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If you’re considering clinical pastoral education training, we want you to have all the information you need to make the right choices for your education. Below, find the answers to some of the most common questions about AdventHealth Clinical Pastoral Education so you can feel informed and confident.

Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Question: What Is the Tuition Schedule?


    Application/Admission Interview Fees

    • Application fee: $40, due with application submission
    • Admission interview fee: $50, for people who would like AdventHealth Department of Pastoral Education Faculty to conduct an interview for another center
    • There is no fee for interviews for this system’s programs

    Tuition Per Unit

    • At our Orlando CPE Center, the first unit of Level 1 or Level 2 CPE is $600.00, and each additional unit is $300.00
    • Supervisory CPE: no tuition

    Deposit Fee

    • Extended and summer internships: $200.00
    • Residency and supervisory CPE: $300.00
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    Application Fee

    A non-refundable application fee is included with each submission of application materials. The application fee is $40. All application fees are non-refundable except when an application is received for a specific program, that program is filled and the application is subsequently not reviewed. In this case, the fee and the application materials will be returned to the applicant.


    1. Tuition for a unit of Level 1 or Level 2 CPE is due on the first day of the unit unless:

      • The student submits in writing a payment or work-scholarship agreement before the end of the first week (orientation week) of that unit (see fee schedule included in this policy)
      • The CPE supervisor or associate supervisor responsible for that unit agrees to the work-scholarship plan
      • The written plan is submitted to the director of pastoral education through the CPE registrar’s office with signatures of agreement from the student and supervisor

    2. All tuition must be paid by the last day of a unit. All work scholarship shift commitments must be completed within 30 days of the last day of the unit.
    3. Supervisory CPE does not have a tuition payment for each unit


    A non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance into any program of CPE to hold a seat in that program. The deposit will only be refunded if the unit of CPE is canceled by the center.

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  • Question: Do You Offer Spanish-Language Units?


    Yes, we offer a Spanish-language part-time unit. Typically, a fall or spring extended unit consists of one class day per week, including didactic learning and group process work conducted in Spanish. Additionally, approximately 18 hours of clinical practice to diverse patients is included. Applicants must speak English and Spanish fluently for clinical hours in the hospital.

  • Question: Do You Offer Online Classes?


    We offer synchronous learning, which is a mixed-mode unit with classes offered online through the Orlando CPE System Center, and clinical practicum in an AdventHealth hospital in select states.

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    This is currently available with clinical placements in Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The applicant must live within 30 minutes of the hospital in their respective state (AdventHealth Manchester, AdventHealth Hendersonville, AdventHealth Gordon or AdventHealth Redmond).

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  • Question: What Are the AdventHealth CPE Centers in Florida?

  • Question: What Are the AdventHealth CPE Centers in Other States?


    The AdventHealth CPE centers include:

    Northeast Texas
    Texas Health Huguley
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    Clinical sites: Burleson (Dallas/Fort Worth)

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    East Kansas
    AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
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    Clinical sites: Overland Park, Shawnee Mission

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  • Question: Do You Accommodate International Applicants?


    Yes, our CPE centers welcome students from around the world. To learn more, including international applicant FAQs and how to apply from abroad, visit our information for international applicants page.

  • Question: What Are Your Safety Protocols and Immunization Requirements?


    CPE students serve in a clinical environment where there is a possibility of coming into contact with patients, families and visitors who may have a transmissible disease. Safety precautions are in place and personal protective equipment (PPE) is available for all students.

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    There are several mandatory immunizations required to work in a hospital environment. All students are required to show proof that they are immune to measles, mumps, rubella and rubeola (MMR), as well as varicella (chickenpox). Additionally, it is recommended that students are current on their seasonal flu vaccine and Tdap (tetanus) and have received the full hepatitis B vaccine series.

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  • Question: Am I Required to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine?


    CPE students are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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    On January 12, 2022, the United States Supreme Court handed down two rulings related to federal mandates. The Court ruled that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandate, which is for employers with more than 100 employees, will remain suspended. However, they ruled that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate, which requires health care workers to be vaccinated, will resume.

    The CMS mandate applies to AdventHealth’s workforce. All health care-related workers at AdventHealth must be prepared to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (as defined by the U.S. FDA) at least two weeks prior to arrival or possess a request for a medical exemption signed by a licensed medical doctor.

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Level 1, 2 and Certified Educator Clinical Pastoral Education at AdventHealth Orlando CPE System Center is accredited by: ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care and Education, 1 Concourse Parkway Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30328 www.acpe.edu Call404-320-1472