Foundational certification is the initial level of certification in the Forming Effective Disciples program. It is required for all catechetical leaders, religious education catechists, school catechists, and teachers in Catholic schools.
Foundational certification is achieved by completing specific required modules of the Echoes of Faith Plus (EOF+) DVD series and/or the Echoes 3.0 (E3) online series from RCL Benziger (described below) and participating in a retreat that meets diocesan guidelines.
Echoes of Faith Plus DVD format – Parish facilitators develop a schedule of classes in which groups of participants gather together to watch DVD presentations. Discussion is guided by a series of questions related to the material just viewed. Participants must attend all sessions and participate in all discussions to receive credit for a finished module.
Echoes 3.0 format – Individuals desiring to complete Foundational level certification online must first complete and submit a Request for Echoes 3.0 Activation Code. Once received, the Diocese will issue an activation code that will allow the individual to complete online modules at no charge. Along with the activation code, participants will receive an electronic copy of the Participant Guidelines for Echoes 3.0.
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