Representative Council Verification Form

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All members of the Representative Council must meet these minimum qualifications to serve*.

Diocesan Representative Council Members:

    • Holding an active “Diocesan Membership” in NCCL. Though the diocese itself may hold a membership, the individual will need to have activated their individual diocesan membership.
    • Serving in a professional position on the diocesan level.
    • Professional Member of the NCCL.
    • Elected by their represented province through an official process, documented in the provided form below.

Parish Representative Council Members:

    • Holding an active Individual Membership in NCCL.
    • Serving in a professional position on the parish level.
    • Professional Member of the NCCLSee requirements below.
    • Elected by their represented province through an official process, documented in the provided form below.

To verify the professional member status, please use the following checklists: 

Requirements for Professional Membership in NCCL:
Requirement One:
Exercise catechetical leadership at national, diocese/eparchial, or parish, or academic level;
OR, author of catechetical materials;
OR, bear catechetical responsibilities in the publishing community.

Requirement Two:
Have graduate degree in catechesis, religious studies, or a related field;
OR, have received an appointment to a diocesan/eparchial catechetical position by an appropriate ecclesiastical authority
OR, have been professionally certified by NCCL as a PCL;
OR, have successfully completed a diocesan/eparchial or university catechetical formation process based on the National Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers, including the specific standards for Parish Catechetical Leaders or Youth Ministers.  (This includes processes accredited by the USCCB Committee on Certification and Accreditation or other processes approved by NCCL.)

*This information is provided by the Commissioned Leadership Procedure Manual for NCCL.

Representative Council Verification Form

Representative Council procedures, including role and expectations, can be located on the NCCL Online Manual for Commissioned Leadership.
  • Commissioned Leader Information.
  • Commissioned Leader Information.
  • Please select the constituency (province/region or national organization) this commissioned leader will represent.
  • For Diocesan representatives, all the items below need to be confirmed by the province. Please confirm verification by checking all the boxes below. Failure to confirm these items makes this form null/void.
  • For Parish Catechetical Leader representatives, all the items below need to be confirmed by the province. Please confirm verification by checking all the boxes below. Failure to confirm these items makes this form null/void.
  • An attendance roster of the voting constituency is required. Please provide a list of all in attendance when the election of the candidate was affirmed. *Note: The constituency consists of members of the conference only.