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2022 Credential & Studies Paperwork

Updated: Mar 7, 2022

Virginia District Ministerial Credential and Studies Students!


It’s that time again to complete your credential paperwork for this year’s upcoming interview meetings. Scheduling begins January 1, 2022!

All forms are LIVE on our website (www.vanaz.org). All paperwork must be received before a time slot will be given including the Church Board Recommendation Form. Specific details are below. Reminder:

  • www.vanaz.org

  • Meeting Dates:

Mon, March 14th (Stuarts Draft COTN) Tues, March 15th (Fredericksburg Salem Fields COTN) Mon/Tues/Wed, March 21st-23rd (Richmond Connecting Pointe COTN)

  • Last Day (Deadline) to turn in paperwork and schedule a Studies/Credential Appointment is Monday, March 1st!!

Please contact the District Resource Center (DRC) if you have any questions. 804.739.4884 // info@vanaz.org


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If you are applying for RENEWAL of your District License, here is what you need to complete:


1) Application for District License (2) Essay and Questionnaire (3) Church Board Recommendation Form * Receiving a district minister's license (as well as receiving a recommendation from your local church for a district license) is privilege and not a right. This form should be completed out of your involvement and relationship with your pastor and local church board. Please work with your pastor and board For the completion of this form. ** When an individual is serving as a local church's senior pastor, the District Advisory Board (not the local church board) recommends that individual for a new/renewed license. The DRC will take care of this! (4) All paperwork is due no later than Monday, March 1, 2022.


Please return each form to the Virginia District Resource Center by one of the following methods:

  • save this form 'Save As' to your computer and attach it in an email to info@vanaz.org, OR

  • mail a printed copy of the form to District Resource Center, 5906 Harbour Park Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112.

  • If you submit the form electronically, you may sign the form at your scheduled credential interview meeting.

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If you are applying for FIRST/NEW LICENSE, here is what you need to complete:


(1) Application for District License (2) Essay and Questionnaire (3) Completed Background Check Form * A new background check is required before ordination, so please complete this form even if you have had a background check through the Virginia District previously. Please note that there is a $16.00 cost for processing your background check. Your background check will be incomplete and you will be unable to schedule your appointment until this payment has been received. (4) Church Board Recommendation Form * Receiving a district minister's license (as well as receiving a recommendation from your local church for a district license) is privilege and not a right. This form should be completed out of your involvement and relationship with your pastor and local church board. Please work with your pastor and board for the completion of this form. ** When an individual is serving as a local church's senior pastor, the District Advisory Board (not the local church board) recommends that individual for a new/renewed license. The DRC will take care of this! (5) All paperwork is due no later than Monday, March 1, 2022.

Please return each form to the Virginia District Resource Center by one of the following methods;

  • save this form 'Save As' to your computer and attach it in an email to info@vanaz.org, OR

  • mail a printed copy of the form to District Resource Center, 5906 Harbour Park Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112.

  • If you submit the form electronically, you may sign the form at your scheduled credential interview meeting.

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If you are applying for ORDINATION, here is what you need to complete:


(1) Application for District License (2) Ordination/Recognition Questionnaire (3) Essay and Questionnaire (4) Completed Background Check Form * A new background check is required before ordination, so please complete this form even if you have had a background check through the Virginia District previously. Please note that there is a $16.00 cost for processing your background check. Your background check will be incomplete and you will be unable to schedule your appointment until this payment has been received. (5) Church Board Recommendation Form * Receiving a district minister's license (as well as receiving a recommendation from your local church for a district license) is privilege and not a right. This form should be completed out of your involvement and relationship with your pastor and local church board. Please work with your pastor and board for the completion of this form. ** When an individual is serving as a local church's senior pastor, the District Advisory Board (not the local church board) recommends that individual for a new/renewed license. The DRC will take care of this! (6) All paperwork is due no later than Monday, March 1, 2022.


Please return each form to the Virginia District Resource Center by one of the following methods;

  • save this form 'Save As' to your computer and attach it in an email to info@vanaz.org, OR

  • mail a printed copy of the form to District Resource Center, 5906 Harbour Park Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112.

  • If you submit the form electronically, you may sign the form at your scheduled credential interview meeting.

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