Alternative advanced course credit is now determined at the annual conference level. On page 25 of our new 2015 Lay Servant Ministry catalog, it gives conferences guidelines for determining credit. It is suggested that those seeking Lay Servant Ministry credit first check with their annual conference to make sure it will be approved as alternative advanced credit. A certificate of course completion is provided to each participant. Lay Servant Ministers would provide the certificate to their district or annual conference committee for credit approval.

Each Five-Day Academy or session of a Two-Year Academy includes 30 hours of instruction.