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).
We are planning to return to a more normal “hybrid” schedule this fall. The face-to-face sessions will be held at the UNiversity of Indianapolis (UIndy). The rest of the course will be offered via a Moodle online 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 – Fall 2021 – Registration will be open from May 15th – August 7th
  • August 21st
  • September 11th
  • October 9th
  • November 13th
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 7, 2021.
Cancellations received by August 7th, 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 2022 Licensing School
January 28th & 29th, March 26th & 27th, April 30th
License to Preach Fall’21 Registration