SCA Chaplaincy Accreditation Criteria

Our accredited chaplains are required to satisfy certain minimum criteria.


  • Attendance at one of our Orientation sessions
  • Satisfactory completion of our Sports Chaplaincy Training
  • A clear sense of calling to serve as a sports chaplain
  • Evidence of effective ministry with your local church
  • Endorsement by your local church regarding your suitability as a community chaplain
  • Regular pastoral accountability and church attendance
  • An appreciation of the pastoral care needs of the sporting community and a capacity to respond to those needs
  • Agreement to comply with our Code of Conduct and Guiding Principles
  • Ability to provide a current Working with Children’s Check (or your state’s equivalent credential)
  • Endorsement by an SCA staff member or senior chaplain following a detailed interview

If you are unsure about any of the requirements, please contact our Accreditation Team.

Once your completed application and all supporting documents have been received by our office, we will assess your information, contact your referees, and have your local SCA coordinator contact you for an interview. You’ll be notified of your suitability and, if successful, awarded your accreditation.

Steps to becoming an Accredited Chaplain

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