For those who wish to use the option, Catholic Distance University offers many courses online that meet our requirements.

Registration Process

To register for a noncredit independent study course or seminar:

  • Go to CDU website:
  • Select "Continuing Education" from the top toolbar
  • From the drop down menu, select "Independent Study" or "3-Week Seminar"
  • Click on "Register Now"
  • Then, click on the course or seminar of your choice and enroll - be sure to apply the promocode
  • Begin your course!

Direct Link to Registration:

Note: All payments are made using credit card. For group pricing, need to insert: promocode

  • The promocode for the Diocese of Brooklyn:


  • This promocode will entitle your member to pay a tuition of $25 for the duration of your subsidy year.

Course Completion Certificate
After a student has successfully completed a course (75% or above), the students may download a certificate of completion which they may in turn submit towards your diocesan certification program.

It is offered free of charge to all interested individuals. It will continue to serve the needs of diocesan leaders. Many of the webinars and Q&A's are also of interest to parish catechetical leaders and catechists, Catholic school principals and teachers, and other individuals who provide faith formation to diverse age groups and settings. For More Information go to

The program makes use of the Internet, interactive video conferences and numerous distance learning technologies to offer courses in theology and spiritual life to interested Catholic lay people, pastoral ministers and other believers nationwide and beyond. STEP is among the most successful programs of the University's Institute for Church Life (ICL), whose expressed mission is to deploy Notre Dame's ample academic resources as "a witness-bearing leadership role in the life of the Church at large." STEP offers 50 specifically designed online courses, most of them taught by Notre Dame's faculty members.

Tuition is reduced for members of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Please click here to download registration information and the STEP calendar of courses.

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