How To Apply for Clinical Pastoral Training

Identify training programs in the CPSP Directory that are conveniently located or conducted via distance learning.

  • Review the information available about selected programs from their web sites, if any;
  • Reach out to the clinical supervisor and ask any questions you may have; and
  • Possibly speak to graduates of the programs that interest you.

Once you know you're interested, fulfill the program’s application procedures.

  • All programs require a written application, most an interview; and some may have an application fee.
  • Pay attention to application deadlines.
  • Respond promptly to an offer of admission to training.