Training Units

ICPT offers four (4) units of CPE and SIT training. Students may engage in fulltime or part-time study. Students do not have to enroll in every unit. Students may enroll for 1, 2, 3, or 4 units. Training units are 400 clock hours each.


Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Units

  • Fulltime: A full-time unit is 12 weeks long and includes at least 300 hours of direct clinical contact hours with designated clientele or patients and 100 hours of lecture and peer review with a group of not less than two peers. The student must be engaged in a clinical ministry setting no less than 25 hours per week.
  • Part-time: A part-time time unit is 24 weeks long and includes at least 300 hours of direct clinical contact hours with designated clientele or patients and 100 hours of lecture and peer review with a group of not less than two peers. The student must be engaged in a clinical ministry setting no less than 12.5 hours per week.

Supervisor in Training (SIT) Units

  • Fulltime: A full-time unit is 12 weeks long and includes 100 hours of didactic and 300 hours of supervisor in training clinical training. During the 300 hour the applied learning involves taking theories and principles garnered in the didactic training to solve problems students might encounter. The SIT applies theoretical learning to help students overcome mental or spiritual hurdles thus, improving student learning outcomes with patients/clients. The clinical part involves working one-on-one with students to help them achieve a higher level of CPE skills. This may include addressing individual learning differences and designing academic plans to help students rectify issues at their clinical sites. The student must be engaged in a clinical supervision no less than 25 hours per week.
  • Part-time: A part-time time unit is 24 weeks long and includes 100 hours of didactic and 300 hours of supervisor in training clinical training. During the 300 hour the applied learning involves taking theories and principles garnered in the didactic training to solve problems students might encounter. The SIT applies theoretical learning to help students overcome mental or spiritual hurdles thus, improving student learning outcomes with patients/clients. The clinical part involves working one-on-one with students to help them achieve a higher level of CPE skills. This may include addressing individual learning differences and designing academic plans to help students rectify issues at their clinical sites. The student must be engaged in a clinical ministry setting no less than 12.5 hours per week.

Training Schedules

Suggested training schedules are posted on the website for 2018 and 2019. New session schedules may become available depending on enrollment requests.

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Note training schedules posted on the website may change due to failure to meet minimum enrollment standards. Training units must include at least two (2) enrollees to start. Units with fewer than two students will be postponed until additional students are admitted.


Fulltime Schedules:

Summer 2018

  • July 6, 2018 - Last Date of Registration for the Summer Unit
  • July 9, 2018 - September 30, 2018 - Summer Unit Start/End Dates
  • July 10, 2018 - Registration Opens for the Fall Unit
  • October 1, 2018 - October 7, 2018 - Break

Fall 2018

  • September 28, 2018 - Last Date of Registration for the Fall Unit
  • October 8, 2018 - December 30, 2018 - Fall Unit Start/End Dates
  • October 9, 2018 - Registration Opens for the Winter 2019 Unit
  • January 1, 2019 - January 7, 2019 - Break

Winter 2019

  • December 26, 2018 - Last Date of Registration for the Winter Unit
  • January 7, 2019 - March 31, 2019 Winter Unit Start/End Dates
  • January 8, 2019 - Registration Opens for the Spring 2019 Unit
  • April 1, 2019 - April 7, 2019 - Break

Spring 2019

  • March 26, 2019 - Last Day of Registration for the Spring Unit
  • April 8, 2019 - June 30, 2019 - Spring Unit Start/End Dates
  • April 9, 2019 - Registration Opens for the Summer 2019 Unit
  • July 1, 2019 - July 7, 2019 - Break.

Part-Time Schedules:

Winter 2019

  • December 26, 2018 - Last Day of Registration for the Winter Unit
  • January 7 - June 30, 2019 - Winter Part-Time Unit Start/End Dates
  • January 8, 2019 - Registration opens for the Summer Unit
  • July 1- July 7, 2019 - Break

Summer 2019

  • June 25, 2019 - Last Day of Registration for Semester 2 Units
  • July 8 - December 22, 2019 - Semester 2 Part-Time Unit Start/End Dates
  • October 1, 2019 - Registration Opens for 2020 Semester 1 Part-Time Units
  • December 23 - December 30, 2019 - Break