A professional chaplain has training, adheres to a code of ethics, and is accountable to the institution in which she or he serves. The Association of Muslim Chaplains recommends a combination of graduate level religious studies, traditional Islamic sciences education, and at least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. Familiarity with American culture and counseling skills are also important.

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)

American Islamic College
(This program is currently only on the track to accreditation, insha’Allah they will be there soon)

Claremont Lincoln’s Bayan Institute

Hartford Seminary’s Islamic Chaplaincy Program