Recognition As An Accrediting Agency

The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. is nationally recognized as an accrediting agency in the field of clinical pastoral education by the U.S. Secretary of Education through the U.S. Department of Education.

Confirmation of status is available from:
The United States Department of Education
Accreditation and State Liaison Division
Office of Postsecondary Education, Room 7105,
1990 K Street
Washington, D.C. 20026-8509
Fax: (202) 219-7005

Public Comment Invited
A comprehensive directory of centers and programs accredited by ACPE is located online, arranged geographically by region, and then sorted alphabetically by state.

The national office also maintains a listing of Centers Currently Accredited by ACPE with next review date. Comments on the program or institution's qualifications and/or compliance with ACPE standards are invited. These comments may be sent either to the national Accreditation Commission Chair, the Executive Director, or the Accreditation Manager.

Written comments are especially welcome early in the year the center is scheduled for review. Please visit the Accreditation page for a complete roster of commission members.