The canons (III.8) require that before ordination a Candidate must be examined and show proficiency in (1) The Holy Scriptures; (2) History of the Christian Church; (3) Christian Theology; (4) Christian Ethics and Moral Theology; (5) Christian Worship according to the use of the Book of Common Prayer, the Hymnal, and authorized supplemental texts; and (6) The Practice of Ministry in contemporary society. These are known as the six canonical areas.
Dr. Claire Colombo is the Director of the Center for Writing and Creative Expression and Lecturer in Theology and Arts at Seminary of the Southwest.
General Board of Examining Chaplains
The official website of the General Ordination Exams. This page gives suggestions and tips for taking the GOEs.