Application for the Spring 2021 Term has closed. We will begin accepting applications for Summer 2021 Monday, 12 April 2021.

NOTICE: If you have never taken a CPE unit with ICPT or it has been more than three (3) months since your last ICPT CPE unit then you are a New Student and must complete the New Student Application. Do not submit a Returning CPE Student Enrollment as doing so will only delay your process. All currentlly enrolled ICPT CPE students may submit a Returning CPE Student Enrollment. The same applies to SIT Students--If you are a new SIT student please submit a New SIT Student Application. If you are a current CPE student in unit 4 and wish to apply for the SIT program or it has been more than three (3) months since your last ICPT SIT unit then you are a New SIT Student and must complete the New SIT Student Application. If you are a current SIT student you may submit a Returning SIT Student Enrollment. New applicants, please read all the admissions and enrollment requirements below before initiating your application.

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Admissions and Enrollment Requirements

General Requirements:

  • Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Applicants must be 18 or older.
  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, or greater, from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two (2) years of ministerial experience or applicable professional experience.
  • Applicants without a bachelor's degree must have a minimum five (5) years of ministry experience or applicable professional experience.

Additional Requirements

  • The applicants must be willing to adhere to their own faith tradition and be willing to learn with those of faith traditions other than their own.
  • Applicants must possess the ability to minister to persons in various emotional states.
  • Applicants must be willing to learn from others and be able to communicate effectively to those who possess different values without proselytizing or evangelizing.
  • Applicants must have his/her own transportation to get to and from unit sessions/clinical sites.
  • Applicants must adhere to the policies and procedures at their clinical site and/or place of ministry including, but not limited to, working in a smoke free environment.
  • New Student Application Process-Please follow these instructions completely

    1. Download this Faith Leader Referral form. Have your faith leader complete it, sign it in ink, and send it back to you as a PDF. You must then upload it as part of the application when prompted. This is a required form and you will not be able to proceed without it.
    2. Download this Clinical Site Agreement. Have your preceptor at your clinical site complete it, and sign it in ink, and send it back to you as a PDF. You must then upload it to the required area in the application. This is a required form. Your application will not be processed without it.
    3. Complete the New Student Application form for the CPE or SIT units following the application process below. All sections of the application must be completed, and all required documentation submitted. The required documentation is:
      • Provide a reflective autobiography of 3-5 pages giving special attention to pivotal life events and relationships that have shaped you as a person.
      • Describe a situation where you helped a person in a difficult situation (applicants with previous CPE experience may should provide a case study).
      • Describe your understanding of Clinical Pastoral Education and what you hope to gain in personal and professional development.
      • Provide a brief Curriculum Vitae that describes your education, training, and work experience.
      • A fully completed and signed (in ink) faith leader referral form
      • A fully completed and signed (in ink) clinical site agreement
    4. The application requires you to pay the application fee. The application fee is non-refundable.
    5. Participate in an admissions interview.

    Once your application is approved, you will receive another e-mail containing the link to your enrollment agreement. This document is the final step in the enrollment process and requires payment of your tuition in full. If your employer or other entity is making payment for you, please inform your interviewer.

    Begin the Application and Enrollment Process

    New Student Enrollment Process

    1. Following approval of the New Student Application form, applicants must complete the ICPT New Student Enrollment Agreement for the CPE or SIT units. A link will be provided by the Admissions and Enrollment office to complete the Enrollment Agreement. All sections of the form must be completed, and all required documentation submitted.
    2. Tuition and fees must be paid, in full as part of the enrollment process.

    Returning Student Enrollment Process

    1. Students that return to ICPT within three (3) months following completion of each unit must complete the ICPT Returning Student Enrollment Agreement for the CPE or SIT units. A link will be provided by the Admissions and Enrollment office to complete the Enrollment Agreement. All sections of the form must be completed, and all required documentation submitted:
      1. Complete a Returning Student Enrollment Agreement for each new unit.
      2. Tuition and fees must be paid, in full as part of the enrollment process.
    2. Students that return to ICPT more than three (3) months following completion of each unit will be treated as a “New Student” and must:
      1. Reapply according to the New Student Application Process.
      2. Complete a New Student Enrollment Agreement for each new unit.

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    Customized Corporate Enrollments

    Many students are very typically enrolled through our corporate clients whereby the client determines their enrollment needs including the number of units taken and the unit start dates. They also pay for the training. In these instances, the application and enrollment process are adjusted to meet the client’s expectations.

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    Student Handbook/Clinical Training Guide

    ICPT’s current policies and procedures, academic offerings and unit syllabi are detailed in the Student Handbook. Click here to review the current handbook.

    The Clinical Training Guide is a supplement to the Student Handbook.

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    Tuition and Fees

    Tuition must be paid, in full, prior to the start of the unit unless the student has a Third-Party Sponsor and with the approved Third-Party Sponsor paperwork on file (see Third Party Sponsorship section in handbook for more details). Failure to pay in full prior to the start of the unit and/or failure of Third-Party Sponsorship payment will result in disenrollment.

