Renewal of Certification: Renewal of Advanced Certification
If I receive advanced certification in a specialty area (e.g. Hospice Palliative Care) how does this affect my renewal as a Board Certified Chaplain?
Chaplains receiving advanced certification in a specialty area remain on their current renewal cycle. Beginning with the year in which the advanced certification was granted you will need to follow additional requirements related to your education hours and peer review.
I have received advanced certification in a specialty area, does this change the types of educational activities I need to report for my renewal of certification?
Beginning with the year in which the advanced certification was granted, you must complete a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of educational activities per year (of the fifty (50) hours total required per year) related to education in the specialty area. These education hours will need to be reported on your education report form and be coded with the advanced certification credentials. For example: Advanced Certified Hospice Palliative Care hours would be coded by the activity with the credentials “ACHPC.”
I have received advanced certification in a specialty area, does this change the requirements for my peer reviewer?
The peer reviewer must meet all of the regular peer reviewer guidelines: a certified Chaplain or certified Educator, active or retired, who is a current member of the NACC with whom you do not share a reporting relationship (either report to or they report to you) and who is not an Inactive or Emeritus member of the NACC. In addition the peer reviewer should hold current certification in the same specialty certification or demonstrate experience in the specialty area.