A student in a certified educator program should have demonstrated competence as a pastoral caregiver and be motivated to assist others in acquiring competence in clinical pastoral care. This first stage of the certification process authorizes a certified educator student to conduct programs of CPE Level I/Level II under the supervision of an ACPE Certified Educator as a Certified Educator Candidate. A subcommittee of an Area Certification Committee evaluates whether the applicant possesses the level of professional motivation, personal integration, emotional and spiritual maturity, pastoral competence, and conceptual depth and diversity required to learn the art of clinical supervision. The subcommittee assesses the applicant’s writing and conducts a face to face meeting with the applicant.

I. Policies
II. Procedures
III. Guidelines and Requirements
IV. Committee Review