The Starr King Certificate in Chaplaincy Studies, directed by Rev. Dr. Pamela D. Hancock, enables you to study the full complement of Chaplaincy topics to help you understand the types of Chaplaincy positions available today, go through a formation process at your own pace, and become prepared to minister to the world.
Earn your graduate-level certificate in Chaplaincy entirely through online study at Starr King School for the Ministry. This Certificate is perfect for those who already have an MDiv (or other type of theological Master’s Degree) and wish to bolster their education in order to serve in this way.
Complete your 18 unit certificate through a set of six formation stages (1.5 units each) and three courses in the Spiritual Practice & Care of the Soul Threshold (3 units each) taken 100% online. The successful completion of one unit of CPE (no SKSM fees/units for this work) is also required for the certificate program—this is done through an Accredited CPE Center during or after your coursework. See list of accredited centers here: https://profile.acpe.edu/accreditedcpedirectory (If you have already completed one unit of CPE recently, you may present your evaluation to the Director for consideration to fulfill the requirement.)
This will be a set of 1.5 unit per semester “Pod” courses (for a total of 9 units) that will provide you a group with whom to go through the formation process.
Optional Additional Course: Disaster Chaplaincy + Nova certificate (.5 unit)