Hospice Chaplain:  This training is the one for which we receive the most daily requests.  As the Baby-Boomer
generation ages, there is an ever-increasing demand for Hospice Services.  And, along with the growth of Hospice
facilities comes a never before seen need to educate well-trained chaplains.  Saint James College's
Chaplain Training Institute
is the pioneer in offering online training for Certified Professional Chaplains.   

  • Today, most Hospices programs
require that their Chaplains also
be ordained
as ministers, priests, or
rabbis.  Our sister seminary, The
Center for Ministerial Studies, has
recently dove-tailed its curriculum with
the curriculum here at the American
Chaplain Training Institute. This
provides our online chaplain students
with the unique opportunity for lessons completed in one major to be          completely accepted in a second
academic major. Thus, online Ordination  students' seminary studies may be completely accepted in a second
academic major...online Professional Chaplain

Ordination students may also obtain full credit toward a parallel online Certified  Chaplain major, and vice versa, for
a very low additional administrative fee.  

  • Those wishing to obtain nationally-respected quality affordable college-level job retraining to improve their
    job prospects may well benefit from our world-class online chaplain training program.  

There are other chaplain training programs available in the U.S.  However, to our knowledge, they are not offered by
government-chartered seminary/college programs, as we are. Nor are they available online. Besides Saint James
College Seminary's
Chaplain Training Institute, there is another institution worth noting.   It is the very highly-
regarded ACPE  - American Chaplain Professional Education organization.  

Among the chief differences between our program and their excellent offering is that we provide the world's first
online college / seminary-based Chaplain training curriculum.  ACPE requires students be able to travel
(often to a distant community) to be physically
present in a classroom.

  • PLUS, we offer 0% Tuition Financing!!  The American Chaplain Training Institute also offers interest-free
    tuition financing for its Fast-Track online studies.  This is possible because we are a division of the not-for-
    profit Saint James College Seminary, which historically offers interest-free tuition financing coupled with low
    rates. Our trustees' mission is to offer the lowest-possible tuition rate in America.  Coupling these features,
    you will find us to be among the most-affordable college-level programs anywhere.  This is a very big plus in
    these difficult financial times.