CPE Levels

Level I

Students accepted into Upstate's CPE program generally begin as Level I students. CPE Standards define Level I by distinct learning objectives and outcomes that range from the ability to initiate a helping relationship to being able to articulate one's religious heritage as it impacts pastoral care.

Level II

The CPE Standards describe Level II as having accomplished the Level I learning outcomes and working at a greater depth and with intent, generally, towards national chaplaincy board certification. At Upstate, a student must complete two units of Level I CPE before applying to be accepted as a Level II student. Students who have prior CPE training at another center and who wish to enter as a Level II student will be assessed on a case-by-case basis during the application process. An Upstate student is required to meet a consultation committee composed of several CPE Professional Advisory Council members and a certified chaplain to assess readiness to function as a Level II student.

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Chaplain interns graduate from Clinical Pastoral Education program at Upstate

Chaplain interns Eric Haynes and Jorge Ramirez, recent graduates of Upstateā€™s Clinical Pastoral Education Program, describe their experiences in the nationally accredited program that includes clinical experiences in addition to instructional hours as they learn the art of spiritual care.

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Upstate program forms spiritual caregivers
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