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
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.
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: