What is CPE.org?

CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) is a form of chaplaincy internship in which students are taught through hands-on practice, clinical supervision, and academic study to more effectively observe, listen, communicate, and respond and attend to someone’s spiritual and emotional needs. CPE students gain the knowledge, skills, and practical experience to assist people in crisis with competence and confidence.

What Makes CPE.org Different?

HealthCare Chaplaincy Network offers distance, online CPE built around convenience and accessibility. With HCCN’s online CPE.org program, you can obtain much of your training from wherever you are. You complete educational hours online via self-guided courses; undergo supervision, group process and other learning through live video conferencing; and perform clinical hours on site at a convenient institution. This makes CPE.org fit into your busy life. Using the Internet and working at a clinical setting that is convenient for each student, individuals who wish to take CPE will not have to put their life on hold in order to accomplish this dream. CPE.org makes it possible.


How Can Your Institution Benefit from CPE.org?

Many health care institutions across the U.S. are benefiting from the services performed by CPE.org students fulfilling their clinical hours at their institutions. There is no cost to your institution to participate and we provide all the training and supervision. To learn more on how you can benefit from this program, click here.

CPE.org is provided by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN), a global nonprofit founded in 1961. HCCN has been providing CPE over 40 years and has educated thousands of CPE students.

Who is CPE.org for?

CPE.org - For those interested in becoming a chaplain
CPE.org - For clergy and seminarians
CPE.org - For hospital volunteers
CPE.org - For other professionals

Upcoming CPE.org Units

Upcoming Units
Spring 2018 Semester
  • April 5 Last Date of Registration for the Spring Unit
  • April 12 – June 28 Spring Unit Start/End Dates
  • April 5 Registration Opens for the Summer Unit
  • April 19 Late Registration for the Spring Unit Closed
  • June 28 – July 12 Break

Summer 2018 Semester
  • July 3 Last Date of Registration for the Summer Unit
  • July 5–September 27 Summer Unit Start/End Dates
  • July 5 Registration Opens for the Fall Unit
  • July 12 Late Registration for the Spring Unit Closed
  • September 28–October 3 Break

Upcoming Units
Fall 2018 Semester
  • October 3 Last Date of Registration for the Fall Unit
  • October 4 December 27 Fall Unit Start/End Dates
  • October 4 Registration Opens for the Winter 2019 Unit
  • October 10 Late Registration for the Fall Unit Closed
  • December 28–January 2, 2019 Break

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