2011 Esoteric Certifications (GLoTX)

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by Bro. Stewart P.M., Mar 13, 2011.

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What is your current Certification Class (GLoTX)

  1. Class "C" Certificate (Opening & Closing 4-Lodges, Tilers Oath, Questions & Answers's 3-Degrees)

    9 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Class "B" Certificate (Class C +Confer 3-Degrees)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Class "A" Certificate (Class C & B +Lectures 3-Degrees)

    10 vote(s)
    18.5%
  4. I Have No Intention to Certify.

    8 vote(s)
    14.8%
  5. What the heck is this??

    9 vote(s)
    16.7%
  6. I Will Certify for the 1st Time this Year!

    18 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    How many of you are planning on re-certifying or are current this year??

    I just re-certified my "C" Certificate, and possibly upgraded to a "B". The instructors would not let me know if I upgraded or not, but they did tell me that I met my re-certification requirements for the GLoTX.

    ---------- Post added at 01:57 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:50 PM ----------

    I will go ahead and select "Class C" since I do not know for certain if I upgraded or not.
     
  2. jwhoff

    jwhoff Premium Member

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    What the heck is this?

    Brother Stewart, you forgot those of us who fully intend to certify this year. That is, of course, if I can get someone to teach me the 4th lodge opening and closing. I hear it all too often once each year just prior to and shortly after installations.
     
  3. David Duke

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    I renew my A certification last month, I actually re-certified before I got my certificate from last year.
     
  4. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    You are correct!! I modified the poll to reflect my error.
     
  5. Dave in Waco

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    I got my "C" last October and plan to at least re-certify for it, if not upgrade to a "B" or "A".
     
  6. Christopher

    Christopher Registered User

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    I plan on testing for an "A" Certificate at the next forum near me, but it will be my first esoteric certificate.
     
  7. Benton

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    Would like to work towards my C, but I doubt it'll happen this coming year. Uncertainty in my life on where I'll be a year from now. More of a long term goal for me. :)
     
  8. MikeMay

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    My intent is to certify at least as a "C" by next year unless I can find some free time this year...
     
  9. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Congratulations! It will certainly be well worth the effort!

    I think that you might be pleasantly surprised just how much that you really do know but won't give yourself credit for...

    Go for it, practice, practice, practice!!


    Good Luck Brothers!!
     
  10. Beathard

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    I am running a certificate class in Bastrop, TX. I have 5 currently working on certification. 4 are going for their Cs this Saturday (4/16/11). We are shooting for Bs in August and As by the end of the year. Taking it in baby steps - very quickly.
     
  11. Jacob Johnson

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    where does one find out when and where the certifications are? I know i missed the one at Lewisville this year, but I would like to try and make one of the other ones... I know I can get a C... I'd really like to try for a B, but i think that'll be next year. My current plan is to do a C this year, B next, and then an A the year after that... that should give me plenty of time to get everything worked up. After that, I intend to try and recertify for 25 years or so... lol
     
  12. Beathard

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  13. Jacob Johnson

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    thank you brother! i appreciate your help a lot!
     
  14. Beathard

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    Even if you are not totally ready to sit for an exam, you should attend the morning forum. Find one of the exams near you and show up. You will learn a lot.
     
  15. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    I'd recommend that any Brother interested in becoming certified sit in on an exam, also. The "change of voice" method takes some getting used to.
     
  16. RTidwell

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    I need to sit in on a few classes to brush up on my work. I have held minimum of a C cert. every year since 4 months after being raised. I'm currently about to go in to my 3rd year of a 3year B.
     
  17. Beathard

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    Two things a certificate class should help with are the round-robin style of the exam and the different paces brothers give the work My son sounds like a cattle auctioneer. I'm pretty fast. Our other three like it slow and deliberate. Speed differences are the root cause of many of our mistakes.
     
  18. AMcClure

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    Brothers, on this topic, I hope to gain my C Certificate later this summer. I am a rather new Brother but have been studying hard on the questions/answers and openings/closings. I hope you can give me some assistance with questions about what is exactly covered in the exam.

    I know that the C Certificate covers the Opening & Closing of the 4-Lodges, the Tilers Oath, and the Questions & Answers's to the 3 degrees, but what exactly entails opening and closing? For instance, I assume it is the WM, and all officers speaking parts, is this correct? And does it include the prayers? I cannot seem to find this information listed anywhere, and most in my lodge have not sit the tests in many years. One other question, the tylers oath, that refers test oath correct?

    Thank you brothers!
     
  19. Beathard

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    The prayers in the opening and closings are not inclded on any of there certificates. The Tylers Oath is used in testing a mason prior to letting him sit in a lodge where no one can vouch for him. Is that what you are calling the test oath?
     
  20. AMcClure

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    Yes brother, thank you. One other question if I may, does the openings/closing require the "double-order" step down from a MM lodge? I see that this is tested by the DI for elected WMs but was not explicit in the C Certificate which grants an exclusion from the DI testing.

     

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