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Membership

Membership and Certification Applications & Procedures


Membership in AAPC is open to all who support AAPC's mission to bring healing, hope, and wholeness to individuals, families, and communities. The primary benefit of membership is to be a formal participant in the dialogue on the integration of spirituality and one's professional practice.
 

Member Standards and Application  A member supports AAPC's mission to bring healing, hope, and wholeness to individuals, families, and communities.

Student Member Standards and Application for students enrolled in an AAPC approved training program, a seminary or an academic program - undergraduate or graduate.
 
Pastoral Care Specialist Standards and Application   Pastoral Care Specialist (PCS) is a category of membership for those who have completed AAPC Approved Training and Supervision for pastoral care in congregations and institutions. The Pastoral Care Specialist category is designed for pastors, students and lay pastoral care givers.

Training Programs for Pastoral Care Specialist

International Affiliate  This general category is intended to include International persons who are educators, ministers, pastoral counselors or who practice pastoral counseling as defined by the Association.

 

Please follow this link to Certifications - please see Note below-

*NOTE:  Due to significant decrease in requests for certification and liability issues AAPC will discontinue the Certification process on June 30, 2016.  For new candidates, one must submit an application by August 31, 2015 and complete all requirements for Certification by June 30, 2016.  Going forward, all certified members will maintain one's level of certification that was achieved by or before June 30, 2016.

Application Process and Procedures

Applications: Please print applications from this web page or ordered by contacting the Association Office.

Submission of Applications: Completed applications, including all required supporting documentation and processing fee, are to be sent to the Association office.

Processing and Review: All applications will be processed by the Association office. Applications for those categories requiring a committee consultation will then be forwarded to the appropriate Certification Committee Chair. The Chair will notify the applicant regarding documents to be submitted, and time and place of the consultation.

AAPC Application Fees

AAPC Annual Dues

Professional Liability Insurance

AAPC.CAPPE Application


Thank you for your interest in AAPC membership we look forward to working with you.

 

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