With the creation of the Pais Institute in 2014, not only does Pais still provide food, accommodation and meals for free, but it provides three upgrade opportunities and absorbs some of the other costs attributed to further education. Each apprentice will choose one of three upgrade options. These are a certificate, diploma or degree.

Various organizations and denominations validate and recognize our diploma and certificate.

It is important to note that for 20 years Pais alumni have been offered jobs in ministry and education purely based on their time with Pais due to the standard of training.

Standard - Recognized Certificate

For Experience

The recognized certificate is already included in the free apprenticeship.

This option proves you have successfully completed the Pais year according to our goals and standards. Although this is unaccredited, the certificate will be recognized by various denominations, organizations and Bible Colleges, whose logos will appear on your certificate.
We will provide a written reference.

The benefit of an apprenticeship with certificate is the incredible free training you will receive! The apprenticeship is valued at $10,400. It is a great opportunity to be trained at minimum cost to yourself and is ideal for those who simply want to give a year of their life or longer to serve God.

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Upgrade 1 - Recognized Diploma

For Employers

This option verifies your abilities to employers. While the certificate simply states you have completed the Pais year, the diploma states that your work has been checked, verified and validated. The recognized diploma is ideal for those who would like proof or evidence that they not only experienced Pais, but are also competent in the Pais course they have pursued. It assures the employer that you have completed the year to a satisfactory standard. Although not college accredited, the quality of the diploma is also recognized by various denominations, organizations and Bible colleges.

The cost:

Band 1: $450 – This covers countries such as those in Europe and North America.
Band 2: $225 – This covers countries such as those in Africa.

All payments can be made in your national currency.

Learn more by reading the Course Syllabus.

The recognized diploma will include:

  • An online video for future employers explaining what a successful diploma graduate has been trained in. It will emphasize not simply what you have experienced, but what you have and are able to accomplish.
  • An official letter from the Pais Institute listing the specific areas of youth and campus leadership you have been trained in and carry out.
  • A diploma issued by the Pais Institute.
  • A collection of your evidence of work.
  • Proof of successful exams.
  • The detailed syllabus you completed, and comprehensive proof of your competence in youth and campus leadership.
  • It will also be possible to transfer the recognized diploma to the accredited option when that becomes available.

Are you interested in the diploma? After you apply, you have the opportunity to select the recognized diploma. If you still have any questions, you can contact the Pais Institute.

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Upgrade 2 - Accredited Degree

For Education

Unavailable at this present time.

This option provides those who successfully complete it with a fully accredited degree in Theology and a concentration in Pais Campus Leadership. The degree is provided through partnership with a well-established and highly esteemed Bible seminary, and it is the seminary that will provide the full qualification. It is also accomplished with a minimum three-year commitment. The degree awarded by the seminary is recognized by denominations, organizations and seminaries around the world.

Costs: To be confirmed.

The Accredited Degree is ideal for those wishing to serve long term with Pais and simultaneously gain a valuable qualification. It can be completed very easily while serving in a staff or long-term position with Pais, as the Movement will provide sufficient time, space, and encouragement in order for you to fulfill the required work.

The Accredited Degree will include:

  • A degree from the partnering Seminary.
  • A diploma from the partnering Seminary.
  • An official college transcript.
  • Transferable college credits.
  • Proof of successful examinations.
  • A collection of your evidence of work.
  • A letter from Pais stating the specific competencies we believe you can accomplish.
  • An online video for future employers explaining what a successful Diploma Graduate has been trained in. It will emphasize not simply what you have experienced, but what you have and are able to accomplish.
  • An official letter from the Pais Institute listing the specific areas of youth and campus leadership you have been trained in and carry out.

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Costs & Backdating

The Certificate is provided at no extra costs, as it is already included in the free apprenticeship.

A set administration fee of $450* is required for the diploma and degree. This is so the Pais Institute can fulfill the legal obligations, logistics of quality control, and the requirements of the partnered organizations and seminaries. The partnership fee goes to the educational facility.

Those who choose the degree option upfront will pay $450 administration fee the first year and only $250 administration fee the second year.

All administrative payments must be paid in full by the last day of training in their respective nations.

The costs of the various upgrades may change depending upon requirements of the partnering educational institutions.

Due to the establishment of the Pais Institute and the new requirements for evidence being established in Summer 2014, it will not be possible to back date any upgrade. If you are presently on Pais or are an alumni, you can of course enroll from Summer 2014.

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NOTICE: The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) could not provide oversight to Biblical and Theological higher education in the State of Texas. Until this ruling, only schools that were certified by the THECB and accredited by the Department of Education Approved Accrediting Agency were authorized to confer degrees. Due to the Texas Supreme Court ruling, the Pais Institute is now able to confer certificates, diplomas and degrees.

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