Maintenance of Certification

In 2017 the Spiritual Care Cognate Groups consisting of ACPE, APC, CASC/ACSS, NACC and NAJC reaffirmed their commitment to the Common Qualifications and Competencies for Professional Chaplains Common Qualifications and Competencies for Professional Chaplaincy.

These qualifications included provisions of maintenance of certification, which were implemented within APC in 2007. All board certified chaplains, provisional certified chaplains, associate certified chaplains, provisional associate certified chaplains and professional life members must participate in maintenance of certification.


Maintenance of certification requirements are:

Please note: If you receive an error message (similar to the one shown below), when attempting to pay your BCCI fee, please contact the national office at 847-240-1014 to assist with the payment.