License to Preach School

The Indiana Conference License to Preach school enables candidates to complete training when their primary vocation makes it difficult to attend a residential school. The school provides the required contact hours of learning at times that are possible for such persons to participate.

Admission Requirements
The Division of Ordained Ministry (Nashville, TN) requires that before acceptance in a licensing school, a person must have been certified as a candidate for licensed and/or ordained ministry. For certification information contact your Conference Superintendent and/or chair of District Committee on Ministry (dCOM).

You will need access to a computer with internet that will allow listening to lectures, submitting written and visual presentations and chatting online with other class members. The first and last sessions are face-to-face; all others are online. Classroom Sessions take place at:

University of Indianapolis  (McCleary Chapel, Schwitzer Student Center, and Esch Hall)
1400 Campus Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227


  • August 23rd and 24th
  • October 12th and 13th
  • November 16th

The tuition fee for Indiana Conference candidates is $425 per person. Financial assistance may be available through your conference or district. For non-INUMC members, the tuition is $675 per person. No partial payments. All payments must be received on or before August 1, 2019.

Cancellations received by August 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm via email to will be eligible for a refund less processing fee. After this date, there will be no refunds.

Attendance Policy
Attendance at all session is essential. Absence may require withdrawal from the school.

Spring 2020 License to Preach
January 24th & 25th, March 7th & 8th, April 18th