Maintenance of Military Specialty Certification

BCC-MCs must maintain their specialty certification through specialty-specific continuing education, peer review, and payment of fees.

In order to maintain the specialty certification, the BCC-MC must:

  • Maintain BCC or Retired BCC certification. (Specialty certification expires with board certification absence/expiration)
  • Maintain Military Chaplain Association (MCA) membership in good standing. (Specialty certification expires with absence/expiration of MCA membership)
  • Complete at least 20 hours of specialty-specific continuing education in military chaplaincy care or education useful to military care annually. (These hours are recorded on the Annual Summary of Continuing Education Hours form.)
  • Include at least one experienced active, reserve or retired military professional (04 and above) non-chaplain, as part of the quinquennial BCC Peer Review.
  • Pay maintenance of certification fees