Professional Standards and Development

 CCCM has made great strides in developing the professional standards for campus ministry in Canada. This effort reflects the professionalism and importance of the position, as well, the immense trust which students impart unto their campus minister by virtue of their ministry and position.

CCCM Professional Standards

To help in this process CCCM has created a certification process which all campus ministers are invited to engage in. The certification process is not used to provide a “pass” or “fail” judgment on the capacity of the campus minister to ministry, but instead, is used to verify what ministry experience is held, and when this experience fulfills the professional standards, to recognize this achievement with a certificate of recognition by CCCM signed by our Episcopal liaison, Bishop Fred Colli. For campus ministers still needing to accumulate the necessary ministerial background for certification, our goal is to journey with you and to encourage you in your continued professional development.

Please view the accompanying three documents to find out more about the CCCM certification process. Certificate of recognitions are generally given out at our annual CCCM general meeting. For information on the certification process, please contact your National Coordinator.

  1. Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry Code of Ethics – This document was approved by our general membership at the 2009 annual general meeting. The code of ethics expresses the standards of practice for all Catholic Campus Ministers. The values and standards of this Code serve as a guide for its members and to others regarding the expectations of members’ professionalism, responsibilities, accountability, decision making and behaviour. To complete the certification process members are asked to read and sign the CCCM code of ethics (PDF 144kb)
  2. Meet the Professional Standards Checklist – This document outlines the necessary education and campus ministry experience required to achieve accreditation. The main three main components outlined in the document are: the completion of a Master of Divinity degree, supervised ministry hours – the field education component of the M.DIV program – and two years of campus ministry experience. Professional Standards Checklist
  3. Master of Divinity (M.DIV) equivalency Form – For those not holding a M.DIV Degree, there is an equivalency form which can be filled out and will be evaluated by the professional standards committee. MDIV Equivalency Form (PDF 60kb)