Forms and Protocols

for the Conformity Review Process

Before referencing any of the listed protocols, be sure to review:

The Handbook on the Catechetical Accompaniment Process

These are the protocols and self-assessment sheets for publishers who wish to submit catechetical materials to the Subcommittee on the Catechism for the Conformity Review Process.

For any submissions to the Conformity Review Process, publishers need to complete the Publisher Submission Sheet (Word Version).



Catechetical Guidelines for Preschool - not a review protocol


Primary Grade Series

General Protocol - Elementary Basal Series (Word Version)


Sacramental Protocols


Letter to Publishers on New Sacramental Protocols


I - First Penance and First Holy Communion for 2nd Grade (Word Version)

II - First Penance and First Holy Communion for 6th Grade (Word Version)

III - Confirmation (Word Version)


Secondary Level Framework

Part I

Introduction to the Protocols

Part II

Core Courses

Core Course I – The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture  (Word Version)

Core Course II – Who is Jesus Christ?  (Word Version)

Core Course III – The Mission of Jesus Christ: The Paschal Mystery  (Word Version)

Core Course IV – Jesus Christ's Mission Continues in the Church  (Word Version)

Core Course V – Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ  (Word Version)

Core Course VI – Life in Jesus Christ  (Word Version)

Elective Courses

Elective Course A – Sacred Scripture  (Word Version)

Elective Course B – History of the Catholic Church  (Word Version)

Elective Course C – Living as a Disciple of Jesus Christ  (Word Version)

Elective Course D – Responding to the Call of Jesus Christ  (Word Version)

Elective Course E – Ecumenical and Interreligious Issues  (Word Version)