Competencies of the Military Chaplain
The applicant for military specialty certification shall demonstrate mastery of 28 professional competencies, both experientially in the applicant’s practice and in the knowledgeable application of the military’s regulations, requirements and expectations. The demonstration of competencies should reflect the advanced and specialized work required for military care, beyond the skills and knowledge of the Board Certified Chaplain. Some of the competencies are unique to military care; others may appear in the certification process for BCC, but it is expected that the applicant for BCC-MC will demonstrate the advanced practice of these competencies, beyond the level of the BCC. The committee will be looking for advanced practice and the special understandings, sensitivities, supervisory behaviors, and unique concerns of the supervising military chaplain.
Note: These competencies should be addressed in a holistic, integrated manner in the major essay. They should not be addressed individually. See the Application Guidelines for guidance on this and all other requirements.
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