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, 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's program at DTS is eligible for ETA certification.

What are the benefits of ETA certification?

  • An internationally-recognized teacher certification diploma (cost is $12—this is the only fee associated with membership)
  • Exclusive permission to use ETA training materials (print, audio, and video resources)
  • Free copy of one of their 17 Classroom Series titles
  • Free subscription to quarterly newsletter, Profile
  • Free ministry counsel when needed by professional ETA staff

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 please call 1-800-369-8291 and ask for the Educational Ministries Department or go to

Current students may apply to receive ETA certification as part of their admission to candidacy application prior to graduation. If you are a DTS alumnus/a interested in this opportunity, and you did not previously request this as part of your graduation application, please fill out an application from the ETA website and turn it in to the Registrar’s Office. A $12 fee made payable to DTS will be required at the time you turn in your application.