The Correctional Ministries Certificate Program is offered through
the Institute for Prison Ministries
in partnership with
Christian University Globalnet
Who should pursue a Correctional Ministries Certificate?
The Correctional Ministries Certificate Program is designed for individuals seeking to establish a foundation in correctional ministries and receive specialized training in correctional chaplaincy or reentry.
Why pursue a Correctional Ministries Certificate?
Equipped professionals and volunteers are more effective at fulfilling the Great Commission and the Great Commandment through service in jails, prisons and reentry ministries. Those served through correctional ministry deserve the highest quality ministry possible.
About the Program
This certificate program was built on the vision of Dr. Thomas Beckner, founder of the American Chaplaincy Training School and is recognized by national ministries such as Prison Fellowship, Good News Jail & Prison Ministry and the Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association (CMCA).
Do I need to start with the first core
While it is recommended, it is not required. We do recommend you complete the core courses which provide a foundation to the specific track courses.
Are there scholarships available?
If you are a formerly incarcerated person, you may be eligible to apply for the Charles Colson Scholarship which covers the tuition of the certificate program.
Can I audit courses?
Contact CUGN, but auditing will not lead to a certificate.