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 must be current within 10 years. We will not relicense clergy without current training. Click here for information on misconduct prevention training. If you're uncertain when you last took the training, please contact Gloria Parham ( The diocesan offices keeps misconduct prevention records for clergy, but not for laity. 

Canonical Residency: Transferring In to the Diocese

Canonical Residency: Transferring Out of the Diocese

Clergy Licensing: Priests and 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 guidelines

Cycle of Prayer


Lay Leaders

Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Resigning Clergy