For all CPE Programs
An applicant’s suitability for admission to any CPE program is a matter of professional judgment by the ACPE accredited center in accordance with its admission policies. Requirements for admission to CPE programs include but are not limited to:
- a completed ACPE application.
- an admission interview with a qualified interviewer, for persons applying for an initial unit of CPE, to determine readiness for clinical learning.
- either graduation from high school/completion of a GED or ordination by a religious/spiritual tradition or commission to function in spiritual care by an appropriate religious/spiritual authority as determined by ACPE.
- fulfillment of education or experience requirements established by the ACPE accredited center.
- a signed Use of Clinical Materials Consent Form
Additional requirements for Certified Educator Programs
Please note that there are two parts to the Admission Process for Certified Educator Programs: Local center admission and the ACPE Certification Process.
- A completed Application for Certified Educator Programs
- College graduation
- Graduate theological degree or its equivalent
- Ordination or commissioning to function as a spiritual care provider by an appropriate religious/spiritual authority as determined by ACPE
- Endorsement/statement of accountability from an appropriate religious/spiritual authority as determined by ACPE
- Successful completion of a minimum of four units of Level I/Level II CPE
- Demonstration of spiritual care and conceptual competence as evidenced by the attainment/completion of Level I/Level II Outcomes
- Evaluation of the competencies for admission to a Certified Educator Program