About Graduate Degree Equivalency
Graduate Degree Equivalency is a process by which an Applicant seeking certification as a Chaplain may be granted an equivalency to meet the required Graduate-Level Theological Degree (Qualification 301.QUA3) in a way other than that specified in the NACC Qualifications and Competencies for Certification. An equivalency may be granted providing the Applicant demonstrates and documents that the submitted graduate-level degree and supplemental experience and education satisfactorily address the requirements of Qualification 301.QUA3. A Graduate Degree Equivalency Subcommittee of the NACC Certification Commission reviews requests for Graduate Degree Equivalencies.
Documents Required to Be Submitted to the NACC Office
- Application fee ($50 as of December 2019).
- A completed NACC Graduate Degree Equivalency Application.
- Graduate-level transcripts of a completed graduate-level degree, preferably in a spiritual care related field.
- Documentation to evidence the completion of at least thirty-two (32) hours of graduate-level equivalencies equal to graduate-level study in core theological coursework pertinent to NACC Competencies for Certification as outlined in the Graduate Degree Equivalency Application Instruction Sheet.
Required Documents for Graduate Degree Equivalency Application
2021 Graduate Degree Equivalency Application (MS Word version)
2021 Graduate Degree Equivalency Application (PDF version)
Graduate Degree Equivalency Instruction Sheet
NACC Certification Procedures Manual – Part Twelve, Graduate Degree Equivalency – Revised CPM