We do beleive that Chaplancy itself is a 'Lifeline " to the community marketplace that provides both religious and spiritual comfort and directions and instructions.
THE CREDENTIALS OF THE BOARD CERTIFIED CHAPLAIN
According to the Common Standards of Professional Chaplaincy,
any board certified & Commisioned chaplain will have the following
basic qualifications and accountabilities:
Obtained a bachelor’s degree from a college or university that is appropriately accredited.
Obtained an appropriately accredited master’s degree in theological studies or its equivalent.
Be ordained, commissioned or similarly recognized by an appropriate religious authority according to the standard practice and policy of that authority.
Completed four units (1,600 hours) of clinical pastoral education (CPE)
A minimum of one year full-time chaplaincy experience upon completion of four CPE units.
Current endorsement by a recognized religious faith group for ministry as a chaplain.
Demonstrated competency in areas of chaplaincy care, as outlined by the Standards for Professional Chaplaincy.
Remain accountable to the endorsing faith group, employer and certifying body.
Affirm and practice chaplaincy according to the Common Code of Ethics.
Maintain membership in a certifying body by participating in a peer review yearly, documenting at least 50 hours of continuing education each year and providing documentation of endorsement with her/his faith tradition every five years.