1) What is the Children’s Ministry Academy?
The Children’s Ministry Academy is an e-learning training center where Christian educators (teachers, volunteers, parents, pastors, leaders) can develop additional skills sets to improve classroom success.
2) Do I ever have to visit or attend a class in person?
No, you will never have to travel to attend a class in person! Our courses are provided 100% online.
3) Do I need a college degree in order to take a CMA course?
No, a college degree is not necessary to enroll in our courses. As a certificate program, Children's Ministry Academy courses are available to anyone. So, a college undergraduate degree is neither a prerequisite nor preclusive for those who wish to complete the online children's ministry courses offered through the CMA.
4) Do I have to take an exam to receive my certification?
Yes, at the end of the course you will take a 30 question multiple-choice exam on which you must achieve a 75% or better to become certified.
5) Will I receive proof of my certification?
Yes. After taking the online course you will be able to print out your completion certificate directly from your computer screen
6) Are CMA courses for children’s ministries of any denomination?
Yes! Every effort has been made to ensure our courses are non-denominational and applicable to any children’s ministry setting. Our goal is to equip leaders with the skills necessary to effectively teach children in the 21st century. Children’s Ministry leaders face the same challenges, regardless of denomination.
7) Is the CMA accredited?
The Children’s Ministry Academy is an e-learning training center for Christian educators; we are not a college or university. Our students enroll in our courses to gain increased knowledge and confidence for their children’s ministry roles, not for the goal of earning college credit towards a degree. Certified students are allowed and encouraged to include their certified status on their resume (we are happy to verify completion status for employers with student’s permission).
8) Is it hard to take a course online? Do I need any special computer skills?
If you can send and receive e-mail, you have all the computer skills necessary to complete our online certification course. And if you ever have a problem or question, our student support staff is here to assist you!
9) What time are classes held?
There is no “set time” for classes, you can login and begin taking our course whenever you like. Feel free to stop and take a break (or pick up the kids at soccer practice) and return later in the day or later in the week. Your course will be available day and night.
10) How long does it take to complete the course?
Most of our students can complete the Classroom Management Certification in less than 2 hours. You can finish the course in one weekend afternoon or spread it out over 60 days- it’s up to you!
11) How do I register for courses?
You can register by clicking here.
With our simple online process, you can enroll online, complete the entire program, and print out your certificate right from the comfort of your home or office computer.
12) What if I have more questions?
Please contact us if you have more questions.