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CPE Eligibility & Application

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.

 General Requirements listed above, PLUS

·         Successful completion of one unit of CPE

·         Support by an appropriate religious group's judiciary body

·         Professional ministry experience (preferred)

·         Multi-cultural experience (preferred)


Pre-scheduled Program (varies upon start date of unit) for 26 weeks/5-6 months

 General Requirements listed above



Pre-scheduled Program (varies upon start date of unit) for 11 weeks 

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 Summer CPE Program should apply as early in the fall before the summer they want to train. Resident applicants should apply as early as possible, but at least six to twelve months in advance.


International applicants for CPE Residency:

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. For inquiries or questions regarding international application submissions, please e-mail: for more information.


  • 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 $50.00 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.
  • Tuition for one-unit of CPE is $3000.00.
Additional information is available by contacting the CPE Department at Pacific Health Ministry at 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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