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Other 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.
APC® has not reviewed the content of these educational events. Inclusion in this list does not imply APC endorsement or recommendation. However, these educational opportuntities may count as continuing education (CE) credit. See APC's continuing education guidelines for details.

For Association of Professional Chaplains® events, see the  APC Event Calendar

Date: September 18 - November 12, 2018

Title: Cultivating Compassionate Presence

Location: 8 week on-line learning 

Sponsor: Spiritual Care Program US

8-week online training for professionals working in healthcare, social and human services, education and trained volunteers.  What patients and clients most need is to feel truly heard and cared for by those who care for them. Participants learn to apply and integrate contemplative tools that foster a greater sense of self-awareness and well-being, practical resources for preventing burnout and enhancing their professional skills and competencies. Learn how to integrate the practices of mindfulness, meditation, compassion and other contemplative tools to foster a greater sense of awareness, well-being, prevent burnout and enhance professional skills and competencies. Visit:

Date: September 18 - November 12, 2018

Title: Cultivating Mindfulness and Awareness in End-of-Life Care

Location: 8 week on-line learning 

Sponsor: Spiritual Care Program US

8-week online training for professionals working in healthcare, social and human services, education and trained volunteers.  Offering time-tested, practical contemplative methods that are accessible for contemporary health care. Participants will learn and experience mindfulness and meditation techniques, along with their practical application in self-care, therapeutic relationships, communication and working in care teams. Through these methods, we develop inner resources that support self-care and capacity for being present with another. In this atmosphere of acceptance and genuine compassion, patients and families can reconnect with their own sources of strength, meaning and hope.  Visit:

Date: October 20 - January 27, 2019

Title: Authentic Presence Immersion – Retreat and Integration Training in Contemplative End-of-Life Care

Location: Retreat, October 20 - 28, 2018 - Light on the Hill, Ithaca, NY 
                 Webinars (6) November 4, 2018 - January 27, 2019 

Sponsor: Spiritual Care Program US

Authentic Presence Immersion offers skills in the art of being authentically and compassionately present for seriously ill and dying patients.  More than an academic training, the retreat and guided integration period offers the opportunity to immerse in the principles and practices of contemplative care, connect with sources of joy, purpose, well-being, and wholeness, while expanding professional skills and knowledge in serving the dying.  The retreat is experiential, using a variety of learning modalities, including individual, group and interactive work, and lectures. The integration period focuses on integration and personal mentoring by an international faculty of healthcare professionals and educators. 

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: APC Professional Education Webinar Recordings

Location: Webinar Recordings

Sponsor: Association of Professional Chaplains 

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 Chaplains

The Association of Professional Chaplains is proud to provide a free viewing of the video of this plenary session, which was presented at the 2010 APC 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: Ongoing

Title of Event: Grieving in the NICU - Supporting Families and the Health Team When a Baby Dies

Sponsor: DIA Learning

Designed to help busy professionals play an integral part in the lives of families, and cope with their own grief when faced with the death of a baby in the Neonatal Unit, the 3 hour course can be conveniently accessed as many times as needed to complete the course from any location with Internet access. The 5 chapter course combines state of the art multi-media elements of video streaming, written text and self administered quizzes. The course was developed in collaboration with St Louis Childrens Hospital, Washington University St Louis and SHARE. Session price is $30. 

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: 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: 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: 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.