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Chaplaincy Resource Center

Complete Chaplaincy Training for The Marketplace

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About Our
Department Of Chaplaincy

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Chaplaincy  Services

Accredited Certifications
CEUs & CPE Credits

Relationship Management
Pre-marital Counseling
Marriage Counseling
Family Counseling

Youth Counseling
Youth Counseling
Stress Management

Stress Management

Pastoral Counseling

Parenting & Co-Parenting

LifeSkills Management

Anti-Theft & Theft Prevention

Cultural Bias & Sensitivity

Trauma Informed

First Responder in Emergencies

Law & Citizenship Engagement

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Common Benefits Offered to Chaplains in addition to a salary:

  1. Social Security: Many chaplain positions offer Social Security benefits as part of their compensation package

  2. 401(K): Chaplains may be eligible for a 401(K) retirement savings plan, which allows them to save for retirement while receiving tax benefits

  3. Disability: Some chaplain positions offer disability insurance, which provides financial support in the event of a disability that prevents the chaplain from working

  4. Healthcare: Chaplains may be eligible for healthcare benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance

  5. Pension: Some chaplain positions offer a pension plan, which provides a fixed income to the chaplain during retirement

  6. Time Off: Chaplains may receive paid time off, including vacation days, sick days, and holidays

  7. Tuition Reimbursement: Chaplains who work with the military or in healthcare settings may be eligible for tuition reimbursement, which can help them further their education and career

  8. Spiritual Fulfillment: Chaplains often find their work to be spiritually fulfilling, as they are able to provide guidance and support to individuals in need.

  9. Job Satisfaction: Chaplains often report high levels of job satisfaction, as they are able to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Chaplains Salaries:

  1. The average salary for a Chaplain in the United States is $64,659 per year.

  2. The estimated average total pay for a  Chaplain is $78,131 per year in the United States area, with an average  salary of $70,683 per year.

Chaplaincy Resource Center

Harvest Christian University’s International Association of Licensed Chaplains offers several programs and services to support chaplains in their work. Here is an outline of some of the programs and services offered:


  • Benefits & Services


I. First Aid Certification               

  • Provides training and certification in first aid to chaplains.

  • Helps chaplains respond effectively to medical emergencies.

  • Ensures that chaplains are equipped with the necessary skills to provide immediate assistance.


II. First Responder Classes

  • Offers classes to chaplains to become first responders.

  • Provides training in emergency response and crisis management.

  • Helps chaplains to be better prepared to handle emergencies and provide support to those in need. 


III. Employment Department

  • Provides employment referrals to chaplains seeking employment.

  • Helps chaplains to find job opportunities in their field.

  • Offers support and guidance throughout the job search process.


IV. Chaplaincy Curriculum

  • Offers chaplaincy curriculum to chaplains seeking to advance their education.

  • Provides training in chaplaincy and related fields.

  • Helps chaplains to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their work.


V. Chaplaincy CEU.

  • Offers additional training credits to the certification needed to retain high end employment.

  • Provides online and in house training through the year to ensure your success.

  • Helps chaplains stay on the cutting edge of issues.

  • Provides  CEU's that helps retrain certification and credentials. 


There are several kinds of chaplains, including:

Clinical Pastoral Educators: CPE certified educators are clinical pastoral educators who are academically prepared and authorized by a recognized faith group. They conduct accredited programs of clinically supervised ministry education in hospitals, prisons, churches, seminaries, community-based organizations, and other settings across the United States.
This credential is awarded to practicing crisis and trauma responders who incorporate biblical principles and intervention skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and professional practice. They must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a accredited college or university, ordination, religious license, and/or certification from a recognized entity.


Ministers, Theological Students, and Pastoral Counselors: The Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program is an experiential, person-centered education focusing on learning and developing pastoral skills in a clinical setting. It provides spiritual care to patients, families, and staff members in multi-faith clinical settings. Those training as professional chaplains, as well as for visiting clergy, religious leaders, seminary students, and pastoral counselors, serve as students in a variety of settings such as hospitals, clinics, and hospices.

The International Association of Certified Pastoral Chaplains (IACPC): offers various types of chaplain certifications. Here are some of the types of chaplains and their descriptions:

First Responder Chaplains: These chaplains are often found in law enforcement, fire, and EMS departments. They build relationships with responders and provide assistance during crisis situations. This certification is for chaplains employed in settings such as hospitals, military, hospices, long-term care, corrections, first responder organizations, and corporate settings. They meet the qualifications developed by IACPC Board of Chaplaincy Certification.

These are just a few examples of the types of chaplains and their descriptions offered by the International Association of Certified Pastoral Chaplains. The specific certifications and requirements may vary. There are different types of chaplains, each with their own specific roles and responsibilities.


Here is an outline of the types of chaplains and a brief description of their roles:

Chaplains are responsible for tending to the spiritual and moral well-being of service members and their families. The also perform religious rites, conduct worship services, and provide confidential counseling. Chaplains also advise  in religious, spiritual, and moral matters.

Clinical Chaplains are professionally trained and certified to provide spiritual guidance in a clinical setting. Offer reflective listening and non-judgmental emotional and inner comfort. They provide spiritual support to individuals who have issues with meaning, hope, and transcendence. They also work in various settings such as hospitals, prisons, universities, and schools.

Community Chaplains serve diverse communities and often cater to various constituencies and often provide spiritual services and guidance to individuals in need, while they create an open and inviting environment, free of judgment. They Counsel distressed and bereaved individuals and families.

Interfaith Chaplains are proficient in answering questions and providing spiritual guidance to people of different faiths. They lead interfaith or non-denominational religious services. They provide comfort, counseling, and spiritual support to individuals in various settings.


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