Ordained Minister Certification
Step One – Must be endorsed by a local church to submit a Membership Request Form.
Step Two – Three letters of recommendation (to be submitted with Membership Request Form).
Step Three – Pastoral letter of recommendation (to be submitted with Membership Request Form).
Step Four – Complete and submit Background Check Consent Form, available online. (FRCA is also required to run a background check).
Step Five – Must have completed all educational requirements.
Step Six – Must have complied with quarterly and yearly report.
Step Seven – Most be recommended by an approved F.R.C.A. mentor.
Step Eight – Must have successfully passed Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Blended Learning.
Step Nine – Must have successfully passed F.R.C.A. C.E.T. (Certification Evaluation Test).
- All candidates for ordination must be approved by the Board of Ordained Ministers, under the recommendation of a mentor, and must have served in good standing for a period of a least a year prior to applying for the Ordained Minister status, and must have served as a member of the F.R.C.A. for at least one year as well.
- All chaplains must complete all training and meet examination requirements before ordination.
- All ordained ministers seeking ordination renewal must meet the criteria, and be approved by the Board of Directors.
In order to remain in good standing, members and ordained ministers must meet and abide by the all the requirements (as specified below):
- Continual education of 5 hrs. annually is a requirement
- Quarterly and yearly reports are required
- Must pass the yearly background check
- Must have a pastor recommendation letter (from an affiliated church).
- Must have been active in ministry (it is not our intention to seek nor approve an ordained chaplain that is not active in ministry).
- All membership requirements must be met for those seeking endorsement with the F.R.C.A.
- All membership and ordained minister requirements must be met for those seeking ordination certificate with the F.R.C.A.
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