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Chaplains: Take New Knowledge Test

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Chaplains: Take New Knowledge Test

HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN) is offering all Board Certified Chaplains the opportunity to take ─ through its affiliate the Spiritual Care Association ─ the online test of knowledge and understanding of evidence-based chaplaincy scope of practice, and receive the test prep materials ─ at a significantly reduced cost.

The regular full cost for the test prep materials and the online test is $570.

HCCN will pay three-quarters of the cost. Your price for a limited time: $150.

This offer expires September 15, 2016.

When you pass the test, you will receive a certificate that attests that you have demonstrated knowledge in chaplaincy, based on the latest evidence and an objective assessment. This helps standardize and modernize the profession.

To take advantage of this limited-time offer:
  • You do NOT have to be a SCA member.
  • You do NOT have to give up your Board Certification from another chaplaincy certifying organization.
     
Why is HCCN making this offer?
 
We believe it elevates and adds credibility to professional chaplaincy, contributes to improvement in the delivery of spiritual care, and demonstrates value by: 
  • Providing an objective assessment of a chaplain's knowledge of the first evidence-based chaplaincy scope of practice developed by a multidisciplinary, international panel of experts.
  • Evolving chaplaincy similar to how other health care professions regularly adjust their standards based on emerging research, the growing complexity of health care, and other factors.
     
The Test - What and Why?
  • This type of test is standard practice in medicine, nursing, and other health care disciplines-putting chaplaincy on par with colleagues.
  • It is being developed using subject matter experts and the most rigorous standards, and will be able to be scored objectively. 
  • The knowledge to be tested will be made public, thus allowing chaplains to fully prepare without any uncertainty about the content to be tested. For example, modules in the test include health care ethics, basics of world religious/spiritual systems, and spiritual assessment models.
  • An individual chaplain's test results are confidential.
     
The Spiritual Care Association

For those not familiar with the Spiritual Care Association (SCA): It is a professional, multidisciplinary membership organization that has created the first comprehensive evidence-based model to define, deliver, train, and test for the provision of high-quality spiritual care. SCA has invited all chaplaincy associations and certifying bodies to aid the field through collaboration and application of the model's components for their own members.

The test and prep materials will be available this September. You can take the test any time after it becomes available.

Sign up here before September 15th to take advantage of this offer.
Peace & Blessings!

Rev. Eric J. Hall
President & CEO
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network and
Spiritual Care Associati
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  • Guest
    Betty Tuesday, 09 August 2016

    With 23 yrs of healthcare chaplaincy, 4 units of CPE,, Spiritual Direction , CSI PalliatI've Care Chaplaincy Specialty training would I qualify for this offer?

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    Jim Siegel on behalf of HealthCare Chaplaincy Network Wednesday, 17 August 2016

    Betty -- the sole requirement to take the test is to be a Board Certified Chaplain. Thanks for your interest and inquiry.

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