Each division establishes an application process for ecclesiastical endorsement and other professional certifications.  Applicants must satisfactorily complete the application process for the division in which they desire to serve, even if they have been previously endorsed in another division.  The application process usually consists of three steps:

1. Completion of Application Packet – Normally, the application packet will consist of the following documents:

(a) official transcripts from educational institutions
(b) statement from the applicant about their calling to chaplaincy ministry
(c) completion of the online application form
(d) a background check
(e) evaluations from references
(f) a report of an interview
(g) a copy of current ministerial credentials issued by a conference
(h) recent photograph (head and shoulders).

2.  ACM Committee Review – Submission of the application packet by the ACM Director to the ACM Committee for their consideration.

3.  Notification – Notification by the ACM Director of the ACM Committee’s decision to the appropriate parties.