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Dates & Deadlines

2016 Certification Deadline

Spring 2016 Certification Schedule

January 8, 2016 - Deadline to submit Letter of Intent to meet Certification Committee.

February 5, 2016 - Deadline for Materials postmarked to be sent to committee members.

March 12-14, 2016 - Certification Committee meets with Regional people for Certification.



Fall 2016 Certification Schedule

July 22, 2016 - Deadline to submit Letter of Intent to meet

August 19, 2016 - Deadline for Materials Postmarked to be sent to committee members.

September 24-26, 2016 - Certification Committee meets with Regional people for certification

Date Posted:Thursday, December 17th, 2015


CPE Day - Fuller Theological Seminary

Fuller Theological Seminary CPE Day
November 5th, 2015
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Psychology Building

Date Posted:Monday, October 5th, 2015


CPE Day - Claremont

Claremont School of Theology CPE Day
October 27, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Haddon Hall

Date Posted:Monday, October 5th, 2015


Welcome to the Process

Welcome to the ACPE Certification Process!

This information is intended to be a helpful overview of first steps and procedures as you begin your certification journey in ACPE. It does not replace two basic resources, the Certification Manual and the Certification Commission Policies and Procedures, both of which are available on the ACPE website under Manuals and Certification.

Once you have been accepted into an ACPE program of Supervisory Education and have met a sub-regional committee for a consultation for Readiness for Supervisory Education, you are advised to begin attending to the following:

• Upgrade your ACPE membership from Student to Clinical Member – contact Toby@acpe.edu to do this.
• The Ethical Accountability Form does not need to be re-submitted in preparation for future committees. Only changes in your Accountability for Ethical Conduct Policy Report Form need to be reported thereafter using your Appendix 9 to do so.
• To determine who your endorser is, submit to the Associate Director your completed Faith Group Information Form; there is also a form for applying for recognition of your faith group as an endorser if it is not already recognized in the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. If you have been endorsed, please submit the endorsement letter for your file. If you know who your endorser is, ignore the form.
• Submit to the ACPE Executive Director documentation of your ordination or commissioning to practice ministry and also document your endorsement by your faith group to participate in the CPE Supervisory Education process.
• Submit to the Executive Director documentation of your M.Div. or Masters of Theology degree from an accredited school. If you are seeking M.Div. or Masters equivalency, please contact your regional certification chair to request an assessment of equivalency. This needs to be completed before you apply to meet for Candidacy. Any documentation showing equivalency should be submitted to the Associate Director. See Definition of Terms for details.
• When all of the above is completed, you may send your Appendix 9 to the Executive Director Trace@acpe.edu for signature and this will be returned to you for inclusion in your Candidacy materials. Once you have been granted Candidacy status, you have entered the national certification process and may proceed with your position papers. Please note that you should inform the Sheilah Hawke (sheilah@acpe.edu ) when you are one month from submitting your papers for review. Please also note that during holiday periods especially, readers may take as long as 90 days to read and respond to your papers. Finally, to clarify the Manual, if any of your papers have been turned down twice, you must submit the third attempt to the Associate Director for assignment to a new team of readers or you may contact your regional certification chair to request a face-to-face meeting with a regional team of readers.

Declaration Procedures for Candidates in the National Certification Process:
1. All candidates requesting to appear before the Commission should send a letter to the ACPE Executive Director (with a copy to the Certification Commission Chair) as early as possible or by the deadline to declare intent to undergo review. Payment (which may be made by check or credit card) of the requisite fee should accompany the declaration in order to be placed on the list of candidates for the requested Commission meeting. Places on the docket will be awarded on a first come first served basis. Deadlines for declaring intent and submitting materials to the committee are posted on the website.
2. No fees will be refunded if the candidate changes plans after declaration unless there is a medical emergency either in the case of the candidate or of a close family member. In either case the fee will be retained for the next appearance planned by the candidate, plus a $25 administrative fee. The candidate will be responsible for any increase in fee.
3. In all other cases of withdrawal of declaration, the fee will not be refunded and will not be applied to the fee for the next planned appearance.

Following the Regional Policy that is already in place regarding paying fees for Certification, the $100 fee for the Readiness Consultation will be sent to the chair of the Certification Committee. It is best sent at the same time as the CAR from the Readiness Consultation is sent to the Regional Certification Chair.

