Additional Training and Continuing Education

Training for Chaplaincy is much like being a Lawyer or Physician – tools and techniques are constantly being improved, discovered and researched.  It is important that a Chaplain in any type of Chaplaincy be prepared as much as possible and gain skillsets which will enhance your training through your particular chosen Chaplaincy Type’s professional organization.

Here are a list of additional training resources which can be completed online.  Many are free.  Some of Fees.  Many offer Continuing Education Units (which are required to maintain your Ecclesiastical Endorsement):

ALL CHAPLAINS (required for all Chaplains)

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Training ONLINE:
    CPE Training Center   (Provisional Accreditation through

Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training ONLINE:
    ICPT (Strictly online training; clinicals through local CPE Supervisor
                with most Accredited Certifying CPE Associations)

Consider completing your Seminary or Graduate studies toward a Masters or Doctorate a SCA University of Theology and Spirituality. The Office of Chaplains works closely with UofTS.

Indiana – Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Programs for Hospital Chaplains

   Eskenazi Health – Clinical Pastoral Education  (accredited through ICPT)
   IU Health – Clinical Pastoral Education (accredited through ACPE)
   St Vincent’s Health – Clinical Pastoral Education (accredited through ACPE)

Crisis Chaplains (Police, Fire, EMS, Trauma Center, Disaster)

Spiritual Care Association First Responder Chaplain – Board Certification and Certificate Programs for Crisis Chaplains (Police, Fire, EMS, Disaster). Crisis Chaplaincy is becoming more complex as more tools are developed to assist the chaplain assisting those in crises. Make sure you know you are well aware of your skill-sets and where you need to improve.
Emergency Management Institute (FEMA) – FREE ONLINE TRAINING
National Institute for Clinical Application of Behavioral Health – CE/CME courses (some fees may apply)
DHS First Responder Training – FREE ONLINE TRAINING
Crisis Response Training – FREE IN CLASS TRAINING (ICISF Approved)
University of Minnesota – School of Public Health – ONLINE TRAINING (small fees may apply)
National Child Traumatic Stress Network – FREE ONLINE TRAINING (some fees may apply)
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation – Advanced Level Training for Chaplains – CISM
Salvation Army Disaster Services Training – Various courses including ICISF Approved
American Red Cross First-Aid and CPR Training – Chaplains can do more than Chaplaincy