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Palliative Care and Hospice Advanced Certification Written (Track 1) Application Assessment Process

  1. Applicant submits all materials to the BCCI office, which reviews them for completeness.
  2. Applicant submits application fee for advanced certification along with the materials. 
  3. Due to the advanced chaplaincy practice, the BCC-PCHAC Certification Committee reviews the application for completeness and integration of content.
    1. If the application is incomplete upon this review, materials and fees will be returned to the applicant with notation of the missing components.
    2. If the application is complete upon this review, the applicant is contacted to set up a certification interview, by phone, with a minimum of three BCC-PCHACs.
  4. The certification interview is held by web conferencing and will last approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours. 
  5. ALL competencies must be met in order to attain the BCC-PCHAC credentials. If certification is not granted, the applicant may choose to submit a new application after six months at a discounted rate and meet via Zoom for an interview.  Applicant is encouraged to incorporate the recommendations from the committee into their practice before reapplying.
  6. Upon the completion of the interview, the certification committee will deliberate its recommendation and notify the applicant of its recommendation in approximately 30 minutes.  The BCCI office will also notify the applicant in writing upon final approval. 
  7. The certification committee’s recommendation will be sent to the BCCI Commission on Certification for ratification, which will be submitted for approval at the next Board of Directors meeting.