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CPE Eligibility & Application

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) 

Level 1/Level 2 

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


RESIDENCY PROGRAM  September 2019-August 2020

Program is 53 weeks, usually begins late August.  The current course began on September 4, 2018.  

The next CPE course is scheduled for September 3, 2019-August 31, 2020.  We are accepting applications now .  Application deadline is January 31, 2019.

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. The class meets online once a week for 4-5 hours.  

  • The tentative next program dates are from March – July 2019. 
  • It is tailored for local ministers on the islands of Hawaii.  
  • Application deadline is January 31, 2019
  • Tuition for this Extended CPE Program is $700.00 
  • Applicants must: 
    • Have an electronic device to access Internet for online group meetings for the duration of the course 
    • Attend mandatory weekend CPE Orientation in Honolulu from March 9 -11, 2019. 
    • Meet weekly online with CPE Group on Mondays for approximately 3 hours (Time – TBD) 
    • Meet online for Individual Supervision (Date/Time – TBD) with Certified Educator 
    • Complete 16 hours of weekly clinical assignments at one of the healthcare facilities that PHM serves (Clinical Site – TBD) with Clinical Coordinator 
    • If accepted into CPE program, complete all required paperwork/pre-screening forms (background check/health screenings) by February 26, 2018 for clinical site assignment orientation, if applicable.

 General Requirements listed above



Program is 11 weeks for one full-time unit of CPE.  The next course is scheduled for June 3, 2019 - August 16, 2019.

We are accepting applications now.  Application deadline is January 31, 2019.

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.  US 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 - early winter 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 $75.00 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: [email protected]
  • Application fees may be paid online at or by check or money order payable to “Pacific Health Ministry” mailed to above address. Application fees must be paid with submission of CPE application.
  • 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 ACPE Certified Educator 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. International applicants are eligible to apply for the Residency CPE Program. One-unit CPE Programs (such as Summer or Extended) does not fall into this eligible category of CPE application because there are no available visas for short-term CPE programs.

Application submissions for international applicants for the CPE Residency Program deadline is at the end of October (before the following Residency CPE Program). Incomplete application submissions after October 31st will not be considered. Passports must be valid for the educational period for which the international applicant is applying for. A copy of current valid 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 [email protected]


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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