Voter and Candidate Certifications

The Thomas Jefferson Center is offering certifications for those determined to master the principles and substance of the U.S. Constitution and the message of how we must heal America. We use exams and interviews to certify voters, candidates, and seminar facilitators who have demonstrated mastery of the content of our various courses and materials.

The Thomas Jefferson Center is preparing to offer the following six certifications for voters and candidates:

Certifications are granted one-by-one upon completion of the six certification exams and an interview with a member of the Thomas Jefferson Center certification board. Learn more below.



The following are certifications available to liberty-minded voters and candidates.

The PRINCIPLED VOTER CERTIFICATION is the Thomas Jefferson Center’s most basic certification.
The Principled Voter Exam tests the applicant’s mastery of Natural Law political philosophy and the basic principles of successful government. Voters who have received this certification have demonstrated the ability to vote the way the Founding Fathers voted.
Certified principled voters are prepared to represent the basic beliefs of the Founding Fathers and the philosophers who inspired them.

There are no prerequisites for this certification.
Fees:
• $29 exam fee

The CONSTITUTIONAL VOTER CERTIFICATION is one of the Thomas Jefferson Center’s most important and challenging certifications to receive.
To receive this certification, applicants must demonstrate a mastery of the provisions of the Constitution from the viewpoint of the Founding Fathers. Exam questions are written based on 1) the content of the 2nd Healing of America seminar: “The Founders’ Charter of Freedom,” 2) the 332 constitutional questions listed in our Catechisms manual, and 3) The Making of America by W. Cleon Skousen.

Prerequisites:
• PRINCIPLED VOTER CERTIFICATION
• Completion of Healing of America Seminar 2
Fees:
• $47 exam fee

The INFORMED VOTER CERTIFICATION is provided to those who have demonstrated an intermediate mastery of relevant American history and current events. Applicants are required to attend the 1st and 3rd Healing of Americas seminars to understand 1) the sources of early American success, 2) the changes that have occurred over the past 190+ years to our education, family life, moral fiber, and proper role in the world, and 3) the effects of those changes on America today.

Prerequisites:
• PRINCIPLED VOTER CERTIFICATION
• CONSTITUTIONAL VOTER CERTIFICATION
• Completion of Healing of America Seminars 1 & 3
Fees:
• $47 exam fee

The RESTORATION ADVOCACY CERTIFICATION is awarded to those who have demonstrated a mastery of the steps needed to restore 1) individual rights and the family unit, 2) the American education system, 3) the U.S. Constitution, and 4) America’s proper role in the world.
The training needed to pass the Restoration Advocacy Exam is provided in the 4th Healing of America seminar: “Restoring the American Way.”

Prerequisites:
• PRINCIPLED VOTER CERTIFICATION
• CONSTITUTIONAL VOTER CERTIFICATION
• Completion of Healing of America Seminar 4
Fees:
• $47 exam fee

Activism without proper education is a threat to freedom. The LIBERTY ACTIVISM CERTIFICATION verifies that applicants have mastered both the “Healing of America message” as well as practical methods of effective grassroots activism.

Prerequisites:
• PRINCIPLED VOTER CERTIFICATION
• CONSTITUTIONAL VOTER CERTIFICATION
• INFORMED VOTER CERTIFICATION
• RESTORATION ADVOCACY CERTIFICATION
• Completion of activism training
Fees:
• $29 exam fee

The CONSTITUTIONAL CANDIDATE CERTIFICATION is the most prestigious certificate awarded by the Thomas Jefferson Center. Candidates who have received this certification have been thoroughly vetted by multiple members of the TJC certification board and are to be regarded as constitutional scholars who can be trusted to promote the original intent of the Founders’ and the restoration of the Constitution to its original grandeur.
To streamline the process for obtaining this certification, no prerequisite certifications are necessary. However, applicants are required to demonstrate thorough mastery of 1) the basic principles of successful government and 2) the provisions in the Constitution and the content of the Healing of America seminars.

There are no prerequisites for this certification. 
Fees:
• $247 exam fee

In addition to these certifications for voters and candidates, the Thomas Jefferson Center requires those who desire to teach the Healing of America seminars and other TJC courses to be certified. Please contact us to learn more.