Frequently Asked Questions
How old must I be to enroll in a course?
18 years of age
Do I require a high school diploma to register for your program?
Yes! You have to be a high school graduate or obtained a GED to enroll.
Do you charge for your courses?
All our courses and materials through SOTS are absolutely free of charge. However our affiliate Living Water Christian Services through SOTS platform, offers cross-cultural training courses to its clients at a small fee.
Is there a registration fee for your courses?
We presently do not charge registration or enrollment fees for our program. However, as we look to expand our program to include diploma and associate degree, fees will be charged at that time.
Do you offer degree programs or college credit for your courses?
Our courses are not designed for college or university credit. If you are interested in earning credits or pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree program, there are reputable Christian higher institutions of learning that we may recommend.
Is there a deadline to complete my studies?
No! All our courses are self-paced. Our courses are designed for busy individuals. Ordinarily, each course can be completed anywhere from 2 weeks to one month. It all depends on each individual's capacity to learn, time available and access to technology.
Will I have access to an instructor during my studies?
Yes, you will have an instructor who will be available to answer any questions and guide you in your studies. Also, depending on your location, you will have a training facilitator you will be able to reach out to as well for additional support.
Are there going to be quizzes or tests after each course?
Yes, there will be tests/quizzes/exams available after each chapter or at the end of each course. Although they are going to be open book, it is highly encouraged that you maintain integrity in your work; try as much as possible not to review the answers before answering the questions. We want to ensure that you have thoroughly comprehended the contents of your course of study.
Do you offer a certificate for every course?
No, there are a few courses where we do not offer a certificate of completion. When you access the "our courses" page and scroll down, you will be able to see which course does not offer a certificate. (Please note getting a certificate is optional for eligible course in our training program, it is not mandatory).
Do you mail out certificates?
Unfortunately, in order to reduce our overhead costs, we only email certificates of completion via PDF format at this time.
Do I require textbooks for my course?
No, you do not, the course materials (study guide or manual) are provided online to you via the link at no cost.
Does SOTS ordain ministers or pastors?
Sword of The Spirit Bible Institute doesn't ordain ministers. This is usually reserved for churches or ministerial associations. You can check with your local church or national/international christian organizations on their ordination requirements.
Is Your Organization/ School Legally Registered?
Yes! DOZme International, the parent ministry of Sword of The Spirit Training program is a registered nonprofit Christian Organization in the United States. It is a chartered ministry through the United Christian Faith Ministries Evangelistic Association (UCFM EA) based in Churchill, Tennessee and it is a 501(c) 3 foundation.
Are your courses or program approved?
Yes! DOZme Int'L has a religious exemption in the state of New Mexico (Section 21-23-4 NMSA 1978) and Idaho ID Code § 33-2402 to offer faith-based training through SOTS (our training arm of the ministry).
What type of curriculum Does SOTS use?
The two main curricula currently used are :
1. Harvestime Training Curriculum - With permission from Harvestime International Network, SOTS/DOZme uses their course materials as part of their curricula. These courses are copyrighted and cannot be used without permission. http://harvestime.org/
2. Discipleship Tools by In Thy Word Ministries - With permission from ITW ministries, we are able to use, reprint and share their studies with the public. URL address www.discipleshiptools.org. These courses are copyrighted and cannot be used without permission.
All course materials created by SOTS/DOZme cannot be reprinted or used without permission.
Are your courses completely online?
All of our courses are completed online/distance learning .
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