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