The purpose of accreditation is to grow core competencies in new chaplains. This process is determined not by time but by the tikanga of whakamana tangata.
It is the people who confirm, empower and authorise the chaplain to continue their work with whanau; it is the people who keep chaplains in their role.
These people may include patients and their whānau, kaumatua, kuia, church leaders, tutors, networks and colleagues.
Upon financial membership of the Maori Chaplaincy Association (name to be confirmed) the Accredited Professional Practice in Manaaki Hauora can be sought from that professional body.