation modules. You can access information at There are fees attached to these courses.

i. Spiritual Formation – program of daily spiritual reading and practices
ii. Doctrinal Formation
1. Course 1: Basic Catholic Catechism Course (16 Lessons)
2. Course 2: Advanced Catholic Catechism Course (36 Lessons)
3. Course 3: Spiritual Masters Course

Catholic Education Center Online Catechist Formation

This is a web-based program developed for the Diocese of Charlotte based on the diocesan Catechist Recognition Process. There are NO FEES for participants of the Phase I and Phase II courses.

Phase I: 10 hours – Catholic Education: What Every Teacher Needs to Know
Phase II: 40 hours – CAT 102: What we Believe: The Creed // CAT 103: Why we Celebrate: The Sacraments // CAT 104: How We Live: The Moral Life // CAT 105: Who We Are: Prayer and Tradition.

A direct link to the course site is:

Download login instructions here.