Administers religious rights or ordinances and provides moral and spiritual guidance. Visits the sick to counsel those in spiritual need and comforts the bereaved. Accredited by appropriate religion or church.
- Master's degree in divinity, theology, pastoral ministry or spirituality required (unless level of degree not required at time of chaplaincy certification)
- Completion of a minimum of four units of clinical pastoral education
- Minimum of one year supervised ministry in a clinical setting post certification
- Experiences within specialty area(s), presentations to or with other clinicians preferred
- Certification by APC, NACC, or CPSP
- Must be endorsed by leader of their faith community