How to Apply to CPE at UAB

UAB Hospital North PavilionFor Residents:

The 2018 – 2019 Residency Group has been selected.

The application process for the August 2019 – September 2020 Residency opens on January 31, 2019. When the application link is activated, applicants can start the application process by clicking HERE.

Applications are not considered until the three steps as listed below are completed.

What are the minimum requirements?

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two (2) years of service with a faith community required. A Master of Divinity degree or Master’s in Theological Studies is preferred.

Work experience may not substitute for the minimum education requirement. Ordination, Commission or Licensure as a minister / faith leader or in the process of obtaining such status also preferred.

How should I apply?

  1. Fill out an electronic application by visiting, click on “Search Open Jobs” under UAB Hospital, then click on “Search Openings,” and type in keyword “Chaplain Resident.”
  2. Complete an ACPE application and mail it to ACPE Certified Educator, UAB Department of Pastoral Care, WP125, 615 18th ST S, Birmingham, AL 35249-6555.  Or you can download the application in Word format, write and attach it in an email to The ACPE application can be found here in Word format or PDF format.
  3. Mail a $50.00 application fee. Make the check payable to “UAB Pastoral Care.

If you have questions about applying for the one year residency beginning in September, please contact:

Vic Dippenaar, ACPE Certified Educator.UAB Medicine 2Line-WITH TAGLINE

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

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