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Admissions and Application

Admissions Procedure

  • Complete an ACPE application
  • A CPE supervisor will respond to the application within one month of receipt of application to let you know of your application status.
  • Qualified applicants will be interviewed by the supervisory staff.
  • Residency applicants may interview with Pastoral Advisory Committee members.

Information and Application
Contact Information:
Anne Courtney, Secretary
Pastoral Care Department
(502) 629-2103

Send a completed ACPE application, including all requested attachments and $25 application fee (check made payable to Norton Healthcare) to:

The Rev. Mary Burks
Director, Clinical Pastoral Education
Norton Healthcare Pastoral Care
Norton Healthcare Pavilion, Suite 525
315 E. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

Intern Units

Chaplain intern positions are unpaid. A CPE unit consists of 400 hours of clinical training. Two programs are offered each year.

Upcoming dates:
Spring (25 hours weekly for 16 weeks): Begins on third Monday of January
Summer (40 hours weekly for 10 weeks): Begins on third Monday of May
Fall (25 hours weekly for 16 weeks): Begins on third Monday of August

Tuition: $725 per unit, plus $25 application fee
Deadline: One month prior to unit beginning date or until the program is full.

Residency Positions

Prerequisite: 1 ACPE unit and a theological degree preferred
Chaplain residents are paid employees for a one-year training program.

  • Applications accepted until positions are filled
  • Employment begins the third Monday of August
  • Three CPE units included
  • Tuition: $400 per unit
  • Health care benefits available at employee rates
  • Stipend: $ 28,870.40 annually
  • Six resident chaplain positions available
  • One senior resident chaplain position available

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