Final Year Plan
The ELCA candidacy approval process is most parallel to qualifying exams in other professional licensure processes, such as nursing, law, education, social work, etc. The approval process includes a recommendation interview with a PLTS faculty panel that is followed by an approval interview in the candidate’s home synod. Alongside approval, candidates are working on placement paperwork through the ELCA candidacy assignment process. This paperwork functions as a résumé to help bishops match candidates with congregations. This plan is designed to walk final year interns through important deadlines for paperwork needed to complete these ELCA candidacy processes in a timely manner.
Most students will use the representative plan published for the internship year. Changes to this plan require meeting with the Associate Dean.