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

Individuals decide to participate in CPE for a variety of good reasons. For those who are interested in pursuing chaplaincy professionally, CPE provides the clinical component of the credentials needed for professional certification. These individuals look to acquire spiritual care skills, develop their professional identity and deepen their capacity to identify their competence as a chaplain. Others may utilize CPE to hone their listening and responding skills in order to assist them in their existing ministries. Many students come to CPE looking for a time of extended discernment about a career or calling.

For those interested in pursuing professional certification, the CPE Residency program will provide opportunities to become familiar with the various professional spiritual care organizations and their requirements and processes for certification. The program will help the individual focus on demonstrating their competence as a provider of spiritual care.