Assessments, Records and Credentials Portal

Welcome to the Assessment, Records, and Credentialing Portal for the Church Of God In Christ. The ARC will provide credential holders and appointees with up-to-date information about the pre-requisites for licensing and credentials and also provide a status of their applications.


As April 2013, Background Checks and completion of the Sexual Misconduct Training are REQUIRED for all appointment, license, and credential renewals.


After you have successfully completed each item you will find your status on fulfilling the pre-requisites for the current Licensing and Credentialing process.


The Licensing and Credentialing process is managed by your Jurisdictional Secretary and the General Secretary’s Office. If you have any questions about your request, please first contact your Jurisdictional Secretary, then the General Secretary’s Office.


(Below is an example) Both the Background Check Status and Shield Requirement Status must say APPROVED and COMPLETED.

Background Check Status: APPROVED
Background Check completed on Friday, September 29, 2016

Shield Requirement Status: COMPLETED
Wednesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM


To All Prospective Credential Holders
Anyone who is appointed to any position must now have the criminal background check and the online sexual misconduct course completed before they will be issued any credentials.


You must take the Sexual Misconduct Training Course and successfully complete it before you can be certified. After completing the course, an additional link will appear to access the payment page to be certified. The cost is approximately $15.00


How to take the Sexual Misconduct Course
Please click here to login to the ARC Portal. Below explains the step by step process once you have clicked into the ARC Portal.

After clicking into the ARC Portal you must create a ARC Log-In account (if you previously had an ICAS User ID/email and password, you should log in using that information)

Click on the General ARC Dashboard -> background check -> online training.

Click on SHIELD > Sexual Misconduct Training
Complete Training (Approximately 25 min.)
Pay $15.00 for certification and fees
Print or Save Receipt as PDF Scan and print off Certification for your Jurisdictional Secretary


Background Check

The base cost of the background check is $30.00. Some courts impose an “access fee” to search records which varies by court. Since court fees cannot be determined in advance the court fee is added to the base $30.00 fee. A temporary reserve amount of $96.50 is held on the card to cover the most extreme court fees which will be released once the complete cost is determined. Fees will be billed by DataFacts. You can use this link then click general background check.