Ecclesiastical Endorsement Tutorial

Updated Jan 03, 2019

Students applying to BYU-Idaho must receive an ecclesiastical endorsement from their bishop or branch president, as well as a member of their stake presidency.

To begin the endorsement process, go to Part 3 on the BeSmart application. Select “Click here to begin the endorsement process.” Once at the endorsement website, follow the below 7-step process to complete the applicant portion of the ecclesiastical endorsement.

Once complete, applicants must schedule interviews with the bishop/branch president, as well as a member of the stake presidency.

Step 1

*Select the Student tab option on the bottom of the page.

Step 2

*Select Applicant option underneath the Student tab.

Step 3

*Select the blue link under the Applicant option.

Step 4

*Read through the Honor Code Statement. Once you are ready, click the blue button at the bottom indicating that you agree to live the Honor Code.

Step 5

*Type in your ward name in the Unit Name Field, and select search.

Step 6

* Find your ward and leader from the list, and Select the appropriate option.

Step 7

* Print off instructions to take to your bishop and a member of the stake presidency.

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