Licensing

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LOCAL LICENSE

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GENERAL LICENSE

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ORDINATION

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A local license is the first level of the ministerial licensing process.

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  1. A subscription to the Pentecostal Herald.
  2. A subscription to the Forward Magazine.
  3. A life insurance package.
  4. Performing funeral ceremonies.

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  1. Applicant must be seventeen (17) years of age or older.
  2. Applicant must believe in the Oneness of God.
  3. Applicant must have been baptized by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ.
  4. Applicant must have been baptized with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.
  5. Applicant must be living a holy life according to the Scriptures as explained in the Articles of Faith of the United Pentecostal Church International.

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Licensing applicants must complete required training provided through Ministry Central. Click here to register for your required training.

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A general license is the second level of the ministerial licensing process.

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  1. A subscription to the Pentecostal Herald.
  2. A subscription to the Forward Magazine.
  3. A life insurance package.
  4. Performing funeral ceremonies.
  5. Performing wedding ceremonies.
  6. Performing practically all duties and responsibilities of the ministry.

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  1. Applicant must be seventeen (17) years of age or older.
  2. Applicant must believe in the Oneness of God.
  3. Applicant must have been baptized by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ.
  4. Applicant must have been baptized with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.
  5. Applicant must be living a holy life according to the Scriptures as explained in the Articles of Faith of the United Pentecostal Church International.
  6. Applicant must have proven their ministry for one (1) year.
  7. Applicant who is not a graduate from a UPCI-endorsed school must have held a local license for at least one (1) year.

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Licensing applicants must complete required training provided through Ministry Central. Click here to register for your required training.

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Ordination is the third and final level of the ministerial licensing process. It is the fulfillment of the scriptural process of recognition, endorsement, and anointing.

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  1. A subscription to the Pentecostal Herald.
  2. A subscription to the Forward Magazine.
  3. A life insurance package.
  4. Performing funeral ceremonies.
  5. Performing wedding ceremonies.
  6. Performing practically all duties and responsibilities of the ministry.
  7. The possibility of holding office.

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  1. Applicant must be seventeen (17) years of age or older.
  2. Applicant must believe in the Oneness of God.
  3. Applicant must have been baptized by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ.
  4. Applicant must have been baptized with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.
  5. Applicant must be living a holy life according to the Scriptures as explained in the Articles of Faith of the United Pentecostal Church International.
  6. Applicant must have proven their ministry for one (1) year.
  7. Applicant who is not a graduate from a UPCI-endorsed school must have held a local license for at least one (1) year.
  8. Applicant must at present be a pastor, full-time evangelist, assistant pastor, appointed or elected official, full-time Bible college administrator or instructor.
  9. Any exceptions to the above would be at the discretion of the District Board.

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Licensing applicants must complete required training provided through Ministry Central. Click here to register for your required training.

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  • Click here to download an application (Please download the application for the level of licensure you are pursuing).
  • Answer every question fully, do not leave anything blank.
  • Do not use a generic digital signature. Sign each document.
  • Be sure to have your Pastor sign your application.
  • Submit the application fee of $25.00 (Payable via check or money order) along with your application.
  • Provide a recent photo of you and your spouse (if you are married).
  • Provide your Ministry Central Transcript or Certificates of Completion for each required class.

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