How to Apply to CPE at UAB

UAB Hospital North PavilionFor Residents:

The August 2022 – September 2023 Residency is full. We are not accepting further applications. Applications for the 2023 – 2024 Residency can be submitted starting January 31, 2023. 

What are the minimum requirements for applying for CPE  12 month Residency?

  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.

How to 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 Director of Spiritual Care & CPE, 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:

Rev. Vic Dippenaar, Director Spiritual Care & CPE.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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