Credentials for General Assembly

Assigning and Distributing Delegate Credentials

Delegate credentials are issued by email.

All delegates need to be registered for General Assembly (GA) to participate in debate or voting on GA Business Agenda items or motions during General Sessions. Your congregation may assign credentials before or after your delegates register for GA.

Your congregation is only responsible for assigning credentials to its member delegates. Ministers and religious educators can retrieve their credentials via

Certified congregations can manage their member delegate assignments online via the Credential Manager.

Credential Manager

Each certified congregation is sent a link to access the Credential Manager. Congregations may also access the Credential Manager by logging into to the congregation's Data Services account online.

You can manually distribute credentials by entering the names and email addresses of the members who will use them. Alternatively, you may select from a list of known GA Registrants. After you assign a credential, the delegate will automatically be sent an email with a unique credential ID. This ID can be entered in the GA Participation Portal by the registered delegate, to unlock debate and voting tools.

Delegates who do not receive their emailed credential or who lose track of it may request a replacement at

If a member delegate must withdraw before or during GA, contact to remove the resigning delegate from the credential. If needed, you may re-assign previously distributed member delegate credentials to an alternate delegate.

Request help with assigning or retrieving credentials here.


Registration for GA is not required to vote in UUA Elections.

If an election is necessary (contested), instructions for casting electronic votes will accompany the delegate credentials. More on elections.