Admission Process

Step 1: Review the current Academic Schedule (below) to find a convenient CPE unit

Step 2: Complete the online application, and submit it with a non-refundable application fee of $75

Step 3: Conduct an online interview with an ICPT CPE Supervisor

Step 4: Concurrent and contingent upon your acceptance into the CPE program, identify a facility to fulfill your clinical hours, see finding a clinical facility below

Step 5: Complete the online enrollment agreement and pay tuition

Step 6: Complete a CPE Preceptor Training agreement prior to the start of the unit

Step 7: Begin training

Academic Schedule

We are offering four full time CPE units a year that will last 12 weeks each unit. We also offer two Part Time units that will last 24 weeks each unit. CPE.org includes clinical time at local institutions, which you will fulfill at times convenient for your schedule.

Below is the schedule of our CPE.org semesters.

Fulltime Schedules:

Winter 2019

  • December 26, 2018 - Last week to Apply and/or Enroll in the Winter Units
  • January 7, 2019 - March 31, 2019 Winter Unit Start/End Dates
  • January 8, 2019 - Apply and/or Enroll in the Spring 2019 Units
  • April 1, 2019 - April 7, 2019 - Break

Spring 2019

  • March 26, 2019 - Last week to Apply and/or Enroll in the in the Spring Units
  • April 8, 2019 - June 30, 2019 - Spring Unit Start/End Dates
  • April 9, 2019 - Apply and/or Enroll in the Summer 2019 Units
  • July 1, 2019 - July 7, 2019 - Break.

Part-Time Schedules:

Winter 2019

  • December 26, 2018 - Last week to Apply and/or Enroll in the in the Winter/Spring Units
  • January 7 - June 30, 2019 – Winter/Spring Part-Time Unit Start/End Dates
  • January 8, 2019 - Apply and/or Enroll in the Summer/Fall Part-Time Units
  • July 1- July 7, 2019 - Break

Summer 2019

  • June 25, 2019 - Last week to Apply and/or Enroll in the in the Summer/Fall Units
  • July 8 - December 22, 2019 – Summer/Fall Part-Time Unit Start/End Dates
  • October 1, 2019 - Apply and/or Enroll in the 2020 Winter/Spring Part-Time Units
  • December 23 - December 30, 2019 - Break

Finding a Center

Where do I do my CPE?

Each unit is a total of 400 hours in clinical training (combined clinical and educational hours) in spiritual/pastoral care. The educational time will be a combination of didactics, online educational courses, student presentations, group discussion, and individual supervision. Didactic study and class time will make up 100 of the 400 total hours of each unit .

The remaining 300 hours will be fulfilled through clinical hours, in which students will interact with persons within a spiritual care framework. The spiritual care visits will occur at a designated clinical center, overseen by an ICPT CPE Supervisor in collaboration with an Preceptor.

The Onsite Preceptor can be any contextually relevant professional who can help students get access to a patient/client population, assist with getting background information on the patients/clients, be the student’s guide at the facility in terms of orientation, policies and procedures specific to the facility and being a support and holding the student accountable for the hours the student logs as clinical hours.

 

What counts as a clinical center?

Clinical hours involve providing on-site spiritual care to patients/clients at a clinical center.
Approved clinical sites include, but are not limited to:

  • Hospitals
  • Hospices
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Prisons
  • Houses of worship
  • Extended care facilities
  • Psychiatric wards
  • Military bases
  • Social service centers

Application

To begin the application process, click here.

Then you will be redirected to the Institue for Clinical Pastoral Training Institute.
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