Center for Ministry and Mississippi Annual Conference (and related district) continuing education events are pre-approved and credited automatically on Mississippi United Methodist Clergy CEU records in People Portal. Your personal People Portal can be accessed on theMississippi United Methodist Church Conference website.
To request credit for attending outside continuing education events, please download and complete this CEU Approval Application and the Center for Ministry at least three weeks before registering for the event.
If you are a Resident in Ministry in the Mississippi Annual Conference seeking approval for your out-of-context continuing education experience, please download, complete and return this form.
Transcripts for Clergy
The Center for Ministry maintains continuing education records of Continuing Education events sponsored by the Center for Ministry and All Mississippi Annual Conference United Methodist clergy. You may find and print your transcript by checking your personal People Portal. CEU's are located under the Trainings section. If you feel there are missing CEU events, please email the Center for Ministry. Approved CEU's are posted within 2 weeks of submission. You may find information about submitted CEU's by selecting the event, and reviewing the information found in Messages. Mississippi Annual Conference clergy transcripts only record continuing education units from events that have been approved for credit by the Center for Ministry. Events planned by the Center for Ministry and Mississippi Annual Conference (or related district) are pre-approved and are credited when attendance is submitted. To request approval and transcript recording for other events, please complete one of the following forms and email to the Center for Ministry. CEU APPROVAL FOR A NON-CFM/MSAC EVENT CEU APPROVAL FOR RESIDENTS IN MINISTRY SEEKING OUT OF CONTEXT CEU'S
Continuing Education Units Mississippi Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Yearly Requirement – 2 CEU’s per calendar year 1 CEU may rollover per year; so 3+ CEU = 1 rollover CEU for next year
Provisional Deacons (may use RIM participation)
Provisional Elders (may use RIM participation)
Full-time Local Pastors (completed COS & not in ACOS)
Part-time Local Pastors (in Permanent Status – 1 CEU per year)
Retired Pastors in service
DMin (or doctoral work) (may complete with course work)
Not Required of:
In Licensing School
In Course of Study
In Advanced Course of Study
In MDIV (Seminary)
MSAC & CFM events are recorded by our office and CEU value is stated before event. This will be listed in People Portal. Non-MSAC & Non-CFM events may be submitted to our office or uploaded into People Portal for review yourself. Not all submissions are given CEU credit. CFM Director makes the final judgement of CEU value of this type event. CEU’s Values
awarded in .5 or ½ increments.
10 Contact hours = 1 CEU.
5 Contact hours = .5 or ½ CEU
Lesser increments are considered under special circumstances, but must be approved
You may download the information above by clickinghere.
CEU Requirements for All UM Clergy
All clergy in full-time appointments (deacons, elders, associate members, and full-time local pastors who have completed their educational requirements) are required to earn an average of two (2) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) each calendar year or a minimum of eight (8) over the course of a quadrennium (Methodist for “four-year period”). Part-time local pastors who have completed their educational requirements are expected to earn one (1) CEU per year or four (4) per quadrennium. Clergy enrolled in college, seminary, or graduate school are not required to earn additional credit while they are students.
For more information on how CEU's are earned and reported, and what you need to do to be sure the Center for Ministry has your CEU's on file, download the file "CEU requirements for United Methodist Clergy" below.