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Occupational Chaplains Association
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Renewals and CEUs 

Renewal Requirements:

1. Renewal fee of $90.00 each year

2. No change in status or a review

3. Meet CEU requirement for level

**Yearly Renewal and CEU requirements vary depending on level of credentials.

To qualify, the chaplain must not have had any complaints lodged against them in the past year nor a change in their church affiliation. If there is a change in either area in the past twelve months a review is required prior to renewal.

CEU (Continuing Educational Units) Requirements by Levels per year -

  • Sponsor Level - No CEUs required
  • Entrance Level - 5 CEUs required on file 
  • Intermediate Level - 8 CEUs required on file
  • Professional Level - 10 CEUs required on file
  • Senior/Trainer Level - 10 CEUs required on file
  • Division Staff Level -10 CEUs required on file

*CEUs must be field related -

A CEU unit is ten contact hours of participation in an organized educational experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction. For example: 10 training hours usually equals 1.0 CEU but each unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) equals 2 CEUs. Credit will be given to online CEUs.

OCA will accept any field related training taught by credible trainers. -----

You can find online CEU's at this website for resonable cost at  - Thank you Bro Steve Miller for assisting with this.
ICPC (International Conf. of Police Chaplains) is great Police chaplain training.
Also, many hospitals offer CPE training for Medical chaplains.
Questions for other resources, please reach out to us.

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Director of Occupational Chaplains:  John D Putnam
Director Emeritus:  William Dillon

Administrative Asst.:

Brandi Hood -

Phone: (800) 755-8492

Mail to:

Occupational Chaplains Assoc.

PO Box 1532

Saltillo, MS 38866

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

36 Research Park Court, Weldon, Spring MO 63304