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Clinical Pastoral Education


St. Luke's Hospital CPE Learning Center is accredited by
ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care & Education​

One West Court Square, Suite 325
Decatur, GA 30030

ACPE is nationally recognized as an accrediting agency in the field of clinical pastoral education by the U.S. Secretary of Education through the U.S. Department of Education.

We are accredited to offer CPE programs in all levels:

  • CPE Level I and Level II
  • Supervisory Education

ACPE is a multicultural, multi-faith organization devoted to providing education and improving the quality of ministry and pastoral care offered by spiritual caregivers of all faiths through the clinical educational methods of Clinical Pastoral Education. Visit the ACPE Website for more information www.acpe.edu.

  1. During our last site visit 10-year Accreditation Review, the reviewers’ report assessed 11 areas of strength in our CPE Learning Center.
  2. Center’s supervisory and adjunct faculty diversity.
  3. Professional Consultation Committee’s meaningful involvement and support of the CPE Program, serving as long-tenured members.
  4. Support staff is knowledgeable and responsive to the needs of students and staff.
  5. Strong curriculum that is specific to each Level and Type of CPE.
  6. Strong clinical context in acute care and long-term care. Continually exploring new clinical contexts.
  7. Exemplary organizational abilities of ACPE Certified Educators and support staff.
  8. Organizational (Hospital) emphasis on excellence and quality with numerous National awards that help provide an outstanding learning environment.
  9. Strong administrative support from the CEO and Senior Leadership, including some serving as members in the Learning Center’s Professional Consultation Committee.
  10. Student achievement is demonstrated in successful certification of Supervisory Education Students fostering new leaders in the realm of ACPE.
  11. Extended CPE Program is a tremendous community service in facilitating ministers of all faiths to improve their skills while serving in their current ministry setting.
  12. Long history of support from the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri and the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy continues to be an asset.