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The Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program at Community Regional Medical Center provides professional training for spiritual care providers to improve their professional ministry skills. The CPE program is a multi-faith and inter-faith environment that respects diversity.

The Clinical Pastoral Education program at Community Regional Medical Center is fully accredited to offer ACPE Certified CPE™ programs of Level I/II and Certified Educator CPE by:

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.

1 Concourse Parkway

Suite 800 

Atlanta, GA 30028

Phone: (404) 320-1472

Fax: (404) 320-0849


Clinical Pastoral Education Residency Program

In the CPE residency program, you'll be a part of an engaging, dynamic and effective training program with an ACPE Certified Educator. We use the action-reflection model of learning and experience-based learning methods to encourage you to become a reflective spiritual care practitioner in the medical field so you can serve patients, family members, and others at the hospital.

Level I: This is a course where you'll learn the basic skills of spiritual care. It helps students develop their identity as a professional spiritual care provider and learn some basic skills like active listening, grief support, assessment of group dynamic, self-awareness, crisis intervention, spiritual assessment, and cultural, religious and spiritual diversity.

Level II: In this more advanced course the goal is to integrate what students learned from Level I into their spiritual care ministry at the hospital.

Certified Educator CPE Level: This level is for those who’ve finished Level I and Level II and are interested in becoming an ACPE certified educator.

The residency program begins in September each year. 
  • 6 full-time temporary positions with on-call available
  • Four (4) CPE units
  • Hourly pay of $20.41/hr ($42,452/annually) + call pay
  • First day medical, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts available
  • Quarterly tuition of $600 per unit of CPE ($2,400 annually)

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. - required
  • Bachelor’s Degree - required
  • 1 year of Masters of Divinity or equivalency – preferred
  • One unit of ACPE certified CPE – preferred

About Community Regional

Community Regional Medical Center is the flagship of the four acute-care facilities of Community Medical Centers — a private, not-for-profit healthcare system based in Fresno, California. We are the largest healthcare provider and private employer in Central California, and measure up with top hospitals nationally. 

With 921 beds, we are home to the only Level 1 trauma and comprehensive burn centers between Los Angeles and Sacramento. Our 56,000 square-foot emergency department is one of the largest and busiest in the state and is home to an 84-bed, Level 3 NICU with a pediatric specialty care unit. 

Community Medical Centers serves over 2.5 million people within nine counties, averaging a daily census of 728 patients. We’re affiliated with University of California, San Francisco, as a teaching facility, and have trained more than 3,000 medical doctors to date while investing in research and training grants.

For More Information or to Apply Contact

Rev. Dr. Beverly K. Hartz

ACPE Certified Educator

(559) 459-2734

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