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 If you are currently serving as a chaplain

Intermediate Level1st LT 

Intermediate Level

To qualify for the Intermediate Level you must meet the following credentials, experience and training level.

1.     At least two years experience field related

2.     Level 2 Basic Chaplain Training taught by OCA or its equivalent such as ICPC Sr level or CPE 3 and 4 units* 

3.     Actively seeking to complete the following:

§        Crisis Intervention - level II        

§        Conflict Management - level II

§        Unexpected Death Notification  - level II

4.     All applicants must be a licensed ministers or have one of the following 

·        A Christian Workers license from their local assembly

·        Be designated as a chaplain from their local assembly

·        If you are not the pastor of your local assembly, then you must have a signed Pastor's permission form                         



"Introduction to Community Chaplaincy II"

The following areas are covered in level II

·        Theory of Pastoral Care

·        Articulates a theory of pastoral care that is integrated with a theory of pastoral practice.

·        Incorporates a working knowledge of ethics appropriate to the pastoral context.

·        Articulates a conceptual understanding of group dynamics and organizational behavior.

·        Identity and Conduct

§         Functions pastorally in a manner that respects the physical, emotional, and spiritual boundaries of others.

§         Articulates ways in which one's feelings, attitudes, values, and assumptions affect one's pastoral care.

§         Advocates for the person in her/his care.

§         Attends to his/her own physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

·        Pastoral

§         Establishes, deepens, and ends pastoral relationships with sensitivity, openness, and respect.

§         Provides pastoral care that respects diversity and differences including, but not limited to culture, gender, sexual orientation, and spiritual/religious practices.

§         Triages and manages crises in the practice of pastoral care.

§         Provides pastoral care to persons suffering loss and grief.

§         Provides religious resources appropriate to the care of clients and their families.

§         Develops and facilitates public worship/spiritual practices appropriate to diverse settings and needs.

§         Facilitates pastoral reflection in the practice of pastoral care.

·        Professional

·        Promotes the integration of Pastoral Spiritual Care into the life and practices of the institution in which it resides.

·        Supports, promotes, and encourages ethical decision making and practices.

·        Documents one's provision of pastoral care effectively and thoroughly in appropriate records.

·        Fosters a collaborative relationship with community clergy and faith group leaders.


Ministry Central

Distance Learning Primary Site

(Click on picture of books to go directly to Ministry Central)

Perspective Chaplains,

Level One and Two distance learning can be found on Ministry Central ( You can take both Levels on Ministry Central.  To apply for endorse status you must complete Level One training and pass the tests. These are open book tests so feel free to review the material as many times as you need to. You can either take this training though our live training taught by Dr. Sidney Poe or take the training online. The courses are offered at a very reasonable cost compared to industry standards. When you apply there is a charge for application processing and first year dues. After the first year the renewal fee is $90.00 a year.

Within one year after being endorsed you are required to complete Level Two. This training is designed to give you tools to use when the need arises so that you will be able to help those in crises.

We have two sites for distance learning. Below you will see the link to That site was our first training site and only has Level One training. Because of the program limits Level One on this site had to be split up in to parts A&B with test. It takes both A&B and the test to complete Level One training. 

We sincerely pray that your journey into chaplaincy will be an anointed and fruitful path. If we can help you in any way, please contact my Administrative Assistant Brandi Hood at 662-346-3239 or or if you need to talk to me you can call 870-814-0901.

Thank you for your interest and burden.

William Dillon

OCA Director 

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Director of Occupational Chaplains

All applications are to be sent to:

OCA Director William Dillon  
264 South Veterans Memoral Blvd 
Tupelo, MS 38804

Phone: 870-814-0901

OCA is an endorsed project of the UPCI in the Office of Education and Endorsements 

36 Research Park Court, Weldon, Spring MO 63304