     

    Standard Tuition & Fees

    Application Fee (one-time, non-refundable) $75.00
    Tuition per Unit for Supervisor in Training (SIT) Units 1, 2, 3, or 4       $1235.00
    Tuition per Unit for Clinical Pastoral Education Units 1, 2, 3, or 4 $1235.00

    Other Fees

     

    Returned Check Fee $50.00
    Certificate of Completion Replacement Fee     $50.00
    Payment/Refund Processing Fees* varies

    *Payment and refunding fees are determined by the student choice of payment method vendor (i.e. PayPal, etc) 

     

    Payment Methods:

    Tuition is paid during the enrollment process online by credit/debit card or PayPal Credit only. Telephone payments will not be accepted. All refunds are processed through the student’s selected payment method, which may include processing fees. 

    PayPal transactions mayincur processing fees, which are not returned by PayPal in the event of a refund. PayPal’s current standard fee rate for online transactions is 2.90% of the transaction amount plus a fixed fee ($0.30). Additional PayPal fees may apply such as international transaction fees. All applicable PayPal fees can be found at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/paypal-fees.

     

    Prepayments & Tuition Holdovers:

     

    Students and/or Sponsors may pre-pay for multiple units in advance (not to exceed 12 months in advance). However, should unit cancellation or withdrawal occur, any applicable refunds may not be held over for future units. Refunds will be processed in accordance with ICPT’s Refund Policy.

     

     


    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    The Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT) maintains a refund policy that clearly identifies the refund due if the student cancels, withdraws, or is terminated from the program or if ICPT cancels a unit. The following definitions and procedures are the key components of this policy.

    Definitions

     

    1. Administrative Withdrawal / Termination –Institution may terminate a student’s enrollment in a unit for failure to meet academic, attendance, and/or conduct policies. No advanced notice is required for administrative withdrawals and may occur for the following reasons:
      1. failure to attend two (2) consecutive video group meetings; and/or
      2. failure to attend two (2) consecutive supervisory coaching sessions; and/or
    2. Student Disenrollment – Student formally requests to disenroll from the unit/program. The date of the formal notice to ICPT faculty or staff is the effective date of the student disenrollment. Students may submit cancellation/withdrawal requests to the Director of Education and Administrative Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Student disenrollment is categorized as:
      1. Cancellation / No Start –Student accepted for Enrollment by ICPT requests disenrollment prior to the start of the unit and/or within the first week of the unit with no academic activity (see Last Day of Attendance definition for academic activity).
      2. Withdrawal – Student requests disenrollment within the first week of the unit with academic activity and/or requests disenrollment within the second week of the unit or thereafter.
    3. No Show – Student never attends class at the institution after enrolling and does not inform the institution. Students who do not attend or communicate with ICPT within the first week will be automatically disenrolled as a No Show.
    4. Program Cancellation – ICPT cancels a unit prior to or after the start date.
    5. Applicant Rejection – Application for enrollment is rejected by ICPT following the submission of a Student Application.
      1. failure to log into the ICPT Learning Center for two (2) consecutive weeks; and/or
      2. failure to attend and post on the discussion board in the ICPT Learning Center for two (2) consecutive weeks; and/or
      3. failure to submit two (2) consecutive required assignments; and/or
      4. failure to comply with ICPT policies and procedures.
    1. Last Date of Attendance (LDA) – Due to the nature of ICPT’s Interactive Distance Learning environment, the last date of attendance is defined as the last date of student academic activity within the ICPT learning environment, including: accessing course content in the Learning Management System (LMS), submitting an assignment, and/or participating in a supervisory session, discussion forum, or cohort meeting.
    2. Date of Determination (DOD) –The effective date of cancellation: the date of ICPT program cancellation, the date the student provides cancellation/withdrawal notice to the institution, or the date the institution terminates or disenrolls the student by applying the attendance, conduct, or satisfactory academic progress policy.

     

    Refunds

     

    Refund Amounts are determined based on the nature and date of cancellation, rejection, and/or last day of attendance. All Students rejected or disenrolled from a unit will receive a Tuition Refund Worksheet. Refunds, if applicable, will be processed within 45 days from the date of determination via the method of payment utilized by the student (e.g., debit/credit card, PayPal Credit, or check (if applicable) subject to payment method processing fees. ICPT is not responsible for lost checks.

     

     

    1. Applicant Rejection – Student will be refunded 100% of tuition paid; ICPT will retain the application fee.
    2. Program Cancellation – Students enrolled prior to cancellation will be refunded 100% of tuition and fees paid.
    3. No Show, Cancellation, or No Start – Student will be refunded 100% of tuition paid; ICPT will retain the application fee.
    4. Withdrawal or Termination - Refund amounts for Withdrawal or Termination after the Start Date of a Unit will be based on the student’s LDA. When determining the number of weeks completed by the student, the institution considers a partial week the same as if a whole week were completed.
      1. First Week of Unit – Student will be refunded 90% of the tuition paid. ICPT will also retain the Application fee.
      2. Second through Sixth Week of Unit (12th week for part-time units) - ICPT will retain the Application fee; plus, a pro rata portion of the tuition for the training period completed.
      3. After the Sixth Week of Unit (12th week for part-time units) – Student is not eligible for refund and is responsible for all tuition and fees.

     

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