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.
55 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard
Suite 835, Atlanta, GA
Phone: (404) 320-1472
Fax: (404) 320-0849


2021-2022 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.

August 30, 2021 – September 3, 2022

  • ​6 full time positions with on-call available

  • Four (4) CPE units

  • Hourly pay of $18.27/hr or $38,000/annually plus call pay

  • First day medical, vision, dental and health savings account 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 Community Medical Centers’ four acute-care facilities, with an average daily census of 555 patients. Community is a private, not-for-profit healthcare network based in Fresno, California, and the largest healthcare organization and private employer in Central California. We also partner with University of California, San Francisco, one of the top medical schools in the world to bring cutting-edge expertise to the Valley.

With 685 beds, Community Regional's 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. We're also home to an 84 bed Level 3 NICU and a brand new pediatric specialty care unit.