Frequently Asked Questions

These are some frequently asked questions regarding the Servant Certification program.

ACTS (St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Coptic School of Theology) is working hand in hand with the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles Christian Education department to fulfill the ongoing needs for servant education.
Every existing servant in the diocese will need to pass this exam by 2020.
Every incoming servant will need to pass the exam before they start their service.
No, this does NOT replace Servants Prep.
If you are an existing servant, you have until 2020 to complete certification.
If you are a new/entering servant you have to be certified before you start your service.
There are many reasons to have this exam, some of them are:
  • Self Evaluation

  • To address the areas that are lacking in Servants Prep and Service.

  • To inform parents are aware of what is being taught to their children.
The Servant Certification consists of the seven subjects listed below

  • Dogmatics

  • Liturgics

  • Old Testament

  • New Testament

  • Patristics

  • Apologetics

  • Church History
Servants can now obtain their certification in any of the following ways:

  • Modular Videos: Watch videos and answer questions from the comfort of your own home & at your own pace. NEWLY LAUNCHED!

  • Test Site(s): Proctored and timed at a set location. NO NEED TO WATCH VIDEOS IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE PREPARED TO TAKE THE TEST(S).

  • Blend of Modules & Test Sites: Those who’ve passed some of the exams but would like to finish the rest of the sections from the comfort of their own home are welcome to begin using the modules.
The tests will be administered in person at testing centers.
The modules can be completed from anywhere with an internet connection.
No, the certification is important for any servant, however, they are even more important for those who serve in a teaching capacity (Hymnology, bible study, deacons, etc.)
The proctored exam is 7/10 on each exam section.
As for the Modules, it is based on completion
Once you pass all 7 exams: Your priest and your church’s Director of Sunday School will be made aware that you have successfully passed all 7 exams.

If you Fail: Only you will be made aware of what sections you need to pass to complete the certification. The information is confidential. You only have to retake the section(s) that you did not pass.