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Clinical Pastoral Education Programs at Albany Medical Center


Extended Unit (Level I CPE)
The extended unit of CPE meets one day a week (generally Mondays) from 8:30am to 4:00pm for 31 weeks (September - May) for training and group process.  Students are required to provide clinical "on call" coverage in the hospital approximately one night every two weeks.  The cost of the Extended Unit is $750.  At the successful completion of these requirements (totaling at least 100 hours of education and 300 hours of ministry), a student is granted one unit of CPE.  (The prerequisites are, high school graduation or completion of GED, a completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is preferred, a completed CPE application form, an admissions interview, eligibility to be a hospital volunteer at Albany Med, and a $30 application fee.)

Summer Unit (Level I CPE)
The summer unit of CPE is a full-time ten week experience from early June through mid-August, and meets from 8:30am to 5:00pm.  Students are required to provide clinical "on call" coverage in the hospital approximately one evening, or Saturday or Sunday, each week.  The cost of the Summer Unit is $750.  At the successful completion of these requirements (totaling at least 100 hours of education and 300 hours of ministry), a student is granted one unit of CPE.  (The prerequisites are, high school graduation or completion of GED, a completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is preferred, a completed CPE application form, an admissions interview, eligibility to be a hospital volunteer at Albany Med, and a $30 application fee.)

 Residency Program (Level II CPE)
A CPE Residency provides an extensive training experience in pastoral ministry.  The CPE Resident is employed by the hospital for the duration of their one year experience, beginning in September and ending in August.  The Residency includes a stipend of $27,456 and a full benefits package.  At the successful completion of the program (that includes at least 400 hours of education and 1600 hours of ministry), a student is granted four units of CPE.  (The prerequisites are at least one unit of Level I CPE, a Master's Degree or equivalent experience, ecclesiastical endorsement preferred, a completed CPE application form, an on-site admissions interview, eligibility to be a hospital employee at Albany Med, and a $30 application fee.)

Annual Notice of Student Records at Albany Medical Center (PDF)


If you have any questions or are interested in discussing how CPE might fit into your ministry plans, please contact us at (518) 262-3176 or email
ratmeyh@mail.amc.edu

Albany Medical Center is fully accrediated to provide Level I and Level II CPE by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) in Decatur, GA.  ACPE is recognized as an accredited agency in the field of clinical pastoral education by the US Secretary of Education, through the US Department of Education.

Learn more about the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

ACPE
1549 Clairmont Road
Suite 103
Decatur, GA 30033

(404) 320-1472


ACPE Website - www.acpe.com
ACPE Application Form - www.acpe.edu/MembershipForms.html
FAQ - www.acpe.edu/StudentsFAQ.html