Certification of the fully certified California, Diocesan, or Advanced catechist expires three years from the date of issue. Certification is renewed in one of the following ways:
- Completing thirty clock hours in Diocesan sponsored or approved conferences, workshops, or congresses that are designated for renewal credit;
- Completing thirty hours of course work in the San Diego Diocesan Institute;
- Completing an approved course in Religious Studies or Religious Education at a Catholic college or university;
- Completing a specialization in a given area, such as Preschool, Special Religious Education, RCIA, or Catechetical Methods.