The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee on Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service (formerly the USCCB Commission on Certification and Accreditation) has approved the certification standards and procedures of National Association of Catholic Chaplains for board certified chaplains and Pastoral Educators/Supervisors through 2021. The USCCB Subcommittee national office is located at 3211 Fourth Street NE, Washington, DC 20017 (202-541-3154). For more information go to: www.usccb.org/certification. To view a copy of the USCCB approval document click here.
The NACC certifies Chaplains.
The certification process is carried out by the national office and the National Certification Commission.
See the FAQ section for answers to common certification questions.
If you’ve reviewed the FAQs and are interested in applying for certification you should start at the Certification Prerequisites page.
A Renewal of Certification process is required every five years for Chaplains and Educators.