Program Requirements

Program Requirements

  • Learning contract negotiated with Certified Educator
  • At least 400 hours of combined ministry and participation in supervised group process
  • Recording and evaluation of ministry
  • Reflection on ministry with peers and Certified Educator
  • Individual supervisory conferences
  • Final written self-evaluation
  • Final written evaluation by Certified Educator

Learning Units

One unit of CPE is equal to a minimum of 400 hours.

Several part-time CPE unit opportunities are available during the year.

Residency Programs extend for one year from January - January.

Please see our CPE Program Calendar for program dates.

Certification as a Chaplain requires 4 units of CPE, a Masters Degree in Theological Studies and meeting with one of the national committees:

  • The National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC)
  • The Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)
  • The Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE)
  • The National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)