CPE at Eden

Eden Offers Virtual CPE Course

New Sessions Forming Now!

Fall 2024: August 19, 2024 – January 31, 2025
Application Due: June 14, 2024

Spring 2025: January 13 – June 27, 2025
Application Due: November 15, 2024

Eden has partnered with Sankofa CPE Center, LLC to offer an Innovative Program offering virtual, accredited CPE Training for academic credit.

Why CPE with Eden?

    • Accredited ACPE Unit (1)
    • Accredited Academic Credits (3)
    • Convenient – use of your own clinical setting and the class meets online at an agreed upon time and date
    • Community Focused – CPE looks different outside of a hospital setting
    • Digital Connections – meet with people though the phone or on Zoom
    • Social Justice Oriented – exploring spiritual care for those in the midst of social justice issues or those leading social justice movements

All interested persons are encouraged to watch this video, read through the following criteria, and apply soon!

Requirements and Criteria for Eden’s CPE Course

You must meet the following criteria to enroll in this course:

  • Be an enrolled Master level or Doctoral level student at Eden  OR
  • Be an enrolled Credit Non-Degree Student.

You must complete the following steps to be considered for the CPE Course/1 Unit of CPE:

  • Application for Clinical Pastoral Education found at ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education Application;
  • 2024 Application for ACPE Course Background Check and Insurance Authorization form (2024 Background Check and Insurance Authorization).
  • Interview with CPE Program Director;
  • Upon notification of acceptance to CPE Program, Complete Background Check (additional instructions provided), and
  • Upon notification and approval of background check, Apply and pay for Liability Insurance at (proof of insurance is required prior to the start of class).  The cost is $30.00 paid directly to Liability Insurance provider.

Semester Charge for ACPE Program

Item Amount
Eden 3 Credit Course Fee (3 credits @ $775/credit) $2,325.00
ACPE Program Fee (level I) $2,500.00
Background Check Fee $50.00
Total Charged to Student Account $4,875.00
Liability Insurance Fee (third-party provider)* $41.00
Total Cost of CPE Program $4,916.00

* Paid directly to provider of Liability Insurance.


Please note: Your balance must be paid in full to receive final grades and enroll in the following semester courses.  Furthermore, no certificates, completion statement or documents will be released until the balance is paid in full.

Why Eden Now?

At a time when communities are suffering from racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, political unrest, and economic decline, Eden Theological Seminary has partnered with the Sankofa CPE Center to bring ACPE Accredited Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in a virtual format to a wider community where a diverse group of Chaplains are needed.