Clergy Licensure

Below you will find links to commonly requested forms for use by Diocese of Virginia clergy, whether canonically resident, under license, serving parochially or serving in another capacity. If you have any questions, please contact the Bishop's Office.

To be licensed or to receive a renewal, your Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (both the child and adult workshops) must be current within 10 years. If you're uncertain when you last took the training, please contact Vicky Bickel (vbickel@thediocese.net. We will not relicense clergy without current training. Click here for information on misconduct prevention training. Clergy who have previously received training are eligible to take online training; contact Vicky Bickel for an online training guide and password.

Canonical Residency: Transferring In to the Diocese

Canonical Residency: Transferring Out of the Diocese

Clergy Licensing: Priests and Transitional Deacons

Clergy Licensing: Vocational Deacons

Reporting for Non-Parochial Clergy

Supply Clergy

  • Register as Supply Clergy 
    • Clergy canonically resident or under license in Virginia can use this form to register as supply clergy. For more on how to become licensed, see above
  • If you need the supply clergy list, email Karen Smith or see the link in this month's Clergy Communique. 
  • Supply clergy compensation guidlines

Cycle of Prayer

Marriage

Click here for all forms and guidelines pertaining to marriage and remarriage.

Lay Leaders

Click here for all forms and guidelines pertaining to licensed lay ministries. Please note: All of these ministries except for Eucharistic Ministers who do not take the sacraments out of the church are required to take some form of misconduct prevention training

Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Resigning Clergy