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CPE Eligibility & Application

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) 

Level 1/Level 2 Opportunities in 2018/2019

Requirements for CPE at PHM (minimum) for all CPE levels:

·         Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

·         One or more years of theological training (preferred)

·         Aptitude for care giving and cross cultural ministry

·         Admission interview by Pacific Health Ministry



Program is 53 weeks, usually begins late August.  The current course began on September 1, 2017.  

The next course is scheduled for September 1, 2018-August 31, 2019.  Please apply by January 31, 2018.

 General Requirements listed above, PLUS

·         Support by an appropriate religious group's judiciary body

·         Prior CPE experience (preferred)

·         Professional ministry experience (preferred)

·         Multi-cultural experience (preferred)


Program varies from 11-26 weeks; the schedule varies. 

Next class is February 10, 2018 - September 8, 2018.  Attendees will meet initially in person for orientation on February 9-13, 2018 in Honolulu.  All other meetings will be once a week for 4-5 hours through WebEx from individual computer connecting with all of the participants online.  The best day will be determined by the participants.  Rev. Earl Cooper, ACPE Certified Supervisor will be the main facilitator for this Distance Learning CPE course.  

General Requirements listed above



Program is 11 weeks for one full-time unit of CPE.  The next course is scheduled for June 4, 2018 - August 17, 2018.  Please apply by January 31, 2018.

General Requirements listed above



The Supervisory CPE Program is a specialized program for persons demonstrating strong spiritual care abilities and the aptitude to become a clincial pastoral educator (to supervise CPE programs).  Openings for the program are limited and become available at various times.  Persons interested in this program should check the "Position Openings" section of the PHM website. For more information, contact the CPE Department at Pacific Health Ministry.


·         Masters of Divinity degree or equivalent (consideration is given to alternative processes to becoming professionally qualified)

·         Ordained, licensed or an equivalent

·         Apitude for cross-cultural ministry and professional adult education

·         Professional Ministry experience

·         Successful completion of at least 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (Level I and II)

·         Completion of Clinical Pastoral Education.

·         Completion of a CPE application, including all CPE unit evaluations (supervisor evaluations and student self evaluations)

·         Interview with the Center Supervisor and Admissions Committee


We have a continuous admissions process and accept students for all CPE programs throughout the year.  We encourage early application!  Due to the CPE Center's setting, we receive a large number of applications. Your application will be considered once ALL application materials and the application fee are received.  Applicants for the Resident program should apply at least six to twelve months in advance.  Applicants for the Summer CPE Program should apply early in the fall before the summer they want to train. 

  • Complete the CPE Application, including your application summary and all essay-style answers, and e-mail or mail with a $50.00 application fee  (non-refundable) to Pacific Health Ministry. 
  • Mailing Address: Pacific Health Ministry, Attn: CPE Program, 1245 Young Street, Suite 204, Honolulu HI 96814. E-mail:
  • Application fees may be paid online at or by check or money order payable to “Pacific Health Ministry” mailed to above address.
  • All previous CPE evaluations must be included in the application. (*If you have not had a previous unit of CPE, please attach your admissions interview summary completed by a CPE Supervisor or qualified admissions interviewer who is knowledgeable in ACPE standard and guidelines.)
  • An acknowledgement will be sent when we receive your application.  If you receive no response, please contact the office at 808-591-6556 to ask if your application has been received.
  • Should additional information be required, you will be contacted for specific materials.
  • Reference forms will be e-mailed to three persons listed as references on application form.
  • The Admissions Committee evaluates CPE applications, arranges interviews and makes final student selections. Persons are selected to create a diverse training group.
  • You will be notified as soon as possible after a final decision about your application.

International applicants:

International applicants should apply as early as a year in advance due to the lengthy visa application process. Application submissions for international applicants is due at the end of October (before the following Residency CPE Program). Passports must be valid for the educational period for which the international applicant is applying for. A copy of passport should be attached with application materials. 

Additional information is available by contacting the CPE Department at Pacific Health Ministry at 
1-808-591-6556 or by e-mail at


Pacific Health Ministry is Accredited by

The Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)

One West Court Square, Suite 325

Decatur, GA  30030

Phone: 404-320-1472


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