Among the requirements for CSD certification, CSD candidates must meet the following:
Candidates must accumulate a TOTAL number of 500 face-to-face hours, supervised by a CSDS (Certified Spiritual Direction Supervisor) or an approved supervisor.
- Candidates must obtain the Supervisor's report, according to the requirements of the CSD, listed on the Canadian Council of Professional Certification.
Visit the Certified Spiritual Director homepage to learn more about the CSD designation and CSD program requirements.
Members of the TASD may qualify to become a Supervisor for Certified Spiritual Director candidates. The following is required:
A minimum of two (2) years of CSD registration by the Canadian Council of Professional Certification.
Each candidate will supervise six (6) Spiritual Direction practicum students for a total of thirty-six (36) hours for a period of one (1) academic year.
Each candidate will be required to teach one (1) Spiritual Direction practicum class on a selected topic during one academic year.
Each candidate will meet for Group Supervision with their supervisor for a total of thirty-six (36) hours for a period of one (1) academic year.
Each candidate will complete the approved Supervision coursework, namely two (2) one-day supervision seminars. One seminar will be held in the fall semester and the other will be held in the winter semester.
Apply to the Canadian Council of Professional Certification for approval status.
- Upon completion of all work and granting of approval, the candidate will receive the designation CSDS: Certified Spiritual Direction Supervisor.