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