How to Apply to CPE at UAB

UAB Hospital North PavilionFor Residents:

The 2019 – 2020 Residency Group has been selected.

The application process for the August 2020 – September 2021 Residency opens on January 31, 2020.

What are the minimum requirements for applying?

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two (2) years of service with a faith community required.
  2. A Master of Divinity degree or Master’s in Theological Studies is preferred.
  3. Work experience may not substitute for the minimum education requirement.
  4. Ordination, Commission or Licensure as a minister / faith leader or in the process of obtaining such status also preferred.

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

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 starting end of August, 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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