Scholastic Qualification Requirements

Scholastic qualifications are met by passing official exams in the Studies in Christian Statesmanship (SCS) program. The following table indicates which parts of the SCS program must be mastered by aspirants to various leadership positions. The SCS video lectures are now (partially) viewable online for free.

As an aspiring office-holder, apply for the exam(s) relevant to the position you’re seeking, study the materials, arrange for a monitor, take the exams, and the monitor will submit them to the national office for grading. Within four weeks of receipt of your exam(s) the national office will send a pass-fail report to you and to the relevant Qualifications Committee. The Code column, below, indicates the Committee (National, State, or County) which governs the qualification process for the office you are seeking. If the designated Committee does not exist for an applicant, the next higher level Committee that does exist will do this work.

Your approval as a candidate for a leadership position is based on the scholastic exam(s) along with the General Requirements and Qualifications outlined in the CLP Constitution, Article VII.

Recommended Study Materials

For the First Two SCS Exams

(Link to online videos)


    • Textbook, First Steps to Statesmanship, 1102B

    • Companion audiotapes or videotapes, 7 lectures. 1102A or 1102V


    • Printed Materials:

Flyer, Distinctives of the CLP, Publication 1202

CLP National Constitution, 1071 & CLP National Bylaws, 1075

Booklet, Comprehensive Vision 1212B

Booklet, Our Principles, 1074

Card, Membership Application (the subscription on the back), Form 103

    • Companion audiotapes or videotapes, 3 lectures

Distinctives of the CLP, 1211A or 1211V (This lecture supplements Pub. 1202)

Organization and Structure of the CLP, 1214A or 1214V (supplements 1071 & 1075)

CLP Voter Clubs, 1215A or 1215V