Academic Credit for CPE:

  • When the student is accepted into a program, attach a copy of the prospective on-site supervisor’s acceptance letter or email to the Request for Academic Credit for CPE form and deliver the documents to Dr. Pak.
  • To download the REQUEST FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT form go to the following link: Academic Credit Request Form for CPE
  • This form must be submitted to the Field Ed Office prior to the CPE course.
  • At the end of the CPE course, the student must submit a copy of their completion letter or CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION to the Field Ed Office.
  • Students enrolled in an extended CPE program should have their on-site supervisor send a brief interim report to Dr. Pak during the month of January.
  • Union gives up to 6 academic credits towards one unit of CPE with prior approval of Prof. Su Yon Pak and with the completion of the prerequisite, PS 110. Afterwards, students can continue to do CPE without academic credit.
  • For further details about the possibility of meeting field education requirement through CPE, see the entries for FE/PS 363-364 or FE/PS 366Q in the Course Catalog.


CPE Resources

Directory of accredited CPE centers is available at:


ACPE Directory of Accredited Centers


Further links to CPE opportunities:


College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy

Center for Pastoral Education at Jewish Theological Seminary 


Link to information regarding Chaplaincy


Chaplaincy Innovation Lab  

American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)

Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)

National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) 

Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)

Wellspring Chaplaincy Initiative  



CPE Openings
Name Owner Date  
FALL 2022! CPE Residency at Danbury Hospital (CT)   Lisa Simon 9/8/2022 5:09:20 PM    
We have an unexpected open spot in our Danbury Hospital CPE residency program that begins 10/3/22 and goes until 9/30/23. During the program one completes three units of Clinical Pastoral Education while doing clinical chaplaincy work. The salary is $45,000 with full benefits. The typical hours are 9 AM – 5 PM with some on-call hours required each month which may be done in the evenings or weekends. To be considered, the applicant must have completed one unit of CPE.

Maimonides Medical Center launches New CPE Program   Lisa Simon 6/13/2022 2:50:33 PM    
Maimonides Medical Center announces the launch of a new innovative CPE program, open to persons of all spiritual traditions, housed in one of New York’s historic Jewish hospitals, Maimonides Medical Center in the heart of Brooklyn. When students enter the Clinical Pastoral Education Program at Maimonides Medical Center, they enter a culturally and religiously sensitive, multidisciplinary community of healthcare professionals. The doors are open for an Extended CPE Unit that starts in September 2022, and ends in May 2023. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

New York Presbyterian CPE Programs 22-23 & Beyond   Lisa Simon 6/13/2022 2:37:32 PM    
New York Presbyterian (NYP) is an accredited ACPE System Center with CPE groups and clinical placements at many of our NYP locations. We are accepting applications to our CPE programs that include: • Part-Time Extended Internship: This part-time program begins in the Fall of 2022 and ends in the Spring of 2023. The priority deadline was June 1st. We are still accepting and reviewing applications for this program. • Full-Time 12-Month Residency Program: This yearlong program begins in August 2023 and ends in August 2024. The priority deadline is December 1st. Our pastoral care team is multi-faith and dynamic, and our educators are seasoned ACPE-certified professionals. NYP chaplains play an essential role in providing for the religious, spiritual, and existential needs of a widely diverse population of patients and families from all religions and cultures.

Yale New Haven Hospital 9 Month CPE Residency   Lisa Simon 4/29/2022 10:28:45 AM    
The Department of Spiritual Care at Yale New Haven Hospital is seeking applicants for their 9-month 3 Unit Chaplain Residency Program. CPE participants work alongside experienced chaplains of a variety of religious backgrounds. Yale New Haven Hospital is a 1541-bed hospital, which includes Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. It is the primary teaching hospital for Yale Schools of Medicine and Nursing and combines academic medicine with a deep commitment to serving the community. Yale New Haven Hospital has two campuses in New Haven – York Street Campus and Saint Raphael Campus. Chaplains are well respected and integrated into the medical services at this Level I trauma center for adult and pediatric patients. The department is delighted to share its ministry with CPE students, who are eager to live their call and make a difference. Residency Program (9-months, 3-Units) Accredited by ACPE. For more details see attached.

VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare Syst in Cleveland OH   Lisa Simon 2/23/2022 12:50:35 PM    
CPE opportunities at the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System in Cleveland, OH. All CPE levels in internship, residency, fellowship and certified educator training, our program, provides students the opportunity to learn and grow while serving a unique population that is incredibly diverse, racially, theologically, socioeconomically, and more. This exceptional learning experience prepares students for ministries in any context. On a typical day, a student may minister to a veteran struggling with PTSD, facilitate a spirituality group for veterans experiencing homelessness, addiction, and/ or mental illness, and minister to veterans in programs on blind rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, hospice, dementia, intensive care, long-term rehabilitation, general medical/surgical and our brand-new Women's Center. Students will learn with their ACPE Certified Educator and our experienced, board certified chaplains on the largest VA clinical chaplain team in the country.

Providence & St. Peter Hospital CPE 2022 & more!   Lisa Simon 2/15/2022 4:33:25 PM    
Providence St. Peter Hospital is a Catholic supported Community Hospital in the Washington State Capital. They enjoy a robust CPE Program that is supported by the community. PSPH CPE Center is accepting applications for In-House CPE. They have 3 programs: Intensive Intern (summer) Extensive Intern (fall and spring) and year stipend Resident. Their next intern cohort is scheduled to begin Summer 2022. Please do not hesitate to call: 360- 493-7238 or email if you have any questions.

St. Luke's Univ Health Network SUMMER CPE & MORE   Lisa Simon 2/14/2022 10:01:06 AM    
SLUHN is excited to announce expanded opportunities in our innovative CPE program. And we are thrilled to welcome Rev. CB Stewart (UTS Alum) to our team as a Certified Educator Candidate. CB will be running Summer and Extended unit programs, with students placed throughout the Network, and at St. Luke’s Penn Foundation, where we will continue the proud heritage and legacy of CPE at this renowned mental health treatment center in Bucks County. Applications are being accepted for our: 2022 Summer Unit – May 23-Aug. 2; 2022-2023 Extended Unit – Oct. 17-April 28; 2022-2023 Residency – Aug. 31-Sept. 5

Prison Focused CPE at Park Avenue Christian Church   Lisa Simon 12/9/2021 4:44:22 PM    
The program starts on Jan. 12, 2022! Register today for the next Certificate Course in CPE. The course is designed to provide aspiring chaplains and spiritual caregivers of all faiths the skills required forpastoral care and prepares you for residency. This five-month course will start January 12, 2022 and end in May 16, 2022. Classes are twice a week, for three hours. The accelerated Summer course begins in June 2022. Classes run twice a week for three hours.

Mount Sinai Hospitals Summer '22 CPE Program   Lisa Simon 12/9/2021 4:39:55 PM    
The Center for Spirituality and Health at Mount Sinai is accepting applications for their 10-week in-person Summer 2022 CPE program. You can begin applying now.

Hampton VA Med. Center Extended CPE in N. Carolina   Lisa Simon 11/15/2021 1:55:52 PM    
The Hampton VA Medical Center CPE Extended Internship is a 16-week training period for individuals seeking an introduction to the profession of spiritual care. This program is designed to equip students with the experiences and resources needed to care specifically for the health challenges our Veterans face. The training is offered each winter/spring and provides one unit of 400 training hours that are certified through the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education.
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