Accreditation

Section 6.02, Duties.
The Accreditation Commission shall implement the procedures on accreditation of CPE centers, clusters, systems, and CPE programs as required and defined by ACPE Standards and make all accreditation decisions for the Association as defined by the ACPE Standards.
In addition, the Commission shall:

  1. Submit the minutes of their meeting to the next succeeding meeting of the Board for review, as well as to the national Association office for the record.
  2. Work with the Board of Directors to propose changes to the Board in ACPE Standards when such changes seem necessary in light of their work on behalf of the Association.
  3. Prepare and update a policies and procedures manual for approval by the Board.
  4. Annually participate in training on Accreditation standards, policies and procedures.

Section 6.03, Election of Members.

  1. The Accreditation Commission shall be comprised of 15 members: Chair, Chair-elect, ten (10) educators, one (1) practitioner, and two (2) public members.
  2. The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) nominates officers and members for the Accreditation Commission; Commission officers and members are elected by the ACPE membership annually. The Commission will include educators, a practitioner and a public member.
  3. Commission members may serve three-year terms and may succeed themselves one time after serving a full term. In the event someone completes a term of office for another member, they are still eligible to complete two full terms of office [Spring 2001, Motion 42]. Members are assigned to classes by the LDC.
  4. Commission chairs may serve a 2-year term and may not succeed themselves. Commission chair-elects/vice-chair will serve a two-year term, has full voting rights, and may act on behalf of the chair when the chair is absent or unable to fulfill her/his role.

Certification

Section 6.02, Duties.
The Certification Commission shall implement the procedures on certification of Clinical Pastoral Education Educators as required and defined by ACPE Standards and make all certification decisions on behalf of the Association as defined by ACPE Standards. In addition, the Commission shall:

  1. Submit the minutes of their meeting to the next succeeding meeting of the Board for review, as well as to the national Association office for the record.
  2. Work with the Board of Directors to propose changes to the Board in ACPE Standards when such changes seem necessary in light of their work on behalf of the Association.
  3. Prepare and update a policies and procedures manual for approval by the Board.
  4. Annually participate in training on Accreditation standards, policies and procedures.

Section 6.03, Election of Members.

  1. The Certification Commission shall be comprised of 18 members: Chair, Chair-elect, eleven (14) educators, one (1) practitioner, and one (1) public member.
  2. The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) nominates officers and members for the Certification Commission; Commission officers and members are elected by the ACPE membership annually. The Commission will include educators, a practitioner and a public member.
  3. Commission members may serve three-year terms and may succeed themselves one time after serving a full term. In the event someone completes a term of office for another member, they are still eligible to complete two full terms of office [Spring 2001, Motion 42]. Members are assigned to classes by the LDC.
  4. Commission chairs may serve a 2-year term and may not succeed themselves. Commission chair-elects/vice-chair will serve a two-year term, has full voting rights, and may act on behalf of the chair when the chair is absent or unable to fulfill her/his role.

Professional Ethics

Section 6.02, Duties.
The Professional Ethics Commission shall review complaints brought against an ACPE member, educator, center/program, or structures and take action on violations of ACPE Standards regarding ethics and professional practice. In addition, the Commission shall:

  1. Submit the minutes of their meeting to the next succeeding meeting of the Board for review, as well as to the national Association office for the record.
  2. Work with the Board of Directors to propose changes in ACPE Standards to the Board when such changes seem necessary in light of their work on behalf of the Association.
  3. Prepare and update a policies and procedures manual for approval by the Board.

Section 6.03, Election of Members.

  1. The Professional Ethics Commission is comprised of eleven (11) members: Chair, Chair-elect, and nine (9) ACPE certified educators.
  2. The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) nominates officers and members for the Professional Ethics Commission; Commission officers and members are elected by the ACPE membership annually. The Commission will include educators, a practitioner and a public member.
  3. Commission members may serve five-year terms and may not succeed themselves. In the event someone completes a term of office for another member, they are still eligible to complete one full term of office [Spring 2001, Motion 42]. Members are assigned to classes by the LDC.
  4. Commission chairs may serve a 2-year term and may not succeed themselves. Commission chair-elects/vice-chair will serve two-year terms, has full voting rights, and may act on behalf of the chair when the chair is absent or unable to fulfill her/his role.