Extended CPE applicants should have:

  • A baccalaureate degree or equivalent from a nationally recognized undergraduate program (preferred)
  • Previous pastoral experience
  • A letter of support from your congregation to engage in the Extended CPE Program
  • Completed all sections of the ACPE application form and submitted to Vidant Medical Center
  • Paid the $25 application fee to Vidant Medical Center
  • The ability to walk 5-7 miles daily
  • Proficiency in both verbal and written English in order to function as a pastoral member of the interdisciplinary health care team
  • Basic computer skills

Summer Intensive CPE program applicants should have:

  • Engagement in a M. Div. program or be a recent graduate of a CHEA recognized seminary
  • Some previous pastoral or caregiving related experiences
  • Completed all sections of the ACPE application form and submitted to Vidant Medical Center
  • Paid the $25 application fee to Vidant Medical Center
  • The ability to walk 5-7 miles daily
  • Proficiency in both verbal and written English in order to fucntion as a pastoral member of the interdisciplinary health care team
  • Basic computer skills

Year-long CPE Residency applicants should have:

  • A M. Div. or equivalent from a CHEA recognized seminary or grad school
  • Successfully completed a previous Unit of CPE, preferably ACPE CPE
  • Completed all sections of teh ACPE application form, including previous final evaluations, and submitted to Vidant Medical Center
  • The abilty to walk 5-7 miles daily
  • Proficiency in both verbal and written English in order to function as a pastoral member of the interdisciplinary health care team
  • Basic computer skills

Note to all applications - if you are selected for an onsite interview, Vidant Medical Center does not cover your expenses.