Online training for Volunteer Chaplaincy COMING SOON!

EVERYONE IS WELCOMED TO PARTNER with CPF in offering help and hope to the 7.3 million adults behind bars, on probation, or on parole, plus the growing number of youth offenders in North America, and their families.

However, for those seeking Advanced Volunteer Certification with CPF, a higher level of commitment and qualification is necessary. In an effort to provide correctional facilities with well-trained volunteers and chaplains of the highest professional quality, CPF believes it is vital for individuals to be faithful and active in a local church, and offers certification only to individuals approved for certification by their Pastor.

In order to maintain continuity of ministry and the highest volunteer and ministerial ethics, CPF currently offers certification only as outlined in the guidelines listed for each level of CPF certification and as outlined herein.

Volunteer Chaplaincy

To obtain or renew a Christian Prisoner Fellowship (CPF) Volunteer Chaplain License:

1. One must be affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church International in some way. Attend a UPCI church with a licensed UPCI pastor that would recommend and sign the application. If not attending a UPCI church, have knowledge of a UPCI pastor that would recommend and sign the application.

2. Register for a Volunteer Chaplaincy Training Seminar (available online or during district events). The registration fee is $49 – this includes all necessary materials.

3. Complete 4 hours of required training. For webinar training, follow instructions included in your confirmation email.

4. Return the application, test, essay questions, a current picture, and the licensing fee to:

North American Missions
36 Research Park Ct.
Weldon Spring, MO 63304

For a one-year license, please remit $35 with this application. You may purchase a two-year license for $55. This non-refundable fee for your License Fee needs to be made payable to: North American Missions.

5. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (636) 229-7900.


Advanced Chaplaincy

To obtain Christian Prisoner Fellowship (CPF) Advanced Volunteer Chaplain License:

1. One must be affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church International in some way. Attend a UPCI church with a licensed UPCI pastor that would recommend and sign the application, or if not attending a UPCI church, have knowledge of a UPCI pastor that would recommend and sign the application.

2. Register for a Training Seminar (available during the annual CPF Training Conference). Advanced Training is currently not available via webinar.

3. Complete all of the required training (16 hours of training is usually required to complete the Advanced program).

4. Return the application, test, essay questions, a current picture, and the licensing fee to:

North American Missions
36 Research Park Ct.
Weldon Spring, MO 63304

For a one-year license, please remit $39 with this application. You may purchase a two-year license for $69. This non-refundable fee for your License Fee needs to be made payable to: North American Missions.

5. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (636) 229-7900.