CPSP offers certification to qualified individuals in the following areas:

  • Diplomate in Pastoral Supervision
  • Diplomate in Pastoral Psychotherapy
  • Pastoral Psychotherapist
  • Clinical Chaplain/Pastoral Counselor
  • Associate Clinical Chaplain/Pastoral Counselor
  • Hospice/ Palliative Care (subspecialty)
  • Substance Use and Addiction (subspecialty) 
  • Clinically Trained Minister

At all levels, the certification process emphasizes the individual candidate's ability to demonstrate at a high level the professional and personal competence essential for clinical work involving interpersonal relationships. The completion of formal requirements is always seen in relation to this ability, and certification is always a matter of judgment by professional peers who are delegated representatives of the certified CPSP community.