Frequently Asked Questions
Board-certified chaplains serve as professional members of health care teams providing spiritual care to patients, families, caregivers and staff.
The training to become a board-certified health care chaplain includes graduate-level theological education, clinical pastoral education, ordination or commissioning by one’s faith group, ecclesiastical endorsement/support and demonstrated competency in the field of chaplaincy.
You may have questions on specific qualifications given your experience, education, or faith tradition. We encourage you to contact the following member organizations to assist you in your process towards becoming a health care chaplain:
- Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) www.professionalchaplains.org
- National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) www.nacc.org
- National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) www.najc.org
- Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) www.acpe.edu
- Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) www.spiritualcare.ca
- American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) www.aapc.org
- College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) www.cpsp.org