"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.

Archdiocese of Miami Teachers and Staff:
Only two courses can be taken per each session.
Contact the Certification/MIP Coordinator from your school for questions regarding Catechist Certification transcripts.
For In-Person Course options, contact 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.

Course Structure
Our program is asynchronous; there is no live teaching via Zoom, Teams, etc. All of the course materials are available to students, 24 hours/day-7 days/week. There is not a set time to log in each day. Students primarily work at their own pace; HOWEVER there are due dates for all assignments – students must submit assignments by 11:59pm EST on the due date posted. The asynchronous program offers flexibility, as students can submit assignments before the due date.

*Grace Period Policy: students can submit assignments up to 7 days after the due date, for 10% deduction - after 7 days, the assignment cannot be submitted*

Students provide their own electronic device (tablet, laptop, desktop). Students do not need additional school supplies; all of the materials are included in the student portal. Students can print all of the materials, create folders, etc., but it is not required.

Enrollment Information

Registration Procedure
Returning Students

1. If you do not remember your Login and Password, please email us (DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT)
2. Click here, enter the STUDENT Login and Password and choose 'Sign me in'
3. Click on 'Student Information': update ALL fields AND upload picture - then 'save'
4. Click on 'Request Courses'
5. Click the 'Register' button for each course
6. After choosing all courses, click on 'Proceed to Checkout' (the Orientation Course will be automatically added)
7. Follow the prompts to confirm your course selection. If the course you need is not in the catalog, email us
8. You will be routed to FACTS to select a payment plan for the semester tuition
9. Once the payment plan has been created, you will be prompted with a 'Registration Complete' message
10. You will receive a confirmation email and a second follow up email when your courses are active

New Students
1. Click here: choose 'Create Account'
2. Refer to Step 2 above, under Returning Students

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

Genius SIS Login

Contact support@adomvirtual.com with questions.

Session Dates and Course Information: 2023-2024

Summer 2024 - Virtual Session

Registration: June 3 - 14

Session: June 17 - July 26
Teachers can take one or two courses (course list below). Questions? Email support@adomvirtual.com

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 Catholic Social Teaching
- Essential Elements of Christology