Commission of Accreditation for Pastoral Education
Our Goal is to ensure the highest quality of education
throughout our CPE Programs by:
Applicant - applies to new CPE centers associated with an approved CPE Supervisor. CPE Supervisors serving in a setting in which no established / accredited CPE Program exists will initiate the application process leading to Accredited status. This applies for Community Based, Healthcare, Education and First Responder Centers.
Reciprocity - applies to a currently established CPE center accredited by another recognized accrediting body who desires to offer CPEI CPE and who is seeking accreditation with CAPE.
Accredited - is a center offering Clinical Pastoral Education that has successfully met the necessary requirements and granted accreditation for a period of five (5) years. During this period the center and its tier(s) must maintain all the requirements set forth in this manual.
Renewal: applies to CPE centers currently accredited by CAPE and who are within 6 months of their five (5) year accreditation cycle.
1. Reciprocity- within one year a review will commence.
2. Accredited programs - Every 5 years a CPE center must submit a Program Evaluation Report (CER) to The Commission for quality assessment purposes. If deficiencies are noted, The Commission may request a more thorough review and visit.
3. If the accredited CPE center’s 5-year CER reflects quality compliance, a site visit will occur every 10 years unless significant changes have occurred in the CPE program. In such circumstances, The Commission may request a site visit prior to the 10-year cycle.
• C. J. Malone (Co-Chair)
• Kay Myers (Co-Chair)
• Beth Snyder
• Al Letting
• (479) 957-4271
• (240) 566-3607
• (479) 685-9596
• (434) 238-7841