Institutional Chaplaincy
Orthodox Church in America
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OCA Link
Link with OCA Website

Please click here to be linked to the Office of Institutional Chaplains on our OCA Website, www.oca.org .

Credentialing Body Links
COMISS Network
Click here to connect to the Commission on Ministry in Specialized Settings or the COMISS Network. The OCA joined COMISS in 2005 as a Religious Endorsing Body Representative.
Credentialing Body Links
International Congress for Pastoral Care and Counseling
Click here to go to the ICPCC website. The International Congress for Pastoral Care and Counseling was formed in 1979 in Edinburgh, Scotland. this is an international round table for pastoral care and counseling organizations. This body meets every four years, with the next congress being planned for 2011.
Credentialing Body Links
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
Click here to go to ACPE Website. ACPE was founded in 1967 bringing together the Council for Clinical Training, the Institute for Pastoral Care, and several faith based bodies. This organization trains and credentials CPE Supervisors, and accredits training centers. Those who want to join ACPE as a Clinical Member may do so after completing four units of CPE. This is not a certification category, however.


Credentialing Body Links
College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy
Click here to go to the CPSP website. The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy began in 1990 and has in its covenant the focus on recovery of soul.


Credentialing Body Links
Association of Professional Chaplains
Click here to go to the APC website.  The Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) is a credentialing body for chaplains. This organization brought together the former College of Chaplains and Mental Health Clergy in 1998. A good number of our Orthodox chaplains are board certified by the APC. 
International Conference of Police Chaplains

The International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC) offers training and support to those serving as police chaplains.  Click here to go to their website.  This organization began in 1973, and besides offering training, holds international police chaplain gatherings.