The Association of Muslim Chaplains does not endorse chaplains, a certification that is required by some institutions hiring chaplains (i.e. corrections facilities and the United States military). The following organizations endorse qualified Muslim chaplains and maintain their own application process and endorsement standards. Additionally, those seeking to become hospital chaplains may require board certification which is available through the Association for Professional Chaplains. Health care chaplains are often required to obtain board certification through the Association of Professional Chaplain’s affiliate organization the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc. Watch this video to learn more about this process. If you would like to speak with a BCCI certified chaplain, please contact Communications@AssociationOfMuslimChaplains.org to connect with an AMC member.”
Muslim American Chaplains Association (MACA)
(This is the only accepted endorsement agency for Muslim corrections chaplains in California)
Endorsement requirements vary between endorsers as do the institutional endorsement requirements. For example, the U.S. Army Chaplains Corps requires that an endorsing agency confirm that all candidates are:
The U.S. Army currently accepts endorsements from ISNA and the American Muslim Armed Forces & Veteran Affairs Council, both of which have additional requirements pertaining to Islamic knowledge and practice. Endorsement agencies typically charge annual fees, conduct extensive interviews, collect reference letters, and have renewal requirements such as evidence of professional development training which the annual AMC Shura workshops are recognized as fulfilling.