Certified Educator Candidate

Requirements for CEC applications:

Applications are not considered until the following steps are completed.

  1. Fill out an electronic application by visiting uabmedicine.org/web/careers/search-open-jobs, click on “Search Open Jobs” under UAB Hospital, then click on “Search Openings,” and type in keyword “Certified Educator Candidate/Chaplain Educator Candidate.
  2. Mail a $50.00 application fee. Make the check payable to “UAB Pastoral Care” (see mailing address below).
  3. Admission to UAB’s CEC program includes the following criteria:
  • A completed  Application for Certified Educator Programs
  • College graduation
  • Master’s of Divinity or its equivalent.
  • Ordination or commissioning to function as a spiritual care provider by an appropriate religious/spiritual authority as determined by ACPE. Individuals whose spiritual or religious community do not have ordination should email  certification@acpe.edu for more information.
  • Endorsement/statement of accountability from an appropriate religious/spiritual authority as determined by ACPE
  • Successful completion of a minimum of four units of CPE that includes Level II CPE Outcomes.
  • Demonstration of spiritual care and conceptual competence as evidenced by the attainment/completion of Level I/Level II Outcomes.
  • Certification or eligibility to be certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains, the Association for Catholic Chaplains, Canadian Association for Spiritual or the National Association for Jewish Chaplains.
  • Evaluation of the competencies for admission to a Certified Educator Program.
  • Mail/email application materials to the Director of Spiritual Care & CPE, UAB Department of Pastoral Care, WP125, 615 18th ST S, Birmingham, AL

4. Complete all the requirements for the ACPE admission process by visiting https://acpe.edu/programs/cpe-educator-certification/admission-process

Rev. Vic Dippenaar, Director Spiritual Care & CPE.

  • Email:  jdippenaar@uabmc.edu
  • Phone 205.934.2085
  • Mailing Address:  WP-125-J, 615 18th ST S, Birmingham, AL 35249-6555.