A Chaplain Candidate may train up to 30 days each year under the supervision of a senior chaplain at a military installation. This training, called a "practicum," is offered to all candidates once they have completed Phase 1 of CHBOLC.
Practicums vary in type and location. They include broad based experiences at active duty installations, West Point's summer camp, ROTC's CEdet summer camp, Army Reserve Commands, garrison ministries, combat ministries, medical training and administrative support.
Practicums, which may vary in length from a minimum of 12 days to 30 days may be done at most any time of the year.