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Continuing Education Opportunities

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  • Individual educational events are listed below by date.
  • Serial & Ongoing continuing education opportunities are listed at the bottom of the page.
APCTM has not reviewed the content of these educational events. Inclusion in this list does not imply APCTM endorsement or recommendation. However, these educational opportuntities may count as continuing education (CE) credit. See APC'sTM continuing education guidelines for details.

For Association of Professional ChaplainsTM events, see the  APC Event Calendar

Date: September 20, 2016 - November 7, 2016

Title of Event: Cultivating Compassionate Presence

Location: 7 week on-line learning

Sponsor: Rigpa's Spiritual Care Program

7-week online training for professionals working in healthcare, social and human services, education and trained volunteers.  In this seven week online course, participants learn how to integrate the practices of mindfulness, meditation and compassion and other contemplative tools to foster a greater sense of awareness and wellbeing, prevent burnout and enhance professional skills and competiencies.  To apply or for more information visit

Date: October 6, 2016

Title of Event: 2016 Chaplain Symposium

Location: Online and Schaumburg, IL

Sponsor: Association of Professional ChaplainsTM

The one-day symposium will be streamed live to participating audiences nationwiide. It will also be presented to a small audience in Schaumburg, IL. For information, visit

Date: November 2-4, 2016

Title of Event: NHPCO 17th Clinical Team Conference

Location: Diplomat Resort and Spa Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

Sponsor: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Education programs and pre-conference seminars begin October 31 and the main conference begins November 2. For information, visit

Date: November 11 - November 12, 2016

Title of Event: DTC Conference: Sustaining Global Change: Healing and Liberation

Location: Christian Theological Seminary

Sponsor: The Desmond Tutu Center

The DTC Conference, Sustaining Global Change: Liberation and Healing is a two-day conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, designed to encourage the formation of conscientious, responsible and courageous citizenship. The conference will present a fresh and relevant perspective that allows you to understand how you can be a thought-leader and agent of change by understanding the social, political and religious determinants that are present in our communities. Featuring global and local luminary speakers and scholars, Sustaining Global Change: Healing and Liberation is truly an enriching experience wherever you are on your life journey.  For more information, please visit

Date: March 7, 2017

Title: Masters Degree in Jewish Education

Location: 1-year online, with 6 Weeks in Jerusalem

Sponsor: Hebrew University's Melton Centre for Jewish Education

Deepen your understanding of biblical texts and how to better engage others when teaching religion. The M.A. Jewish Education program offered at the Melton Center of Jewish Education in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has been designed for educators in both formal and informal frameworks who are interested in Jewish Education and its dialogue with the Social Sciences, Educational Philosophy, and Jewish and Israel Education. This is a 1 year program, where two semesters are taught online via distance learning and a 6 week summer semester in Jerusalem. The program is affordable and taught all in English.

Date: June 22-25, 2017

Title: 2017 APCTM Annual Conference

Location: Houston, TX

Sponsor: Association of Professional ChaplainsTM

Further details will be announced on the APCTM website,

Serial & Ongoing Continuing Education Opportunities

Date: Ongoing

Title of Event: ACPE Academy for Continuing Education Webinars

Location: Online

Sponsor: Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

Live and pre-recorded webinars are available.

For information, visit

Date: Ongoing 

Title of Event: APCTM Professional Chaplaincy Webinar Recordings

Location: Webinar Recordings

Sponsor: Association of Professional ChaplainsTM 

Webinar recordings include handouts of presentation slides and materials, plus an MP3 audio recording of the 90-minute presentation 

For a complete listing of all available Webinar recordings and to purchase, visit the APC Store

Date: Ongoing

Title of Event: The Case for Standards of Practice: Do Professional Chaplains Practice What They Preach?

Location: Online

Sponsor: Association of Professional ChaplainsTM

The Association of Professional ChaplainsTM is proud to provide a free viewing of the video of this plenary session, which was presented at the 2010 APCTM Annual Conference by Rev. George Handzo BCC and Rev. Paul Derrickson BCC. It describes the importance of standards of practice in chaplaincy as a crucial step in the development of the profession. In addition, it provides background information on the process of drafting the standards of practice for professional chaplains in acute care and discusses the significance of these standards. The discussion also includes audience questions and feedback, as well as an overview of how APC is working toward SOPs in other chaplain specialties.

