What does the Association of Professional Chaplains stand for?

What does the Association of Professional Chaplains stand for?

The Association of Professional Chaplains® is committed to qualifications and competencies for professional practice and ethical conduct. These qualifications and competencies support and promote excellent chaplaincy care of individuals, families, staff, organizations and communities.

Do you need APC certification to be a chaplain?

Together with its organizational partners, APC® has established Common Qualfications and Competencies for Professional Chaplaincy. Chaplains must demonstrate that they meet these standards for professional knowledge and skills to become certified through APC’s affiliate, the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.® (BCCI®).

What do chaplains do in their spare time?

Our association is committed to offering and promoting quality educational events to assure that chaplains have adequate opportunity to engage in dialogue with colleagues, and learn new skills and techniques. Each year, our annual conference brings together hundreds of chaplains to gain insight from well known speakers and workshop leaders.

What are the ethics of being a chaplain?

Foundational to the code is commitment to accountability for ethical behavior by professional chaplains. The people served by certified chaplains can expect interactions based upon the standards of the APC Code of Ethics. Working with its organizational partners, APC has established Standards of Practice for Professional Chaplains.

How many chaplains are there in the world?

Our more than 5,000 member chaplains and affiliates are involved in chaplaincy care of all persons, respecting their diverse cultures, identities, abilities and beliefs.

Is there a Facebook group for Professional Chaplains?

APC Facebook Group is for members of APC, as well as those interested in professional chaplaincy and who support the mission, vision and values of APC. Anyone who joins the group may post news, information and resources related to professional chaplaincy.

Along with the Association of Professional Chaplains®, the following organizations adhere to the national Common Professional Standards and Common Code of Ethics for professional chaplaincy.