Member's Updated Ecclesiastical Endorsement

Member's Military Application Instructions:

  • The links below are to be used for members seeking an updated ecclesiastical endorsement for the Armed Forces, VA, Federal Bureau of Prisons, or Civil Air Patrol endorsement.
  • Include all information requested and electronically submit the application. If it was submitted properly, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Retain it for your records.
  • There is no fee for updated endorsements.
  • Include a current photo with your application.
  • Do not close out the application (though you may minimize it) on your screen before completing and electronically submitting it, as this will delete all the information entered.    
  • If having difficulty completing or submitting the application online, contact the ECA office for assistance. 

Member's New Ecclesiastical Endorsement Application

Member's Military Ecclesiastical Endorsement Application Instructions:

  • This application is to be used for members seeking ecclesiastical endorsement for appointment as a chaplain in the Armed Forces, VA, Federal Bureau of Prisons, or Civil Air Patrol endorsement.
  • Include all information requested and electronically submit the application.  If it was submitted properly, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Retain it for your records.
  • You must be a member in good standing in order to have a new endorsement processed.
  • If this is the first time you are requesting a Federal endorsement from the ECA, a $100 ecclesiastical endorsement fee and $25 ecclesiastical endorsement application fee is required.
  • If you are currently endorsed by the ECA and are requesting a new endorsement, there is a $25 ecclesiastical endorsement application fee required.
  • Include a current photo with your application.
  • Do not close out the application (though you may minimize it) on your screen before completing and electronically submitting it, as this will delete all the information entered.    
  • If having difficulty completing or submitting the application online, contact the ECA office for assistance. 


E-mail a current business/military, passport quality photo to [email protected].

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