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                                                             ​UNCA BCC Membership

The United Nations Chaplains Association (UNCA) through a peer Board Certification Committee, provides the UNCPA  Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) certification to applicants who have met the personal, academic, and professional requirements of high quality chaplaincy/pastoral care. Applicants must receive UNCPA BCC certification to be considered active members. UNCA membership attests that the member has been regarded by his or her peers as one who meets exceptional and rigorous professional standards. UNCPA asserts membership to be continuing, not terminal and contingent on active participation in community efforts and continuing educations.


Benefits of Membership

  • Membership in a professional society with established national certification standards, standards of practice, and a code of ethics


  • Exclusive access to enriching educational opportunities, such as the annual conference and local meetings

  • Membership in an organization that advocates for professional chaplaincy at the international, regional, and local levels

  • The opportunity to be involved critical projects and participate in leadership at various leadership levels

  • Enriching opportunity for professional development fostered through relationships with members from various cultures and disciplines

  •  Access to a variety of publications, including a regularly published newsletter and professional journals

  •  Discounted pricing on UNCA educational programs and conferences, products and resources

Application Requirements

​Requirements to apply for UNCA membership are as follows:

1.) Complete UNCA membership online application under the membership tab at www.UNCPA.org

2.) Complete Application Profile Packet (to be after admission application has been received)

         Application Packet should include:

  • Transcripts from applicant’s academic institutions of learning (post graduate and graduate school programs)
  • Copy of valid driver’s license, state or government identification
  • National criminal history report obtained from www.FBI.gov
  • Current personal resume and /or biography
  • Detailed list of community service experiences (include dates, locations and outcomes)
  • Current professional/ministry resume (if applicable)
  • Copy of academic and professional, certificates, achievements or awards, memberships, designations and/or honors to date.
  • Two endorsements from a recognized group/groups of Christian faith
  • Two professional endorsements
  • Letter of approval from the UNCA’s Certifying Commission and Board (This letter signifies that the applicant has submitted all necessary documents to be admitted to the BCC program of Camden University)

For applicants who are ordained pastors, ministerial persons, and/or chaplains please submit the following in addition to other required materials:

  • Pastor or Overseer recommendation (If applicable. This letter of recommendation may also fulfill requirement for endorsement letter if necessary.)
  • Copy of ministerial license and/or ordination certificate (if applicant is licensed or ordained by another organization)

3) Expect email correspondence after application process is concluded

* Upon application assessment, a BCC program administrator may contact applicants regarding educational prerequisites, if   applicable. Some academic/transcript requirements may be waived based upon documented experience and UNCA Board approval.
**UNCA considers reciprocation of those certified under other organizations on a case by case basis.