A minimum of four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) are required for Board Certification with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) and two (2) units for the Certified Associate Chaplain. These units can be from programs accredited by ACPE, the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC/ACSS), or the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Equivalency for one unit of CPE may be considered for Board Certification (Certified Associate Chaplain applicants cannot apply for CPE equivalency) (Qualification 4).
ACPE Accredited CPE Programs
ACPE is a multicultural, multifaith organization devoted to providing education and improving the quality of ministry and pastoral care offered by spiritual caregivers of all faiths through the clinical educational methods of Clinical Pastoral Education.
The ACPE maintains a directory of accredited CPE centers. You can use the directory to search for CPE programs in your state or nearby states. Online programs are listed as well. Each listing includes information about the Center and how to contact each one for further information.
Click HERE to access the APCE Directory of Accredited CPE Centers.
CASC/ASCC Accredited Education Centres
CASC/ASCC is a national multifaith organization which is committed to the professional education, certification and support of people involved in pastoral care and pastoral counseling.
Click HERE to access the CASC Education Centres.