About BCCI

The Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc. a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(6) affiliate of the Association of Professional Chaplains, certifies professional chaplains according to established national qualifications.


To foster excellence in chaplaincy through board certification


Where quality chaplaincy care by professionally trained board certified chaplains to all those in need is available through:

  • Certification of persons of quality and capability
  • Maintenance of quality systems of certification
  • Timely certification processes

Please note: BCCI certification does not include membership in the Association of Professional Chaplains. Members of APC receive discounted BCCI application fees and maintenance of certification fees. This is just one of the many benefits APC membership offers.