Date: Ongoing

Title of Event: Creating Caring Communities through Bikkur Holim

Location: Online - free course

Sponsor: The Center for Pastoral Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary

This free self-paced online course is suitable for individuals and groups. It offers the opportunity to engage with carefully selected resources and texts from both the Jewish tradition and contemporary approaches to caring for individuals and communities in need. Featuring case scenarios and role play exercises, this program also offers opportunities to build critical listening skills and participate in guided reflection. Participants will gain knowledge of Jewish language, tradition and values related to bikkur holim, including its spiritual, psychological and communal basis. Acquire competence in providing bikkur holim and confidence to serve as leaders of effective and sustainable congregation-based bikkur holim committees. The course was developed through the support of The Covenant Foundation. To access the course, visit

Date: Ongoing

Title of Event: Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute complimentary webinars

Sponsor: Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute

Each month, CTRI offers a complimentary webinar on a topic relating to crisis and trauma. The monthly webinar may be accessed at the following link:

Date: Various

Title: Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence Live! Webinars

Sponsor: American Hospital Association

HPOE Live! Webinars offers education on topics of interest to hospital professionals. Some may be of interest to chaplains. All are free of charge but require advanced registration. They are always 60 minutes in duration unless otherwise noted. This page is updated as more webinars are confirmed.


Date: Ongoing 

Title of Event: Internet-based Education on End-of-life Issues for Mental Health Providers

Sponsor: American Psychological Association Office on AIDS 

An Internet-based, interactive, continuing education program on end-of-life issues for mental health providers. This program offers 10 two-hour modules. Topics included are: Overview of Death and Dying in America, Assessment & Treatment of Psychological Distress Near End of Life, Diagnosis and Treatment of Pain, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cognitive Changes, Grief and Bereavement, Spirituality Issues, Understanding and Supporting Family Caregivers, Interdisciplinary Teamwork, Law and Ethics associated with End-of-Life Care, and Advance Directives and Other End of Life Decisions. 

Date: Ongoing

Title of Event: Multilingual Core Curriculum in Psycho-Oncology Online lectures

IPOS presents this online lecture series of 10 free webcasts, funded by the European School of Oncology (ESO). Topics range from "Loss, Grief and Bereavement" to "Distress Management in Cancer."

Please click on the link below to view the webcasts.

Date: Various

Title of Event: NACC webinars and audioconferences

Location: Online

Sponsor: National Association of Catholic Chaplains

To view a list of upcoming webinars and audioconferences, or to register, visit

For questions, please contact Andris Kursietis (

Date: Ongoing

Title of Event: Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty Certificate Course

Location: Online

Sponsor: HealthCare Chaplaincy and The California State University Institute for Palliative Care

HealthCare Chaplaincy and The California State University Institute for Palliative Care are offering an online course to support chaplains and other spiritual care providers with the delivery of palliative care to patients and their families in hospitals, hospices, long-term care facilities and elsewhere.
The nine-week curriculum is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge and practice built on the applicable areas of the National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care and the National Quality Forum’s National Framework and Preferred Practices for Palliative and Hospice Care Quality.

The course runs for nine weeks and is offered at various times throughout the year. The curriculum is based on interactive, text-based modules that are faculty-led and collaborative. All who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. For information, visit

Date: Ongoing

Title of Event: Spiritual Care Champions series, Ethics Champions series

Location: Online

Sponsor: National Association of Catholic Chaplains & Catholic Health East

For a schedule of the latest Spiritual Care Champions teleseminar series, Ethics Champions teleseminar  series and to purchase a yearly subscription, visit

Date: Ongoing

Title of Event: "Spotlight on the IOM Report: Dying in America: What is the hospice and palliative care community's role in prioritization and implementation?"

Location: online

Sponsor: National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care

Complimentary 90-minute recording of 12/11/14 webinar presentation.