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Credential Information


The PAOC provides credential services with the aim of helping our leaders to serve with integrity and professionalism, while remaining faithful to sound biblical doctrine.

The PAOC issues the following categories of credentials:

  • Ordained
  • Licensed Minister
  • Recognition of Ministry
  • Ministry Related

The criteria for each of these levels is found in By-Law 10 of The General Constitution and By-Laws.

For more information see The Value of Ministerial Credentials with the PAOC.

To apply for Ministerial Credentials, please contact the district office closest to your residence.

District Offices

British Columbia & Yukon
Alberta & Northwest Territories
Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario
Western Ontario
Eastern Ontario & Nunavut

Divorced and Remarried

If you have been divorced and are remarried or if you are married to someone who was previously divorced, a Divorced & Remarried Credential Application are required in addition to the Application for Ministerial Credentials.

Divorced & Remarried Credential Applications are processed through the Office of the General Secretary Treasurer at the International Office, in cooperation with the Application for Ministerial Credentials being processed through the local district office.

For application forms and further information, please contact the International Office.