course EChap – Public Safety Chaplain

Public Safety Chaplain

Undergraduate Diploma

An on-line or on-campus certification and degree program for Chaplains working in the Public Safety arena.

Both paid and volunteer Chaplains will benefit from this course.

This self-paced diploma program provides extensive training and curriculum in the core areas that chaplains working in the fire, law enforcement or disaster response fields will face on a frequent basis and prepares them for the varied duties of their calling.

  • Fire Service
  • Law Enforcement
  • EMS – Rescue
  • Crises Response
  • Workplace Chaplains


  • Critical Incident Stress
  • Debriefing
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Spirituality & Trauma
  • Suicides
  • Worker Burnout
  • Recognizing – Responding to Domestic Violence/Child Abuse
  • Death/Injury Notifications
  • Mass Casualty Incidents
  • Helping the Helper
  • Disaster Relief
  • Chaplaincy and the Law
  • Sensitivity/Diversity

Degree & Certificate Requirements
Students meet with and are advised by their program advisor to plan and schedule classes. Many classes are sequential, have prerequisites, and/or may only be offered once a year. A schedule of course offerings can be obtained from program advisors. It is estimated that a full-time student can complete the Chaplain program in two to four quarters .Because not all courses are offered every quarter, completion times may vary depending on which quarter the student first enrolls.

Students may apply for an Associate of Chaplain Services degree or an Bachelor of Chaplain Services degree. Transfer degree or a certificate upon completion and verification of all requirements and standards. In order to earn a degree or certificate, students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average with no course grade below (2.0).


Program Outcomes: Graduates of our Chaplain Program will be able to demonstrate with 90 percent accuracy effective skills and techniques as well as the overall roll, authority, duties and responsibilities of a professional-skilled emergency chaplain.


This course is available on campus-on line
or at your business or school.

Diploma Program $695
Payment Options Are Available

Degree Program $3,495
Payment Options Are Available

Typical Tasks
Specific tasks typically required of a Chaplain include counseling and consulting, spiritual leadership and adviser. Responding to emergencies and aiding in death notices, disaster services and prison ministries. This field is wide open and new areas served by Chaplains are opening frequently.

Potential Positions
Chaplains are widely used in a variety of areas including law enforcement, corrections, fire and EMS, sheriff departments, workplace chaplain services, hospitals and numerous other industries and environments.

Employment Outlook
The large size of the occupation ensures plentiful job openings, including many opportunities for temporary and part-time work. Virtually all job openings will stem from permanent position openings while some may stem from those who go to different occupations or leave the labor force. Within one year after graduation, the estimated employment rate for this program is 99%. The typical graduate starting wage is $38,000 with a wage potential of $82,000.