Disaster Relief Chaplaincy Certification Requirements

Register online at www.fbchapnet.org/formspg.html to become a DR Chaplain

Complete Disaster Relief Orientation at a DR Regional Training

Complete the following courses:

Basic DR Chaplaincy Training

CISM, Stress First Aid (SFA)

Basic courses can be taken in person or online at www.fbchapnet.org.

Six months experience (For lay persons only) - 10 hours per week

Two letters of recommendation

For Pastors: Letter from Director of Missions and an additional reference
For Lay Persons:  Letter from Pastor and from person documenting your six months experience.

Background Check—Chaplains, please use this link.

https://www.ministryopportunities.org/Details.aspx?oid=29015

Information Regarding Six Months Experience

Since disasters are not an everyday occurrence, it may be difficult for you to receive six months experience as a Disaster Relief Chaplain.  First of all, we do recommend you serving as a Chaplain in another area to get you started.  This may not be possible in your situation.  If not, you can get experience by responding to a disaster.  You will be teamed with a Chaplain.  A disaster relief response can be very intense.  During one callout, you could receive 8-10 weeks of experience.