The Fairfax Institute, in cooperation with Hartford Seminary in Hartford, CT, offers a Graduate Certificate in Imam and Muslim Community Leadership (GCIMCL). The aim of this 24-credit certificate program is to offer structured education in the American context for Muslim leaders, Imams, and counselors. Students take courses in Islamic Theology and Spirituality, Islamic Ethics, Advanced Islamic Scripture, American Muslim Communities, Interfaith Encounter and Arts of Ministry. Students also take a course in Clinical Pastoral Education as well as a Reflection on Ministry Experience course.
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The Fairfax Institute is a religious institution exempt from state regulation and oversight in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Pursuant to 8 VAC 40-21-50 of the Virginia Administrative Code, The Fairfax Institute is exempt from regulations of the State Council for Higher Education for Virginia for a period of five years, beginning June 8, 2016, and ending June 8, 2021, as long as the institution's primary purpose remains to provide religious training or theological education.