For those wishing to sing for a certificate
at the convention in Raleigh

  1. Fill out the application found below and on the top please write, "ON-SITE RALEIGH"
  2. Only one certificate can be pursued on-site at the convention.
Please submit before June 26.

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. 


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.

CCC Liturgy Examination Dates**
June 14, 2019
January 24, 2020

** In order to ensure proper preparation for the exam, the candidate's CCC Application must have been submitted and contact with the administrator of the certificate made at least 60 days prior to the date of the Liturgy Exam to be considered. If the application is submitted with fewer than 60 days to prepare, the candidate will need to take the Exam on the next available date. All other aspects of the certificate can proceed as planned. 

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 will be sent at a time coordinated between the Certificate Administrator and the candidate. Once the exam is sent, the candidate has up to 24-hours to compete the test. A mentor from the NPM Liturgy Committee will be assigned to the candidate to help them prepare for the exam.