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Naval Chaplaincy School and Center
Chaplain Corps Professional Development


All Chaplain Corps Professional Development courses focus on preparing students who attend with the mission-essential training to provide religious ministry in the sea services. As with Chaplain Corps resident curriculum, professional development curriculum is aligned with identified training requirements through the Instructional System Design (ISD) process. The Navy’s ISD process includes Planning, Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (PADDIE) of courses of instruction, as found in the NAVEDTRA 130 series.

Chaplain Corps Professional Development courses are administered by the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center’s Professional Development Department and overseen with the approval of the Commanding Officer. All courses and/or programs are qualitatively consistent, regardless of training location, with the policies and procedures established by NCSC and higher authority guidance in accordance with NAVEDTRA 135 and 140 series.

Annual Training

NCSC provides Chaplain Corps Professional Development training at fleet locations throughout the Navy and Marine Corps. Training is available to ALL Chaplains and Religious Program Specialists.

Individual Student Records

Individual student training documentation is maintained electronically in the Corporate enterprise and Training Activity Resource System (CeTARS). These records document reservations for a course, enrollment date, graduation date, performance data, and any event that may cause interruption of instruction, such as medical or legal hold. Information on courses attended by students, graduation information, and other data become a permanent part of the student Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ).

Course Catalog

Professional Development Training Workshops (PDTW)
CIN: A-5G-0005
Course Length: 1 day;

Professional Development Training Courses
CIN: P-5G-1303
CDP: 07A2
Course Length: 3 days

Academic Calendar

Class schedules may be obtained using the following source links:

Accreditation / Recommendation

International Association for Continuing Education and Training
NCSC is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). For more information about IACET, click here.

Continuing Education Units
Professional Development Courses award Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEUs will vary from each course length and duration.


  • CIN: Course Identification Number - A CIN is a unique number identifying a formal Navy Course.
  • CDP: Course Data Processing Code - The code assigned to uniquely identify each Course of instruction and its location.
  • Course Length: The number of days encompassed by Convene (Start) Date, Instructional Days, weekends, official holidays and Graduation Date, The Course Length is usually the same for all CDPs within a Course Identification Number (CIN); however, in the event an Activity has a need to teach the course over a shorter or a longer period of time, the Constrained Length is entered, along with the Capacity Type that is responsible for the duration difference.
  • Mobile-Training-Team: Training is taught at fleet locations world-wide.

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