A 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Mailing Address: American Correctional Chaplains Association

2622 Spring Creek Drive, Bozeman, MT 59715
Telephone: (406) 994-5552 ... Fax: (315) 252-0336 [Header Page MUST Include: Att: ACCA Chaplains]
Email: Go to ‘Questions or Inquiries’ Section





Recently, emails purported to be from Officers of ACCA have been sent to individuals whose names and email addresses seem to be gleaned from the website as well, requesting money, iTunes cards, and other similar items.


THESE EMAIL MESSAGES ARE FRAUDULENT.  You will never receive an email message from any officer of ACCA with such request.  Please block the sender and do not respond to these requests.


The ACCA Certification Committee is scheduling interviews for certification on August 3, 2019 in Boston, MA applicants must meet in person with the interview committee.  No interview will be scheduled without a complete application. All written work must be submitted 90 day prior to the interview.  Applications must be completed when submitted for interview.  Interviews will not be scheduled with an incomplete application.  this interview will focus on the Theory of Pastoral Care Competencies (TPC), Identity and Conduct Competencies (IDC), Pastoral Competencies (PAS), and Professional Competencies (PRO) as required for the level of certification being sought.

  There are three Level1Basic Certified Chaplain, 2 Certified Correctional Chaplain, and 3.Certified Clinical Correctional Chaplain.   All three categories require the following:  At least 1 year or 2000 hours of experience as a correctional chaplain, ACCA/ ACA  membership, ordination or licensing for ministry, ecclesiastical endorsement by a recognized faith group for ministry in a specialized setting  by Denominational Endorsing Agent / officer, agreement with the ACCA code of ethics, 350-500-word autobiography, a narrative statement of pastoral care and chaplaincy addressing the competencies specified, documentation of all requirements, certification fee, and an interview by a Certification Interview Committee. Clinical Pastoral Education as required for the level of certification being sought, one unit may be an approved equivalent. Documentation of CPE includes the self-evaluation and CPE Supervisor evaluation of the unit.  Questions on equivalency may be directed to the Chair of the Certification Committee


A Commemorative Celebration of Gary Friedman's life is being held of Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 ... more information is available at -





Northeast Region

American Correctional Chaplains Association

APRIL 1, 2, 3 - 2019

San Alphonso Retreat and Conference Center

Long Branch, NJ

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