It gives us great pleasure to announce that the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains (ACCC) has reached a collaboration agreement with the Spiritual Care Association (SCA). We believe this collaboration will make both of our organizations stronger and more robust. This initiative will also extend great new benefits to our current and future ACCC members. Effective August 1, 2017, ACCC members can opt to receive the following SCA member benefits for an annual cost of $50 (payable to ACCC):
A. Do I have to participate in the ACCC-SCA Collaboration?
No. Participation is completely optional. If you choose to participate, submit your payment of $50 using the link at the bottom of this page. This is an annual payment. In order to continue to enjoy these benefits, you will need to continue making this annual payment. The payments will be made to ACCC.
B. To receive the SCA BCC, do I need to apply to SCA?
No. Once you have opted in, ACCC will communicate with SCA and you will automatically receive the SCA BCC designation (by virtue of your board certification with ACCC). You will receive a formal letter informing you that you have received this new credential. SCA will, not maintain any records or files for you. Your BCC will continue to be maintained and managed by ACCC. N.B.: This only applies to those with BCC. BCAC and BCPC are not eligible for this offer.
C. Can I take advantage of the same SCA member benefits that are advertised on their website?
Yes. If you opt-in, you will be eligible to receive the same SCA Individual/Professional member benefits as listed on their website.
D. Do I have to pay any additional maintenance fees to SCA or any other fees?
No. Besides the $50 annual fee paid to ACCC, you will not have to pay any other fees.
E. If I already applied and paid SCA directly to receive their BCC, do I get a refund?
If you applied for SCA’s board certification (via their “path 1”) before August 1st, 2017, the application fee you paid is non-refundable, based on their refund policy.
F. Do I have to take the SCA’s Standardized Patient Exam or the Standardized Clinical Knowledge Test?
No. At the moment, this is not a requirement; however, this may be changed in the future.
G. How do I sign up?
1. Complete this form (a separate window will open). You will receive an e-mail response from the ACCC Chaplain Administrator. Be advised that response may take up to 48 hours.
2. Use the link below to submit the $50.00 fee (no application will be processed without this fee).