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Chaplain Candidate Program (CCP)

Chaplaincy at Liberty University

The Liberty University Center for Chaplaincy is the largest educator of our nation’s military chaplains. Through a multi-faceted approach to chaplaincy education, students learn how to effectively minister in our nation’s armed forces as well as in other chaplaincy settings.

Chaplain Candidate Program (CCP)

The Chaplain Candidate Program (CCP) is designed to train candidates to become active duty, reserve, and National Guard military Chaplains. The CCP program gives seminary students supervised on-the-job training to evaluate each candidate as a prospective Chaplain. Chaplain candidates in the Air Force, Army, and Navy go through branch-specific officer training, as well as attend Chaplain School during summers while in the program. To apply to the CCP program, seminary students are advised to contact a Chaplain recruiter in their specific area of the country, as well as be in constant contact with their Ecclesiastic Endorser.

Here is a list of requirements that your recruiter will be looking for from you:

  • Endorsement: Each applicant must be endorsed through a recognized faith group.
  • Education: Each applicant needs to have a baccalaureate degree of no less than 120 semester hours from an accredited college or university. Applicants must also be a full-time matriculated graduate student at an accredited seminary or theological school. A qualifying graduate degree program shall require no fewer than 72 semester hours in the field of theological or related studies.
  • Citizenship: Each applicant must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Age: This category depends on the specific branch in which you desire to serve, ranging from 21 to 39 years of age.
  • Health: Those seeking to apply into this program will need to be in good physical health.

For specific Chaplain Candidate information on each branch, please use the links below:

Looking for an Endorser?

Seminary students looking for endorsement may contact the Liberty Baptist Fellowship (LBF) for more information concerning endorsement.

Military Chaplaincy is a Calling

Becoming a United States military Chaplain is more than a job, it is a calling. If God has placed this calling upon your life, Liberty University would like to help by providing a solid Christ-based education through our residential or online Master of Divinity in Professional Chaplaincy program. This degree will prepare you well for chaplain ministry with a 75-hour General Cognate or our premier 95-hour Military Concentration. If you feel that God is calling you to be a military Chaplain and you are looking for a seminary to help prepare you, please give us a call:

  • Online Admissions: (800) 424-9595
  • Resident Graduate Admissions: (877) 298-9617