ACPE Accreditation Commission
The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE) was established in 1967 through the merger of four groups: The Institute of Pastoral Care, Inc.; The Council for Clinical Training, Inc.; the Association of Clinical Pastoral Educators; and the certification and accreditation functions of the Lutheran Council in the USA. ACPE carries on the commitment of these organizations to advance clinical pastoral education (CPE) as experience-based theological education. Today, ACPE enjoys national and international recognition as an educational organization for its work in setting standards, accrediting CPE centers and programs, and certifying supervisors in clinical pastoral education.
To see a list of upcoming Periodic Review Dates by Region go to the Accreditation Dates page. This page will be updated twice a year after the Accreditation Commission has met.
A summary of Accreditation Actions for review:
The 2010 Accreditation Manual is the official guide to the process of accreditation of clinical pastoral education centers and programs through ACPE. It is designed to assist centers in understanding, planning for and engaging in the ACPE accreditation process.
The ACPE encourages you to convert your own PDF to MS Word documents by using this online converter. Below are some common forms requested as a MS Word document.
Policies and Procedures
National Site Team Chairs