Certified Candidates are eligible for appointment only after completing Licensing School (¶315.2).
The 2020 Oklahoma Conference Local Pastors Licensing School is scheduled:.
Friday, June 12- Friday, June 19, 2020
Provisional Members/Seminary Graduates:
June 15 - June 18, 2020
The curriculum, learning objectives, and textbooks are prescribed by the GBHEM, but the Oklahoma Board of Ordained Ministry is responsible for implementing and operating the Licensing School. Those without a Seminary education are required to be present for the entire 8-day school.
- Licensing School Registration Form (Full School)
Those who have completed one-third or more of their work for a Master of Divinity degree, have graduated seminary, or are newly commissioned elders are required to be present for three days of the school. Newly commissioned deacons are required to attend two days of the school.
- Licensing School Registration Form (Elders_Grads)
For information on the registration deadline see the registration forms linked above.
The cost of Licensing School varies each year, but students are required to pay part of the costs while the BOM and all 8 Districts subsidize the costs of LPLS. All expenses must be paid by deadline in order to receive a license to preach. (see registration forms)