Chaplains Training


Chaplains Basic Certification Training Conference

Law Enforcement Chaplain Basic Certification Training Conference
 
The Georgia Sheriffs’ Association (GSA) Chaplains’ Division was created to promote the availability of chaplains to meet the spiritual and emotional needs of the sheriffs’ employees, their families and members of the community. This 40-hour course provides the chaplain with basic knowledge about law enforcement chaplaincy and is a requirement for chaplains who are pursuing a Law Enforcement Chaplain Basic Certification.
The next annual conference is:
Date: March 6 – 11, 2016
Location: Glynn County
RegistrationClick here to register
Do NOT submit any certification application prior to attending the Basic Certification Class.
 
Georgia Sheriffs’ Law Enforcement Chaplain Basic Certification
An ordained or licensed member of the clergy engaged in the active ministry as a principal vocation for a minimum of two years or bi-vocational for four years can obtain a Georgia Sheriffs’ Law Enforcement Chaplain Basic Certification through the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association. Additional professional development opportunities are available and encouraged.

Basic certification includes, but is not limited to:

  • Authorization by the sheriff of your county or agency head
  • Ordained or licensed member of the clergy
  • Endorsement by your religious denomination
  • Successful completion of 40 classroom hours of Chaplain’s Basic Certification Training
  • Successful completion of an 8-hour CPR/First Aid course
  • Completion of the GSA Application Packet for Georgia Sheriffs’ Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Certification, approved by the sheriff and agency head
  •  Completion of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Law Enforcement Chaplain Basic Certification application form in the Law Enforcement Chaplain Professional Development Guide, 2012
  • Membership dues of $50 for the first year; $30 each ensuing year

Chaplains Advanced Training Seminar

This seminar offers training for chaplains who have completed the Law Enforcement Chaplain Basic Certification Training Course and desire to continue development professionally through specialized education.
Seminar Topics
Training topics vary annually, preparing chaplains to meet the continuing challenges of ministering to the men and women in law enforcement who face situations that the average citizen cannot comprehend.
The next annual conference is:
Date: Three tracks for advanced training will be offered during the week of March 7 – 11.  See the registration information for dates and times.
Location: Glynn County
Registration: Click here to register
 
Professional Development and Certification
 
Professional development opportunities for sheriffs’ chaplains include three levels which are based on membership in the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association Chaplains’ Division, training requirements, years of experience as a law enforcement chaplain, and other requirements. These three levels include:
·       Georgia Sheriffs’ Law Enforcement Chaplain Basic Certification
·       Georgia Sheriffs’ Law Enforcement Chaplain Senior Certification
·       Georgia Sheriffs’ Law Enforcement Chaplain Master Certification
Senior and Master Certification may be pursued upon completion of the Basic Certification. Attending classes during the Chaplains Advanced Training Seminar is a requirement.
See Chaplain Certification for more information.