Formation and Training Programs

Are you called to accompany others? Do you seek formation and training in the ministry and service of spiritual direction? Discover resources to support you on your journey.

Spiritual Directors International offers a global resource list of formation and training (FT) programs to assist people seeking in discerning the call to spiritual companionship.

For those seeking FT programs, you must determine the appropriateness of any program before pursuing education. Each program has provided the listed information, and SDI has not verified its accuracy. SDI is not an accreditation organization, and being listed does not constitute SDI endorsement of any program. It is best to contact a specific organization or program for more information. By using the website information, you agree to hold SDI harmless.

For detailed instructions on using the map, visit our instructions page.

FT Program Submissions

Institutions or programs missing from our website are not absent for any other reason than that we have not yet received information. If you know about an FT program that is not on our website, please use the form below to submit information, or send an e-mail to

If you discover inaccurate or missing information, please let us know by sending corrected information using the form below. We apologize for any inconvenience outdated information may have caused.

Institution Submission Form

Request Resources for Students

Would you like to share resources from SDI with your students or colleagues in your program? Contact SDI for more information.