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CAP Chaplain Corps Emergency Services Training Program Information

Online/Virtual Basic ChESS (CAP Support)
Scheduled for 03 - 27 October 2022, has been CANCELLED until a future date TBD.

Those personnel who have already registered for this course, your registrations will be kept on file, and you will be given first priority entrance into this course when it is rescheduled or into another future ChESS Basic VTC going forward.  Any further questions or concerns contact

Fall date 03-27 October 2022 M, T & Th – Hours (PCT) Enrollment Information 

TBA 2023: Spring and Fall courses will be offered  

ChESS Directors: Chaplains Marcus Taylor (, Van Don Williams (


Basic Course is offered quarterly by the RMR/NCR Chaplain Corps Normally scheduled on the 3rd Saturday of the first month of each quarter

Upcoming Dates:
October 15
Sunday session offered as needed

Registration opens some weeks before:


The Aux Chaplain Course and Advanced Character Development courses are required by CAPP 40-80 for rating advancements for both chaplains and CDIs (Senior and Master). 

The Aux Chaplain Course (Phase I) is for chaplains interested in the 4 phase program.  The first phase allows chaplains to support the VA military funeral missions at National Cemeteries.

The Wing Chaplain and Advanced CD classes are available to everyone.

Auxiliary Chaplain Course - Phase One (AUX 1) Registration Link

To complete the application for entry into the Auxiliary Chaplain Course, a program requirement is to submit a memorandum letter on CAP letterhead that is correctly endorsed by your wing, region, or other appropriate supervising chaplain. This memorandum letter must come from your CAP HC email address and be sent directly to This is your first graded exercise of the course. You may refer to CAPP 1-2 for specifics on creating and signing a CAP memorandum letter. 

October 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2022. (Registration suspense September 30, 2022)

Wing Chaplain Course (WCC) Registration Link

November 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2022. (Registration suspense October 21, 2022)

Advanced Character Development (ACD) Registration Link

For more information on any Chaplain Corps College course email

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Chaplain Corps members attending the Regional Staff Colleges
receive the best education and training to support CAP missions.
(Picture of 2017 PCR CCRSC)

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