MEMBERSHIP IN THE CANADIAN PRACTICAL CHAPLAIN ASSOCIATION

The CPCA offers several types of memberships for those wishing to start in Chaplaincy as well as those already in involved in Chaplaincy Ministries.

SENIOR ORDAINED CHAPLAIN

$150.00* Per Year Includes Ordination With CPCA

LICENSED CHAPLAIN

$100.00* Per Year Includes Licensure With CPCA

ASSOCIATE CHAPLAIN

$75.00* Per Year

AFFILIATE CHAPLAIN / STUDENT CHAPLAIN

$50.00* Per Year

* - For those who have a desire to serve in Chaplaincy with the CPCA but lack the funds to attain membership, the CPCA provides a scholarship fund that pays membership dues of prospective members who are in financial need. The CPCA will not let the financial situation of a prospective member from serving God as a Chaplain with out organization. Contact us if you wish to be considered for financial assistance.

All members will receive the following:

Certificate Of Membership

Certification Of Ordination or License * (where applicable)

Picture ID Card

Opportunity To Purchase Offical CPCA Bages and Uniforms

Template For Business Cards

Quarterly Newsletter

Update On Events

Discount On CPCA. Hosted Training And Seminars

 

Membership

 

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS A CHAPLAIN?

The position of a Chaplain is a diversified position of helps. The Chaplain is a spiritual leader that provides a secular service and specilaized in worlplaces or on site short term intervention ministry.

WHO CAN BE A CHAPLAIN?

Chaplaincy covers a variety of ministerial services and offers different levels of ministerial requirements according the particular agency policy.

Some agencies require their Chaplains to be Ordained Ministers, often Pastors of local church bodies have specific educational backgrounds. Others require specific Chaplaincy training and membership in a recognized Chaplaincy organization that certifies different levels of Chaplaincy according to education and experience.

The C.P.C.A. offers seminar and web based training in Chaplaincy stressing the areas of training in Critical Incident Stress, Grief and Loss, Trauma and Stress Management as well as specialized training in specific areas of Chaplaincy.

DO I HAVE TO BECOME A PASTOR TO BECOME A CHAPLAIN?

No. The field of Chaplaincy is designed to require different levels of licensure. Associate Chaplain is a Chaplain-In-Training or Chaplain Assistant. A Licensed Chaplain is an experienced Chaplain that is recognized by a license. The Senior Chaplain is an Ordained Position that exemplifies expertise in a particular field of Chaplaincy.

CAN I BE A MEMBER OF MORE THAN ONE ORGANIZATION?

Yes. Most Chaplains are members of multiples fellowships or organizations. And most agencies require a non-denominational perspective in order to serve as a a Chaplain for them.

CAN I BECOME AN ORDAINED CHAPLAIN WITH YOUR ORGANIZATION?

Yes. THE CPCA. is a recognized registered religious non profit corporation within the State Of California and has the legal and religious authority to grant ordination to individuals that meet the criteria for ordination. Ordination allows members to perform wedding ceremonies, funerals within the State of California.

I AM ALREADY LICENSED/ORDAINED, WHAT TYPE OF BENEFIT TO DO YOU OFFER THOSE OF US WHO ARE ALREADY LICENSED?

The CPCA. offers open membership to those already Licensed/Ordained. Those members receive the same benefts that our credential holders receive with some differences: 1. CPCA Credential Holders have Picture ID 2. CPCA Credentials are for Chaplaincy only. 3. Police and Fire Chaplains with the CPCA License/Ordination are awarded rank designation according to their Licensure level.

I DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO JOIN THE CPCA BUT I AM QUALIFIED OTHERWISE. DO YOU OFFER ANY HELP FOR SOMEONE IN MY POSITION?

Yes. The CPCA offers limited scholarships to Chaplains in impoverished areas or those with verifiable lack of funding. Scholarships require a letter from your Pastor in verification of your finanical position. Scholarships are available for training and membership fees. We will be happy to help those who truly need assistance and all scholarships are full-membership at the level of Chaplaincy that you qualify for.

 

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