Completing a course or courses or any of the Certificate Programs we offer does not guarantee employment or certification as a Board-Certified Chaplain. Additional requirements are up to the certifying organization and an employers HR requirements.
We are committed to teaching to common qualifications and
competencies established by the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc. (BCCI) However,
we approach the course and teach it from within an unapologetically Biblical
Evangelical Protestant Christian worldview.
Being accepted as a student does not guarantee you will pass
CPE. Failure may require you to repeat a course to proceed forward on the
journey. A student's ability to proceed to the next level of CPE, e.g., 200, 300, or 400, is dependent on the recommendation of their CPE Supervisor-Educator. A positive recommendation is required for enrollment in all subsequent CPE courses.
We expect our students to engage in the hard work of self
study, self awareness, and life transformation. Failure to embrace the process
of the Action-Reflection method of learning can result in failing the course.
This is about the personal transformation required to be an excellent spiritual
If you have completed CPE courses with another accredited CPE program, we may accept one unit earned for students who transfer to our
program. We will not accept a transfer of more than 1 CPE course.
Some clinical settings and hospital HR hiring protocols still
require ACPE only. Though we believe this violates Equal Opportunity
Employment, we cannot guarantee a job in one of these settings. However, we
have had success at convincing some HR departments to update their hiring
protocols now that ACPE is no longer the only option for CPE and Board
Certification. HR departments are slowly updating their requirements.
The curriculum of CPEI is accredited by IACET. An application for accreditation by a U.S. Dept. of Education recognized accreditor has been submitted. Though we do anticipate approval of DOE recognized accreditation in the near future, this is
We currently collaborate with three board certifying agencies
including CPEI, ACCC, and SCA. Each organization has its own requirements
and unique processes. Each one has advantages and disadvantages in vocational
opportunities. It is up to the student to determine the best option for their
Christian Chaplains & Coaching charges a Campus and
Coaching fee that is separate from the regular tuition and fees. This fee is refundable
only up to the day before the first day of the term/semester.
Successful students will receive certificates of completion
for CPE directly from CPEI.
Students are accountable to the learning outcomes and expectations
established by CPEI as taught by Christian Chaplains & Coaching.
Learning goals, anticipated outcomes, and competencies for CPE 100, 200, 300, and 400 provide scaffolding for student academic growth. Each subsequent course builds on the previous learning experience. Each student must demonstrate a sincere and conscientious effort to achieve these goals, outcomes, and competencies.
A student's degree of sincere and conscientious efforts will be evaluated and assessed by their CPE peers, internship site coordinator, CPE Supervisory Candidate, and CPE Supervisor-Educator.