The Academic Assessment Committee is responsible for the academic requirements for Supervised Pastoral Education Programs.

The following is necessary for certification with CASC/ACSS: official transcripts, diplomas or other evidence of completion of a qualifying 2 year graduate/masters degree in theology or a clinical related field, from an educational institution accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) or Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHE)  http://www.chea.org/

Where a candidate is lacking either of the above, or there is uncertainty about the standing of the educational institution involved, or if the educational institution is not accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation confirmation of equivalency must be obtained from the Academic Assessment Committee whose decision must have been ratified by the Education Standards Commission