Certification Resources

Ethical Accountability Form
The Ethical Accountability Form (Appendix 1) is required as part of your Clinical Membership application. It does not need to be re-submitted in preparation for future committees. Changes affecting your adherence to the Ethical Conduct Policy need to be reported on the Attestation of Good Standing (Appendix 8).

Attestation of Good Standing
Each and every time you meet a committee, including a readiness committee, you will need to submit a completed Attestation of Good Standing (Appendix 8) to the Certification Coordinator. The supporting documentation listed on the appendix under the applicable heading must be included every time.

Ordination/Commissioning and Endorsement
To meet a committee for Supervisory Candidate, you submit documentation of your ordination or commissioning to practice ministry. You must also submit documentation of your endorsement by your faith group. All documentation should be submitted to the Certification Coordinator.

If your faith group is not currently recognized by ACPE, please submit the Faith Group Information Form online or to the Certification Coordinator.

Any changes to your ordination/commissioning or endorsement, during the certification process or once certified, must be reported to the Certification Coordinator

Masters of Divinity or Equivalency
To meet a committee for Supervisory Candidate, you must also submit documentation demonstrating completion of a Masters of Divinity to the Certification Coordinator.

If you are seeking a Masters of Divinity equivalency , contact your Regional Certification Chair to request an assessment of equivalency. Your assessment must be completed before you apply to meet a committee for candidacy. Your equivalency assessment must be submitted to the Certification Coordinator.

See Definition of Terms for more details.

Theory Papers

Theory papers being submitted for the first time will be read at a Certification Hub. See deadlines for submitting theory papers on the Certification Hub page. For rewrites, contact Sheilah Hawk.

Declaration to Meet a Committee for Candidates

For more information on declaring to meet a committee, please visit our new Certification Hub page.                                                                                                                                                      

Applications

  • CPE Application - PDF DOC  (Send the completed form to the center you wish to attend.)
  • Certified Educator Candidate Application - PDF  DOC  (Send the completed form to the center you wish to attend.)
Certification Chair

The Rev. Mary Stewart Hall
Dept of Pastoral Care
Methodist Health System
1441 N. Beckley Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208

(214) 947-2470
CertificationChair@acpe.edu
Certification Coordinator

Sheilah Hawk
ACPE National Office
One West Court Square
Suite 325
Decatur, GA 30030

(678) 636-6226
Certification@acpe.edu
Director of Programs

Marc Medwed
ACPE National Office
One West Court Square
Suite 325
Decatur, GA 30030  

(678) 636-6223
marc@acpe.edu