Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 1997-D034
Title: Request Dioceses to Establish Minimum Continuing Education Standards
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That each diocese, through the cooperative efforts of the Bishop and the Commission on Ministry or other designated body, shall be responsible for:

  1. Establishing minimum standards for continuing education, including what constitutes an acceptable program and the number of days or hours required per year;
  2. Providing the ways and/or means, in collaboration with the leadership in the diocese, parish, and/or other institution, for continuing education to be made available to all clergy and lay professionals;
  3. Developing standards and methods of accountability for assurance of compliance with their plan.

The plan devised by each diocese shall be submitted to the Board for Theological Education and the Board shall present reports on continuing education provisions in the diocese to each General Convention.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, 1997 (New York: General Convention, 1998), p. 272.