CERTIFICATION FOR CHAPLAIN VOLUNTEERS

NOTE: Only Florida Baptist chaplains may apply for certification.

Definition of a Chaplain Volunteer: "A person called by God ministering in a pluralistic environment to meet the spiritual needs of individuals in unique places."

THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS

Complete the requirements for certification

Apply to the Church and Community Ministries Department for certification

Allow 4-6 weeks for approval

Receipt of certification certificate and identification badge

Term of certification - 3 years

Complete 5 hours of training annually for recertification

Actively serve in a facility as a Chaplain Volunteer

REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

+ Minimum of six months experience (10 hours per week) in an active chaplain volunteer ministry

+ Minimum of 20 hours of training from one or more of the following:

NAMB Chaplains Conferences

Association of Professional Chaplains

Seminary Extension

Life Way Christian Resources

Local FBC Association Chaplaincy Training

FBC Chaplancy Training

Specialized Training In Specific Chaplaincy Positions

Introductory Clinical Pastoral Training (CPT)

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

Pastoral Counseling Courses

NOVA, CISM or OSFA Training

FBC Emergency Services Training

NAMB Chaplains Course

Additional Requirements:

Letter of recommendation from your pastor

Letter from supervisor validating 6 months service as a chaplain volunteer

Statement of your commitment

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NOTE: Only Florida Baptist chaplains may apply for certification.

Certification Application

Please forward a digital picture with your application to mjohnston@flbaptist.org