About Us

The American Chaplains Association is a national organization of multi-faceted chaplains offering membership, Chaplin Certification Program, events, and educational programs. We are a non-profit organization which meets both in-person and online monthly. ACA’s national convention is held annually in Atlanta, Ga.

We are not a Chaplains placement service and we do not guarantee employment as a chaplain upon completion of certification or through membership. We do however continue to contact organizations that need chaplains or if we are contacted.

We routinely send letters to businesses about corporate and market place chaplaincy and to hospices, long term care facilities, jails, prisons, and the military concerning working with families of deployed servicemen and servicewomen.

Organizations and individuals have also connected with our website when natural disasters or tragedies occur and Chaplains are needed.

Under sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the American Chaplains Association is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization, and a public charity. This organization undergoes an annual financial audit by a Certified Public Accountant.

Members of the American Chaplains Association include:

  • Jail Chaplains
  • Prison Chaplains
  • Military Chaplains (active-duty, inactive and voluntary)
  • Hospital Chaplains
  • Hospice Chaplains
  • Long-Term Health Care Chaplains
  • Corporate Chaplains
  • Marketplace Chaplains
  • Critical Incident Chaplains
  • Chaplains to Chaplains

ACA provides a Chaplaincy Certification Program, educational opportunities, annual events and conference, membership, and an ongoing community of fellow chaplains.