Don't forget to pay for your application to the board. The process includes a phone interview, your packet is submitted to the board for review and a vote, then we call you back with the vote of the board and guidance moving forward with your chaplaincy. The fee also includes a certificate which we mail to you worthy of framing.

Board Certified Chaplain Application

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    Email your questions to chaplaincy@nationalservicecharity.org

  • What faith group best represents your faith distinctives and theology? If you can’t identify a denomination, then please email a statement of faith to Chaplaincy@NationalServiceCharity.org
  • Include date, place, and ordaining authority
  • Try to provide the names of the organization, the dates and any degrees
  • Please identify the organization and dates of certification
  • If so, describe where you earned them, within which certifying body (e.g., ACPE, CPSP, etc.), and how many units you have completed
  • Try to include the name of the church, the city and state plus the dates of service
  • Give names of churches or schools and subjects taught
  • Scroll all the way down to hit the Submit Button

    Onboarding Chaplaincy Checklist:

    1. Complete the course Becoming a Board Certified Chaplain from Visiting Chaplains ($120.00) or complete the same sort of training from a different but reputable chaplaincy oriented organization.
    2. References: Please ask 2 people to send a reference to National Service Charity using the email Chaplaincy@NationalServiceCharity.org  Ask them to say something about your faith commitments, ethics and a willingness to be a life learner.
    3. Get a background check and forward at least the first page to Privacy@NationalServiceCharity.org (Cost is $38.95)
    4. Fill out your online application at https://nationalservicecharity.org/board-certified-chaplain-application. We also have a PDF copy of our application which you might want to download and use as a reference before beginning the online form.
    5. Schedule your phone interview at Chaplaincy@NationalServiceCharity.org
    6. Handling the application and paying a retired chaplain to do the interview costs $75.00. Make that payment here

     Download & Print the Onboarding Chaplaincy Checklist Worksheet

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