License to Preach

The 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).
Do to the uncertainty of the fall schedule due to the current Covid-19 situation, we have decided to offer the course in a fully virtual manner. The face-to-face sessions will be held via the platform, Zoom. The rest of the course will be offered via a Moodle Classroom. 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.
SESSION DATES – Spring 2021 – Registration will be open from November 15th to January 15th
  • January 22nd – 23rd
  • February 20th
  • March 20th
  • April 24th
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 15, 2020.
Cancellations received by August 15th, 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.
Fall 2021 License to Preach
August 20th & 21st, September 11th (if fully online), October 9th & 10th, November 13th
License to Preach Spring’21 Registration