Certification Requirements

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Contacts: Roger Evans, revans@united.edu
Marilyn Evans, mevans@united.edu


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  • Certification Criteria

    To become eligible for certification by the Pohly Center, an individual must complete the following process in any order.

    Complete two Pohly Center courses: “Principles and Practice of Supervision” and “Theological Reflection in Supervisory Practice.”

    Complete a minimum of 100 hours of supervisory experience approved by the Pohly Center staff.

    Participate in a minimum of 50 hours of peer supervision and 25 hours of individual supervision.

    Currently invested in a supervisory relationship with at least one supervisee.

    Engage in supervision for her/himself.

    Complete a satisfactory interview with the Pohly Center Advisory Board.

    Receive a favorable evaluation from supervisors, peers, and Pohly Center staff.

    Express in practice the attitudes, qualities, and skills of an effective supervisor based upon 48 criteria of excellence.

  • Certification Fee Structure

    Application Fee
    Fee:
    $150

    Course: Principles and Practice of Supervision

    If the applicant wishes to receive academic credit, the fee will be the seminary’s current tuition charge for 3 semester hours.
    Fee:
    $300

    Course: Theological Reflection in Supervisory Practice

    If the applicant wishes to receive academic credit, the fee will be the seminary’s current tuition charge for 3 semester hours.
    Fee:
    $300

    Peer Supervision (50 hours)

    Up to one-half the peer supervision can be negotiated outside the Pohly Center, subject to Pohly Center approval.
    Fee:
    $1,250

    Individual Supervision (25 hours)
    Fee:
    $1,250

    Total Fees: $3,250


    Upon completion of the certification process, enrollees will receive a certificate and their accomplishment will be recognized and celebrated within the context of a worship service at United, and through notice in appropriate seminary publications.

  • Application Procedure

    The Supervisory Certiffication application form is available in two ways:

    1. As a PDF file that may be downloaded and mailed to the address below.

    application form

    2. By contacting the Pohly Center directly

    You may send the completed application by mail, e-mail, or FAX to:

    Pohly Center for Supervision and Leadership Formation

    United Theological Seminary
    4501 Denlinger Rd.
    Dayton, OH 45426
    p: 937.529.2381
    f: 866.847.5421
    e: cslf@united.edu