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Clinical Pastoral Program - Apply

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Let’s get going. Gather and submit all the required documentation, then download and fill out the application. Good luck.

Clinical Pastoral Program - Qualifications

Extended CPE Qualifications

  • 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 Qualifications

  • 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 function as a pastoral member of the interdisciplinary health care team
  • Basic computer skills

Year-long CPE Residency Qualifications

  • 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 the ACPE application form, including previous final evaluations, and submitted 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

Application Process

To apply for the Vidant Medical Center CPE program, download and print the application.

Make sure you complete all sections. We prefer to receive all applications in electronic format via email. You will need to scan your completed application with all signatures to accomplish this. All other required essays should be Word documents, which are easily attached to your email. Send the completed application and all attachments to [email protected].

Those submitting applications via email should send the $25 application fee to:

Vidant Medical Center
Department of Pastoral Care
P.O. Box 6028
2100 Stantonsburg Road
Greenville, NC 27834

If you are unable to send your application by email, you may mail it, along with supporting documents and the $25 application fee to the address above. If you are sending a paper application, do not use spiral binding, three ring binders or page protectors. Do not send materials printed double sided; send only single sided prints. This makes the processing of your application more timely and efficient, and we thank you for your consideration.

Please note - the application fee may be paid by check, money order or Cashier's Check. Make the check or money order out to Vidant Medical Center. On the memo line on the bottom left side of the check, write CPE Application Fee.