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Chaplaincy Ordination
Living Free Institute in conjunction with ACADC offers the credentials necessary to become a professionally recognized chaplain.

Living Free Institute in conjunction with Association of Christian Alcohol & Drug Counselors has made available Chaplain Ordination training for anyone who is called to serve in this capacity.

This chaplaincy can take place in a variety of settings in which the need for ministry is growing. The times in which we live call for Chaplains who are deeply conversant with biblical truth, motivated by God’s love and a strong desire to impart God’s life principles, promises, hope and new life to an ever increasing population in need.

The Association of Christian Alcohol & Drug Counselors has made available Chaplain Ordination training for anyone who is called to minister to prisoners or anyone in need of biblical counseling & recovery. This chaplaincy can take place in a variety of settings in which the need for ministry is growing.

The candidate must meet the educational and experiential requirements established by the Association of Christian Alcohol & Drug Counselors Board of Chaplaincy.The grantee will be equipped to serve as Chaplain in the following ministry capacities: Recovery, Prison, Hospital, Hospice, Law Enforcement, Fire and First Responders for Disaster Relief. Clearance from the specific organization you choose to serve within may be required.

Licensed Chaplain 

  • Application/CSAC 1 test completed and passed. Fee $790. (if you already hold a current CSAC1, fee is $395).
  • Read book, The Work of the Chaplain by, Naomi K. Paget & Janet McCormick. Upon completion of the book you will need to pass the ACADC chaplaincy exam.
  • A Letter from your pastor in reference to your character of good standing.
  • A letter from the head of current ministry/charity you have been connectedly involved in for a minimum of two years.
  • Completion and proof of 40 hours internship as a chaplain in training. This can be done through the current ministry/charity you are involved in or any other operation that is in need of chaplain services, i.e. convalescing homes, hospitals.
  • Agree to and sign the ACADC Code of Ethics statement.

Licensed Clinical Chaplain

Application/CSAC 1 test completed and passed. Fee $790. (if you already have a current CDAAC or CSAC1, fee is $395).

  • Must have completed the CDAAC 315 hour academic requirement including 45 hours of supervised practicum or hold another professional health care license or certification.
  • Read book, The Work of the Chaplain by, Naomi K. Paget & Janet McCormick. Upon completion of the book you will need to pass the ACADC chaplaincy exam.
  • A Letter from your pastor in reference to your character of good standing.
  • A letter from the head of current ministry/charity you have been connectedly involved in for a minimum of two years.
  • Completion and proof of 40 hours internship as a chaplain in training. This can be done through the current ministry/charity you are involved in or any other operation that is in need of chaplain services, i.e. convalescing homes, hospitals.
  • License Chaplain – Tuition: $790.00 unless you already have a current CSACI then tuition would only be $395 ( Badges are not included with prices listed, if you would like a Chaplains Badge there is an additional fee of $250.00).
  • License Clinical Chaplain – Tuition: $395 if you already have a current ACADC CDAAC credential. (Badges are not included with prices listed, if you would like a Chaplains Badge there is an additional fee of $250.00).

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