Clergy Licensure

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

Safe Church training must be current within the past 3 years. Click here for information for online training. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your training, contact Gloria Parham in the diocesan office. The Diocese files Safe Church training records for clergy, but not for laity.

Clergy Information Update Form

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

Safe Church Misconduct Prevention Training

Resigning Clergy