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Course Program Requirements

Cert Requirements


The mission of is to be the best online religious education provider for Catholics in the world. In order to achieve our missionary goal (cf. Romans 10:14), is devoted to producing world-class materials in perfect conformity with the Deposit of Faith. As the organization's goal is evangelization and catechesis, it bears a responsibility before Almighty God to ensure − to the best of its abilities − that all of its students have studied their materials adequately so as to learn and internalize the material. As such, has set for the following policy regarding passage of its programs. requires students to complete all lessons with a score of at least 70% (unless otherwise noted-- see Sacramental lessons in particular for exceptions). Failure to score 70% on any single lesson will result in failure of the course. Students are able to, at the discretion of their parish, retake lessons until they pass the materials. Parishes also have the ability to set separate requirements for passage, which will accept in place of its stricter policies. Should a parish choose to offer different standards, a notification from the parish must be provided to for this purpose.

Students not studying with a parish that has its own passage policy in place on must follow the general Passage Policy which requires a 70% passage of all single lessons (except for Sacramental Prep lessons). Adult Faith Formation lessons also require all fundamental questions, which are explained later in this policy, to be answered correctly to pass a lesson.

Should a student fail to reach a 70% (or higher for a Sacramental lesson as indicated further down in this policy) on the initial attempt or answer incorrectly any fundamental question, the parent/student may contact who will allow a re-take of the lessons needed.

Students/parents should only contact at the end of all lessons in their course of study and not after just completing a few individual lessons in the program.

Should the student fail on the 2nd attempt to reach the passing score of 70% (or higher for Sacramental Prep lessons), he/she will need to write a short explanation explaining why the correct answer is true. The written responses will be judged by and can substitute for the failing score.

In addition to scoring a 70% on all lessons, requires certain questions in its programs to be answered correctly for a student to pass the program. Even if a student scores a 70% on all lessons but fails to correctly answer any of these questions deemed "fundamentally necessary for a Catholic," the student will need to re-take the lesson. Should the student fail the question on a re-take, he/she will need to substitute a short write up to explaining the correct answer. This will substitute for the failing test.

Fundamental questions are defined as those which contain doctrinal material and to which every Catholic must know, accept, and believe as a matter of course in the profession of the Faith.

After taking the quiz, the graded quiz for any lesson in the Adult Program will indicate which incorrectly answered questions are fundamental. These answers will be highlighted with an *asterisk* for easy identification and further study prior to retaking the quiz.

Required Courses:

  1. The Life of Christ
  2. The Creed
  3. The Sacraments
  4. The Old Testament
  5. The Commandments
  6. The Mass

All lessons require a score of 70% or better; with no doctrinal errors as mentioned above. All lessons are reviewed at the same time when the entire Course is completed. At that time, the student asks for the Administrative Review.

All elective courses require a 70% to pass. Students seeking a certificate of completion for the Adult Education program must take at least one elective from among the following, though taking more than one is allowed and commendable.

  1. Introduction to Religion
  2. Marriage Preparation Elective Program
  3. Mariology
  4. Moral Life
  5. The Precepts of the Church
  6. Understanding Catholic Prayer and Spirituality
  7. Eschatology − the Last Four Things
  8. The Councils of the Church
  9. Apologetics 101
  10. Fundamentals of Christian Philosophy

All lessons require a score of 70% or better; with no doctrinal errors as mentioned above. All lessons are reviewed at the same time when the entire Course is completed. At that time, the student asks for the Administrative Review.

Required Courses:

  1. Young Person's Study of the Apostles Creed
  2. Young Person's Study of the Church and the 7 Saraments
  3. Young Person's Study of the Commandments of God and the Church
  4. Young Person's Study of the Mass and the Sacraments
  5. Young Person's Guide to the Holy Scriptures
  6. Young Person's Guide to Morality

Students must score 70% or higher on all lessons.

  1. A 100% is required on the final test. If a student scores under a 100%, they may need a remedial quiz.
  2. If 100% is not attained on the first attempt at the Baptism Quiz, remedial lesson will be assigned by the automated system according to the missed subject material. Possible remedial lessons are:
    • Sacrament of Baptism (Sacraments #4)
    • The Baptism of Christ (Life of Christ #14)
  3. Following a score of at least 80% on the remedial lessons, a re-take of the Baptism Quiz may be granted.

  1. At least a 90% is required on these quizzes.
  2. Students who fail to score 90% on the first attempt, will have one additional chance to re-take the lesson and pass
  3. Failing a quiz for a second time will require a written write up of the quiz questions and answers.
  4. To earn a Certificate of Completion in these Sacramental Courses, additional coursework may be needed as determined by the "Course Calculator."