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 CPE Supervisor Program

 Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisors (CPES) are a privileged few who are selected to conduct Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training because of their commitment to the program and their adherence to the high standards set by ICPT. There are two ways to become a CPES. Either proceed through our Supervisor-in-Training Program (SIT) or CPE Supervisors with other organizations may have that recognition reciprocated by ICPT. 

Requirements for the Supervisor-in-Training Program

  1. Download and read our student manual that describes the SIT training program;
  2. provide documentation for completion of four (4) units of CPE (if you have CPE SIT units from a provider other than ICPT please provide the appropriate documentation);
  3. the supervisor's evaluation from your most recently completed CPE unit;
  4. documentation of a Master of Divinity (or higher) or a Masters or Doctorate (or equivalent) in theology, counseling, or related discipline from an accredited school (or the equivalent course of study particular to the candidate’s faith tradition;
  5. documentation of current Board Certification as a Chaplain (recommended) or related experience in the field;
  6. a 3-5 page paper defining your theory or CPE Supervision;
  7. a Faith Leader Referral form; and
  8. documentation of one year (a minimum of 2080 hours) of Pastoral Experience (a Curriculum Vitae).

New SIT Applicant - Enrollment Process in the SIT Program

Follow these steps to enroll in the SIT Program as a new applicant.

  1. Assemble the required documentation;
  2. complete and submit the SIT application with a $75.00 application fee;
  3. once your application is accepted, you will be contact by a member of our admissions staff (within 10 business days) for an admissions interview;
  4. your will receive an enrollment agreement from the ICPT registrar to be completed (the form requires submitssion of your tuition in full); and
  5. you will be assigned a supervisor and unit.

Your application must be completed and submitted on or before the registration deadline as shown on our schedules page. All other paperwork must be completed on or before three (3) days after the registration deadline. Incomplete applications will be returned.

Requirements to become a New CPE Supervisor

  1.  Complete the ICPT Supervisor-in-Training program or provide evidence of up to three (3) CPE units as an SIT from an outside agency recognized by COMISS (the candidate with CPE SIT units taken outside ICPT must complete a minimum of one (1) unit of CPE SIT under ICPT);
  2. provide a letter of recommendation from the CPE Supervisor from your final CPE SIT unit;
  3. provide a reflective autobiography giving special attention to pivotal life events and people that hve shaped you as person;
  4. provide a 3-5 page paper on your theory of CPE Supervision;
  5. provide a detailed case study/verbatim that reflects your pastoral competency along with your personal analysis of the encounter;
  6. provide both the final self-evaluation and supervisor's evaluation from your final CPE SIT unit;
  7. provide documentation of a Master of Divinity (or higher) or a Masters or Doctorate (or equivalent) in theology, counseling, or related discipline from an accredited school (or the equivalent course of study particular to the candidate’s faith tradition;
  8. provide documentation of current board certification as a Chaplain; and
  9. provide a Curriculum Vitae that demonstrates one year (a minumum of 2,080 hours) of pastoral experience.
  10. Requirements for Reciprocal CPE Supervisor

    1. Provide evidence of status as a current CPE Supervisor;
    2. provide a reflective autobiography giving special attention to pivotal life events and people that hve shaped you as person;
    3. provide a 3-5 page paper on your theory of CPE Supervision;
    4. provide documentation of a Master of Divinity (or higher) or a Masters or Doctorate (or equivalent) in theology, counseling, or related discipline from an accredited school (or the equivalent course of study particular to the candidate’s faith tradition;
    5. provide documentation of current board certification as a Chaplain;
    6. provide a Curriculum Vitae that demonstrates one year (a minumum of 2,080 hours) of pastoral experience;
    7. complete and submit an USCIS form I-9 with the appropriate documentation showing your rite to work in the USA; and
    8. complete and submit an IRS form W-4.

    Supervisor Application Process

    1. Assemble the required documentation;
    2. download and complete the CPES Application;
    3. send the application to the ICPT Administrative Director using the "Send" button at the bottom of the application or by emailing as a PDF attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and
    4. use this link
      to submit the appropriate fee;
    5. once your application is complete and accepterd, you will be contacted by a member of our staff for an interview; and
    6. once your interview is completed and approved you will be granted the status of CPE Supervisor (CPES).

    Fees

    • Application Fee - SIT ..............$ 75.00
    • Application Fee Supervisor ....$250.00
    • Returned Check Fee ..............$ 50.00