Evangelical Training Association

The Evangelical Training Association is an association of seminaries, colleges, universities, institutes, and churches who are committed to providing quality training resources for teaching through the local church. Dallas Seminary is a member of this fine organization. As a result, graduating students who:

  • have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of Bible courses,
  • have completed at least 15 semester hours of ministry courses,
  • have experience in ministry with at least one age-group category,
  • have at least beginning teaching skills, and
  • receive the endorsement of the school are eligible to apply for certification through ETA. 

In short, any student who is graduating from a master of arts or master of theology program at DTS is eligible for ETA certification.

ETA is an internationally-known and well-respected teacher training organization. Their materials are excellent and can be taught for CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credit through the local church or through Bible Institutes by those who are certified to use their training materials.

For more information, or to apply for the ETA certification, please visit