Minimum Requirements for Admission

  • Two or more years of graduate theological education, pastoral experience and involvement that demonstrates a clear interest in personal and professional growth and spiritual care and ministry.  Laypersons may have equivalent qualifications.
  • Completed and signed CPE Application Form , including references and required essays.
  • $30 application fee (payable to “Cedars-Sinai Medical Center”).
  • An admissions interview, if selected.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center CPE Program is a Satellite of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles CPE Program, 4650 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323-361-2482), which is accredited to offer Level I, Level II and Supervisory Education by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE), One West Court Square, Suite 325, Decatur, GA 30030. Tel: 404.320.1472; Fax: 404.320.0849, Email:

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