The Association of Muslim Chaplains does not endorse chaplains, a certification that is required by some institutions hiring chaplains (i.e. corrections facilities and the United States military). The following organizations endorse qualified Muslim chaplains and maintain their own application process and endorsement standards. Additionally, those seeking to become hospital chaplains may want or need to seek board certification which is available to Muslim chaplains through the Association for Professional Chaplains
Muslim American Chaplains Association (MACA)
(This is the only accepted endorsement agency for Muslim corrections chaplains in California)
Endorsement requires carry from organization to organization and the institutional endorsement requirements also vary. For example, the U.S. Army Chaplains Corps requires that an endorsing agency confirm that all candidates are:
The U.S. Army currently accepts endorsements from ISNA and the American Muslim Armed Forces & Veteran Affairs Council, both of which have additional requirements pertaining to Islamic knowledge and practice. Endorsement agencies typically charge annual fees, conduct extensive interviews, collect reference letters, and have renewal requirements such as evidence of professional development training which the annual AMC Shura workshops are recognized as fulfilling.