ALL NPM Cantor Certificate applicants must begin with the Basic Cantor Certificate (BCC) -Effective February 1, 2017. For ALL Cantor certificate questions – please email npm.cantor.certifications@gmail.com

Scope and Sequence for Cantor Certificates

There are three cantor certificate programs available to cantors:

1. Basic Cantor Certificate (BCC)

The Basic Cantor Certificate is a means to recognize the achievement of fundamental skills expected of cantors. This certificate marks the first stage in the NPM certificate program for cantors.
There is a $25.00 non-refundable fee for this program.

On Site Adjudication Information
Note: This information does not apply to all applicants.  These links are intended for those holding a certification session with an approved adjudicator present. 

  • How to hold a BCC On Site Adjudication (PDF)
  • Adjudicator’s duties (PDF)
  • Coordinator’s duties (PDF)

2. NPM Intermediate Cantor Certificate (ICC)

The Intermediate Cantor Certificate is a means to recognize the achievement of more developed skills expected of psalmists and cantors. A certificate presumes an understanding of a spirituality of ministry.  This certificate marks the second stage in the NPM certificate program for cantors.
There is a $50.00 non-refundable fee for this program.


3. NPM Cantor Colleague Certificate (CCC)

Cantor Colleague Certificate is a means to recognize the achievement of advanced skills expected of psalmists and cantors. This certificate marks the third stage in the NPM certificate program for cantors.
There is a $75.00 non-refundable fee for this program.

2018 CCC Liturgy Examination Dates
January 26, 2018
June 15, 2018

Candidates will receive the exam questions by e-mail on the day of the exam and will be required to return their responses by email. The exam begins 12:00 pm Eastern Time and the candidate has until 3:00 pm Eastern Time to complete the exam.