All questions and requests related to the Regional Certification process should be addressed to your Regional Certification Chairperson; all other questions related to the Certification process should be addressed to the ACPE Executive Director, Trace Haythorn, and the Chair of the Certification Commission, Rev. Osofo Atta.

Best wishes as you begin this process.

Trace Haythorn
trace@acpe.edu
One West Court Square, Suite 325
Decatur, GA 30030
Tel: 404-320-1472
Fax: 404-835-5096

The Rev. Osofo Kwesi Atta
Director of CPE
3075 Highland Parkway, Suite 600
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-929-6101

Chair Pacific Region Certification Committee
Rev. Rod Seeger
3 Glen Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-381-0663
Email: CertComPacReg@aol.com


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Date Posted:Tuesday, June 16th, 2015


Applying for Certification

If you are applying for certification for the Candidate level of certification, you must contact the Chair, Pacific Region Certification Committee following the dates and deadlines posted below. Send your application to:

Chair Pacific Region Certification Committee
Rev. Rod Seeger
3 Glen Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415)381-0663
Email: CertComPacReg@aol.com

If you are applying for Associate level of certification you will contact the ACPE Office and the Chair of the ACPE Certification Commission. (see Welcome to the Certification Process)

If you are applying for CPE Supervisor level of certification and you wish to be seen by the Certification Commission you will contact the ACPE Office and the Chair of the ACPE Certification Commission. (see Welcome to the Certification Process)

If you are applying for CPE Supervisor level of certification and you wish to be seen by the Pacific Region Certification Committee you must contact the ACPE Office, the Chair of the ACPE Certification Commission AND the Chair of the Pacific Region Certification Committee. (see Welcome to the Certification Process)

It is always worthwhile to plan well ahead because the docket for who is to be seen by the national Commission or the regional Committee does fill up.


Date Posted:Tuesday, June 16th, 2015


Pre-Certification: Preparation for Candidacy (Readiness Consultation)

Pre-Certification: Preparation for Candidacy (Readiness Consultation)

Readiness is the first step to formally begin the certification process in ACPE. In the 2010 ACPE Standards new guidelines were inaugurated. In light of the changes of the process for Readiness Consultation, I have created some guidelines which will assist the Supervisor and the Supervisory Education Student (SES) to better navigate this process.
The most important place to begin is on page 9 of the ACPE Revised 2015 Certification Manual. Read pages 9 – 11. It is recommended that the Readiness Consultation occur within six months of being accepted into an ACPE accredited program of Supervisory CPE.

Procedures
1. Contact the chair of the Regional Certification Committee in order to arrange for 1 person from the Certification Committee to participate in the Readiness Consultation. This person will serve as the chair of the consultation.
2. The fee for the Readiness Consultation is $100.00, which is sent to the Pacific Regional Office prior to the consultation. (See Procedure for Paying Certification Fees)
3. The CPE Center sets the time, date, location in coordination with the member from the Regional Certification Committee.
4. The CPE Center also asks others to serve on the consultation committee. The committee should be between three and five members. The ACPE Supervisor requests one committee member to write a presenter’s report and another committee member to be the process recorder at the interview.
5. The chair of the Regional Certification Committee will forward electronic forms of the Presenter’s Report and the Committee Action Report (CAR) to the ACPE Supervisor of record to be used in the Readiness Consultation.
6. It is important for both the ACPE Supervisor and the SES to review pages 9 – 11 in the ACPE Revised 2015 Certification Manual. The list of materials that are to be sent to committee members is listed on page 10.
7. The SES’s materials will be sent to all members of the committee at least four weeks prior to the consultation.
8. The primary supervisor sends a one page summary at least five weeks in advance to all members of the consultation committee. The summary will include the items listed in number 5 on page 11 in the ACPE Revised 2015 Certification Manual.
9. The Presenter’s Report will be given to the SES the evening before the consultation.
10. Following the consultation a copy of the Presenter’s Report and the CAR will be sent within 30 days to the Chair of the Regional Certification Committee along with the $100.00 Regional Fee for Readiness Consultation, if it has not already been paid.
At the Readiness Consultation the committee will first consult with the SES regarding perceived strengths and limitations for becoming a CPE Supervisor. Following this initial consultation the committee will consult with the CPE Supervisor.


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Date Posted:Tuesday, June 16th, 2015


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