Graduate certificate

Curriculum Structure

The Graduate Certificate is designed to meet the outcomes of Level I Clinical Pastoral Education as described in section 311 of the ACPE Standards. Programs are offered in the fall, spring and summer.

Enrollment for all courses by non-patient counseling majors requires the permission of the instructor.

Please visit the VCU bulletin for the most up to date course offerings.

Statement of Accreditation 

Virginia Commonwealth University/VCU Health System is accredited to offer CPE (Levels I/II) and Supervisory CPE by The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., 1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 103, Decatur, Georgia, 30033, 404-320-1472.  ACPE URL: