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The Board Certification Process

Board certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance and designate professional chaplains who demonstrate the knowledge essential to ethical and effective chaplaincy care. Board certification is based on a peer-review process guided by Common Qualifications and Competencies for Professional Chaplains.

Board certification is an important part of the professional recognition of chaplains as part of a team of other professional care providers. Board certification and faith group endorsement are two ways that chaplains are held accountable for competent, ethical effective care.

To qualify for board certification, a minister must complete at least 72 graduate credit hours of theological academic preparation, four units of CPE and at least 2,000 ministry hours as a professional chaplain.

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Board Certification Preparation

At our Orlando CPE System Center, we offer board certification preparation education for currently employed AdventHealth chaplains and graduates of AdventHealth Orlando CPE programs at no charge. Contact the CPE office for the promo code.

In addition to the online module that supports board certification preparation, chaplains and graduates of this program may also get mentoring services and assistance with scheduling a mock committee as they prepare for a committee appearance.

Level 1, 2 and Certified Educator Clinical Pastoral Education at AdventHealth Orlando CPE System Center is accredited by: ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care and Education, 1 Concourse Parkway Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30328 Call404-320-1472