A membership category for retired chaplains now offers places of employment the opportunity to honor retiring members, who are board certified or associate chaplains, with the honor of an institutional sponsored retired life membership. A $1,500 APC retired life membership paid by the institution honors the member’s contributions to the institution through professional chaplaincy and gives them continuing professional membership for life, with all membership rights and services.
All board certified or associate chaplains in the Association of Professional Chaplains whose membership is in good standing and who are retired from professional chaplaincy are eligible for this status. Retired life member status applies to those who have substantially retired from the profession of chaplaincy and who work no more than 50% of the time within a year in professional compensated chaplaincy. Certification or status with BCCI does not change, hence the use of the terms “Retired Board Certified Chaplain” and “Retired Associate Certified Chaplain.”
Once a life member, the retired chaplain’s dues are paid for life and the membership entitles him/her to all the regular benefits of membership. But more importantly, giving a retired institutional life membership supports the ongoing work of APC, symbolizing your commitment to shaping the future of professional chaplaincy and the goals of APC.
Note: Maintenance of BCCI Certification fees, annual continuing education reports, five-year peer reviews and five-year spiritual/faith group endorsements are NOT required of retired board certified chaplains or retired associate certified chaplains.
The designation will be established upon receiving the $1,500.00 payment from the institution.
If paying by credit card, APC staff will be in touch to receive payment information. If paying by check, please make payable to Association of Professional Chaplains and mail to:
Association of Professional Chaplains
2800 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 295
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169