In order to become an ordained minister, you will need to get a Letter of Approval (LOA) from an ordained member of leadership. After you successfully complete the final exam in the ordination program, there is a step where you will be asked to officially request a letter from an ordained member of leadership. They will submit their letter directly to the Ordination Council.
Although your official request for a letter is one of the final steps of the program, we recommend that you talk to the person you anticipate asking for your LOA before you begin the program to confirm that you are ready and that they will write your letter when the appropriate time comes.
For more information about who you can ask, see: Who is allowed to write a Letter of Approval?