Apply to Become a Humanist Chaplain

The Humanist Society offers different endorsement options. Read through our various levels and apply today!

Associate Chaplain

$ 40 00 Application Fee
  • Completed (or currently enrolled in) MDiv or equivalent education from accredited institution
  • Demonstrated experience providing emotional and spiritual support for crisis, grief, and/or trauma
  • Strong understanding of humanism and commitment to humanist values
  • Ability to work in interfaith settings
  • Understanding of Associate Chaplain role
  • Plan for using endorsement
  • Continual Membership with the American Humanist Association
  • $40 Application Fee
  • $100 Annual Professional Fee (after approval)

Chaplain

$ 40 00 Application Fee
  • MDiv or equivalent degree from accredited institution
  • At least 800 hours (2 units) of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), supervised ministry, internships, or direct work experience in chaplaincy
  • Demonstrated experience providing emotional and spiritual support for crisis, grief, and/or trauma
  • Strong understanding of humanism and commitment to humanist values
  • Ability to work in interfaith settings
  • Understanding of Chaplain role
  • Plan for using endorsement
  • Continual Membership with the American Humanist Association
  • $40 Application Fee
  • $100 Annual Professional Fee (after approval)

The Process:

Complete Application

Submit your application online.
Step 01

Request References

During the application you will be asked to send a form to 3 references.
Step 02

Pay Fees

Pay your Application Fee
Join or Verify your AHA Membership.
Step 03

Interview

Staff will reach out to schedule a phone interview.
Step 04

Board Review

The Board of Directors will review your packet and vote
Step 05

Pay Professional Fee

Once approved by the Board, your professional fee will be due.
Step 06