"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your
good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."

- Matthew 5:16 


Online Formation - Virtual Courses

Online Catechist Formation Courses

Training of the catechist is necessary to ensure that the faith is shared in its integrity and in a manner that responds to the needs, learning styles, cultures and other special characteristics of those in their care.

Approved Online Courses
The Adult Learning Program of the Archdiocese of Miami Virtual Catholic School (ADOM-VCS), in partnership with the Archdiocese of Miami Office of Catechesis, offers the following courses transferable to the Catechist Certification Program.

      Initial Certification
      - Introduction to Sacred Scripture
      - Introduction to the Profession of Faith: Creed
      - Introduction to Liturgy and Sacraments
      - Introduction to Catholic Morality: Life in Christ

      Renewal Certification (Renewal Courses can only be taken AFTER completion of Initial Certification)
      - Introduction to the Old Testament
      - Introduction to the New Testament
      - Introduction to Christian Prayer
      - Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching
      - Introduction to Church History I
      - Essential Elements of Christology

Virtual School Registration, Virtual Course Selection, Virtual Tuition


All Archdioceses and Dioceses:
ADOM-VCS cannot advise on the courses you need - contact the Certification/MIP Coordinator from your school/Office of Catechesis.

Archdiocese of Miami Teachers and Staff:
Only two courses can be taken per each session.
Contact the ADOM Office of Catechesis for questions regarding Catechist Certification transcripts.

Sr. Karen Muñiz - Director of Catechist Formation Program/Director of Catechesis

Tuition
Check with your Diocese/Archdiocese for tuition cost per course. Students may take up to two courses each session.
Tuition is paid via FACTS by creating or linking your existing FACTS account to ADOM-VCS during registration.

All course materials will be provided via the virtual class platform; students will need to download Chrome browser on their devices.

Registration Information

If you DID NOT take a course during the 2021-2022 school year  
1. Click here: choose 'Create Account'
2. Fill in all fields and click on 'Save' on bottom of screen (if your Diocese/Archdiocese or Current School/Parish are not listed, email us)
3. You will be routed to the online course catalog
4. Click the 'Register' button for each course
5. After choosing all courses, click on 'Proceed to Checkout' (the Orientation Course will be automatically added)
6. Follow the prompts to confirm your course selection. If the course you need is not in the catalog, email us
7. You will be routed to FACTS to select a payment plan for the semester tuition
8. Once the payment plan has been created, you will be prompted with a 'Registration Complete' message
9. You will receive a confirmation email and a second follow up email when your courses are active
10. An email with Login and Password will also be automatically sent (check your Junk/Spam if message is not in inbox)

Returning Students
1. Click here: choose 'Sign me in'
2. Click on 'Request Courses' on the left side of the screen
3. You will be routed to the online course catalog
4. Click the 'Register' button for each course
5. After choosing all courses, click on 'Proceed to Checkout' (the Orientation Course will be automatically added)
6. Follow the prompts to confirm your course selection. If the course you need is not in the catalog, email us
7. You will be routed to FACTS to select a payment plan for the semester tuition
8. Once the payment plan has been created, you will be prompted with a 'Registration Complete' message
9. You will receive a confirmation email and a second follow up email when your courses are active

All courses are presented using the Genius SIS online learning system.

Genius SIS Login

Contact support@adomvirtual.com with questions.

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     Session Dates: 2021-2022



     Spring I 2022 - Virtual Session

     Registration: January 4 - January 14

     Session: January 18 - February 25


     Spring II 2022 - Virtual Session

     Registration: March 1 - March 11

     Session: March 14 - April 29


     Summer 2022 - Virtual Session

     Registration: June 1 - June 10

     Session: June 13 - July 22