Certification Course Term Dates
January 5-13 Dallas, TX May 18-21 Little Rock, Arkansas
January 11-19 May 16-18 (Location TBD)
Courses will either be three-day or five-day intensives within the eight-day term. A three-day and a five-day course can be taken concurrently. Some courses will require virtual meetings after the intensive. Specific course dates will be shared each term.
Core courses are offered each year, in alternating terms. Specialization courses are offered in consecutive terms.
Time to Complete the Program
You can complete the program at your own pace, based on the availability of your courses. The program is designed for students to complete the program at a pace that fits their work and life schedule, whether they take one class a term, January only, or May only, they can complete the whole program in two - five years. The certificate must be complete within eight years of a student's first course.
Where will the certificate courses take place?
January certificate courses will take place on the SMU campus at Perkins School of Theology. May intensives will be at satellite campuses.
Hybrid courses are indicated on the course page.
Online courses will be offered occasionally throughout the rotation, and will be indicated on the course page.