continuing education requirements

(CE) Credits

CHAPLAIN Required 20 hours of CE per year and reported every 3 years.


CERTIFIED CHAPLAIN ASSISTANT Required 20 hours of CE per year and reported every 3 years. 

BOARD CERTIFIED ASSOCIATE CHAPLAIN Required 40 hours of CE per year and reported annually.

BOARD ENDORSED CLINICAL CHAPLAIN Required 50 hours of CE per year and reported annually.

BOARD CERTIFIED CHAPLAIN Required 50 hours of CE per year and reported annually.

CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION SUPERVISOR Required 50 hours of CE per year and reported annually

Our Chaplains keep a record of their CE sources and report them by December 31 of the year the report is due. Continuing education credit hours may be obtained by any combination of items from the following list:

  • Read the entire Bible, cover to cover, over a 3 year period. We encourage you to do this. 

    You can obtain credit one time. After that, we hope reading the Bible will be a habit. 

    40 Hours

  • Participate in any weekly bible study of your church or small group.  

    For each hour of instruction, count as an hour of CE. 

  • Participate in the 12 week truth project study available HERE

    30 Hours

  • Attend any full day retreat or conference offered by your church, by Christian Chaplains & Coaching Inc., or any Christian ministry. Just keep track of the sessions you attended. 

    For each hour of instruction, count as an hour for CE. 

  • Obtain your Certification in “Critical Incident Stress Management” or "Community Emergency Response Team" by participating in training available in your area and earn CE. Hours vary depending on the course work you do. Two great resources including: International Critical Incident Foundation at and K-Love CRC Crisis Response Training ( We will accept for CE any course taken through these programs. For CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) you must go to a FEMA instructor (  

  • Become a certified facilitator for Marriage and Pre-Marriage counseling by completing the online course HERE

    10 Hours

  • Our chaplains are encouraged to engage in personal development of their craft as chaplains and life coaches. Feel free to send us a description of a study or program you intend to take and we will assess it and assign a CE credit to you for it. These must be Chaplaincy related. May include such topics as: World Religions, Theological Studies, Chaplaincy, Ethics, Pastoral Care, Christian Counseling, Grief, Self-Care, Active Listening, Ministry of Presence, and more.

  • Read any book from our approved reading list. This list will be expanded over time so check back often. 

    Credits are allowed at 2 minutes per page. So, pick a book, count the number of pages and calculate the hours at 2 minutes per page or 1 hour per 30 pages. For example, a 400 page book would provide 13 hours of CE while a 200 page book would provide 7.5 hours of CE. 

  • Attend any of our Monthly Chaplain Video meetings and receive 1 hour of CE for each meeting you attend. Just keep track of the meetings you attended and report it to us when it comes time to verify your CE. 

  • NOTE: All Chaplains must complete the online course "Certificate in Christian Counseling" as a requirement of continuing education. The reason is because all Chaplains engage in Christian counseling. This course is a must. Please take this within the first year of becoming a Chaplain. 

    As we add online courses you may sign up for and complete any course as available. Courses will offer varying amounts of CE and will be reasonably priced, with 50% discount for our Chaplains. Check back often as we will be developing courses and adding them to our website. - Varying hours. 

    Learn more about the Chaplains Academy and view our current course offerings here →

  • Attend one of their conferences or courses and earn CE. Any CE accepted by ACCC is accepted by us in kind. Amount will vary by course. 

    Visit the ACCC website here

  • Any course offering from them will qualify for CE. Amount of CE will vary by course. 

    Visit the SCA website here

  • CPE Units 1 through 4, leading to Board Certification, will provide 100 hours of CE per unit. 

    Visit the ICPT website here