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Basic Requirements: Current membership in good standing with the Department of Veterans Affairs National Black Chaplains Association. This includes payment of annual dues ($50.00 per year) for the current year which begins each October at the annual conference.

CPE Requirement: Two basic units of CPE, or equivalent. Persons entering the DVA prior to April 1998 may be considered under the grandfather system. The Certification Committee will determine qualifications and applicability.

Interviews: Examining Board will interview candidate(s) at specified time, or at annual session.

Interview Theme: General principles of pastoral care will be the highlight of the discussion. Candidate(s) will be notified if any requested information is missing, incomplete or insufficient prior to scheduling interview.

NOTE: The certification fee of $25.00 must accompany the completed application.

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