Policy Documents

To date, the CABF has adopted three policy statements on accreditation.

These documents enable the granting of CABF Association licenses and the establishment of ordination councils. They also provide the procedure through which clergy accredited by other religious bodies acceptable to the CABF may be granted accreditation by the CABF. A third policy outlines the conditions under which authorization to perform marriages may be sought. As these policies are put into practice, revisions will most likely have to be made.

  1. The Credentials Committee.. Passed at the Annual General Meeting on the 28th of September, 2013, this policy established the Credential Committee and sets out the procedures by which the Credentials Committee functions in granting and overseeing accreditation.

  2. Procedures for Ordination. Passed February 28, 2015, this policy establishes the procedure for ordination. 

  3. Authorization to Conduct Marriages. The third document establishes a policy for recommending authorization to conduct marriages. It was passed at a business session during the Rushton Lecture and Luncheon on June 6, 2015. 

Further integration of these three documents is required.

Application Forms

Click here for an Application Form for those seeking accreditation with the CABF.

Click here for an Application Form for those seeking accreditation prior to upcoming ordinaion in a CABF Church.