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Licensing School

The Florida Annual Conference Licensing School will be online, provided by our partnership with Emory University, Candler School of Theology. The required in-person hours of learning will be held via Zoom and a variety of Florida Conference clergy will assist with this portion of the education. This is a fully online 8-week program. For Spanish speakers, please see the information about Licensing School below.

Click Here for the Licensing School Requirements
Pre-requisites: All students must have approval from their District Superintendent to attend.

About Licensing School

Each Friday you will receive the week’s assignments which are due the following Friday. There will be four Zoom meetings which will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm. (See dates below).  The additional 4-hour component for you to meet with conference leaders and learn some things that are specific for serving in the Florida Annual Conference will be accomplished by your attendance at the Right Start event for new and moving clergy on May 25 from 9:30-4pm. 

Important Dates

  • Registration DEADLINE: TBD for 2024
  • Starts: TBD for 2024
  • Ends: TBD for 2024
  • Zoom Dates from 6:30pm-8pm: TBD for 2024
  • Other: Right Start TBD for 2024

Licensing School Cost

  • $750 for Certified Candidates (or Local Pastors)
  • $950 for others

Materials Required

  • Internet access, computer/tablet, ability to record audio and video of yourself preaching
  • Personal email address
  • Required texts to be purchased at your own expense are found here
    • Download the 2 free textbooks found here and here

CLICK HERE for the 2024 Licensing School Application

Candler Licensing School - Independent Learning Cohort

In response to a request from multiple conferences, Candler has created an Independent Learning format for
Licensing School students who either (1) are a member in an annual conference that does not host its own
school or (2) were unable to attend their own annual conference’s school.

The Independent Learning format is an asynchronous and self-paced online program.

Students must be a Certified Candidate in their annual conference and have district & conference approval in
order to attend.


  • Students have 12 weeks from their start date to complete the school.
  • Students may begin the school on any Friday they choose (everyone starts and ends on Fridays). Once they have selected their start date, Candler will send them a sched


  • Students should expect to work on their assignments approximately 10 hours/week if they choose to take the full 12 weeks to complete the school. Students are welcome to complete it in a shorter period of time if they choose.


  • Students will take quizzes and write papers in order to show their mastery of each subject area.
  • Grading consists of pass/fail. If a student fails a quiz, they have the opportunity to re-take it. If a student’s written assignment is graded as unsatisfactory, they have the opportunity to rewrite it until it is graded as satisfactory. Our goal is for every student to learn the material and pass the school!

Click Here to register:

MSAC Licensing School

The MSAC Licensing School is completely online (thanks to the GBHEM for extending this provision).  Information can be found HERE.  This is "year around" program schedule so candidates or local pastors can enter at any time.

Spanish Language Licensing School

  • Garrett School of Theology
    Contact Tercio Junker E-mail
  • SMU Perkins
    Contact 214.768.2265 or E-mail

Spanish Language Licensing School will be offered completely online this year, through the Hispanic/Latin@ Ministries Program at Perkins School of Theology. For more information, visit our website, or call 214-768-2265.

GBHEM Licensing School Information

GBHEM's List of Other Licensing School Opportunities