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The CYM Certificate combines courses in theology through the Diocesan Institute (click here for current courses offered), and Center for Ministry Development (CMD) (see the current cycle of CMD specialization courses below.)

It equips leaders with knowledge, skills and practical tools and techniques needed for creative and comprehensive ministry with youth.

Youth Ministry Certification Classes
The new cycle of CMD classes will take place in the Fall of 2017. For additional information, contact our office at the number listed below.

If you are interested in obtaining certification, please make an appointment with the director of OYM, Gerardo Rojas:(858) 490-8260 or

To download the brochure for YM certification courses, please click on the Certification button located above.

Date Title Instructor Registration Forms
September 18 - 19, 2017 Principles of Youth Ministry Tom East Register
September 20-21, 2017 Practices of Youth Ministry Tom East Register
March 5 - 6, 2018 Foundations for Ministry Leadership Susan Searle Register
March 7 - 8, 2018 Skills for Christian Ministry Susan Searle Register