Minimum Qualifications For Admittance To The Examination
Ordained rabbi, duly accredited by, and in good standing with, a recognized California rabbinical body.
A lay person or a vested Cantor who has demonstrated pastoral competence as certified and endorsed by the Board of Rabbis of Northern California or the Board of Rabbis of Southern California. And,
Jewish Chaplain 2-
Experience: Two years of experience in one or a combination of the following:
1. As a chaplain in the armed services, or in a public or private institution. or
2. As either a rabbi or assistant rabbi of a congregation. or
3. As an ordained rabbi in religious education work, as a teacher, or as a director of religious education or of young people's activities, or as a Hillel director. And either one or a combination of the following:
1. Completion of twelve months or four quarters of a full-time resident clinical pastoral training program approved by the National Conference on Clinical Pastoral Education. or
2. Completion of the equivalent of two years of full-time supervised clinical or field training in pastoral care, social work, psychology, counseling and guidance, or other related fields. or
3. The equivalent of one year of service as a National Jewish Welfare Board approved civilian chaplain.
(Full-time graduate study, beyond studies required for ordination, if in pastoral counseling, psychology, or a related field may be substituted for a maximum of six months of the clinical pastoral training, or supervised clinical or field training, or civilian chaplain service, on the basis of one year of graduate study for three months' training or service.)
Education: Completion of theological studies for ordination as a rabbi at a recognized Jewish theological school; and equivalent to graduation from college with a minimum of 12 semester units in counseling, psychology, or a related field.