New Certification Process

In May 2014, the Board of Directors appointed the Certification Reform Task Force and the Professional Development Task Force. After a several intense years of work and research, the two task forces proposed a new model to certify ACPE Certified Educators. In May 2016, after affirming the full proposal, the Board of Directors appointed a Certification Implementation Team.

Certification Implementation Team
Mary Stewart Hall, Chair, Dallas, Texas
Robin Booth, Vice Chair, Dallas, Texas
Tahara Akmal, West Reading, Pennsylvania
Chris Brown, Baltimore, Maryland 
Adriana Cavina, Phoenix, Arizona
Marcos Collado, Indianapolis, Indiana 
Kitty Garlid, Brunswick, Maine 
Amy Greene, Cleveland, Ohio
Anastasia Holman, Camel, Indiana
Gary Sartain
, Apple Valley, Minnesota

Staff
Marc Medwed, ACPE Director of Programs
Sheilah Hawk, ACPE Certification Coordinator


Presentations

The team made the following presentations on the progress of their work at the 2017 Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN. 
  Introduction to the Certification Process
  Competency Based Education
  Peer Review
  Theory Integration Presentation

Educational Video Series

  Understanding Competencies 
The new Certification Process will utilize a competency-based approach to education.  This video is narrated by Tahara Akmal, ACPE Certified Educator.  Tahara is currently the Director of CPE at Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading, PA. She served as a member of the Certification Reform Work Group and is currently a member of the implementation team.  This video will give an introduction to competencies, how they are utilized and how they are assessed.

  Competencies for Admission
This video is narrated by Kitty Garlid, ACPE Certified Educator and BCC.  Kitty is currently the Director of Spiritual Care at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.  She served as a member of the Certification Reform Work Group and is currently a member of the implementation team.  This video is designed to illuminate the competencies that an applicant to a Certified Educator Program is expected to be able to demonstrate.  Evaluation of these competencies by a local center and the Certification Commission will be used in determining admission both to a local center as well as into the formal ACPE Certified Educator Program.

  Admission Process
This video is narrated by Marcos Collado, ACPE Certified Educator.  Marcos is currently a Pastoral Educator at IU Health in Indianapolis, IN.  He is currently a member of the implementation team.  This video is designed to explain the Admission Process for applicants to a Certified Educator Program.  As shared in the video, the Admission Process begins with the local center, and then upon acceptance, moves to the ACPE process for formal acceptance into the Certified Educator Program.

For those currently in the Certification Process