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Fort Collins Clinical Pastoral Education

Fort Collins Clinical Pastoral Education (FCCPE) is a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program serving Northern Colorado, based in Fort Collins, and sponsored and supported by Colorado State University, Columbine Health Systems, and UCHealth – Poudre Valley Hospital.

FCCPE is a Satellite CPE program of the University of Colorado Hospital’s CPE program. The programs are accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.

ACPE is the premier, U. S. Department of Education-recognized organization that provides the highest quality CPE programs for spiritual care professionals of any faith and in any setting. This is accomplished through a rigorous accreditation and certification process for centers and educators that provide CPE. The depth of ACPE accredited CPE enables students to realize their full potential to strengthen the spiritual health of people in their care as well as themselves.

FCCPE provides education for spiritual care professionals at three sites in Fort Collins, Colorado. Spiritual Care Residents provide ministry on the campus of Colorado State University, within the facilities of Columbine Health Systems (senior care), and at Poudre Valley Hospital – UCHealth.


What is Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)?

What are the requirements to enter the FCCPE program?

How do I apply?

How will I be supported while participating in CPE?

What are the clinical sites that make up the Fort Collins Clinical Pastoral Educations program?

What will my participation in the Fort Collins Clinical Pastoral Education program prepare me to do professionally?


» University of Colorado Hospital CPE Programs

» Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)

» Neshama: National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)

» National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC)

» American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)

» Spiritual Care Association (SCA)