Below you will find forms and applications required for ministerial licensing and ordination. For procedures specific to your region, consult your regional website. Learn more about the process of ministerial licensing and ordination in the Church of the Nazarene here.

Credential History Verification form

Pedido de Verificação de Histórico de Credencial

Solicitud para verificación de Historial de Credencial

자격증명서 청구

Regional Handbooks for Ministerial Candidates

                                                 Registration of Call to Ministry

An essential step in qualifying any individual seeking a local or district minister’s license is to verify the individual’s credential history in the Church of the Nazarene with the General Secretary’s Office. Such verification is an indispensable exercise of due diligence by local church and district boards in fulfilling their respective responsibilities in relation to ministerial licensing.


District Minister's License application


Ordination Applications

Ordination application (English)

For ordination candidates or Ordained Ministers requesting recognition of credentials 

Ordination application (Spanish)

Para candidatos ordenados o Ministros Ordenados que requieran reconocimiento de credenciales

Ordination application (Portuguese)

Para Candidatos à Ordenação ou Ministros Ordenados pedindo o reconhecimento de Credenciais


Recognition of Non-Nazarene Credential application

For non-nazarene ordained ministers requesting recognition of credentials 

Recognition of non-Nazarene Credential application (Spanish)

Para candidatos ordenados o Ministros Ordenados que requieran reconocimiento de credenciales

Recognition of non-Nazarene Credential application (Portuguese)

Para Candidatos à Ordenação ou Ministros Ordenados pedindo o reconhecimento de Credenciais


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