Accelerated online education for today's highly mobile adult

You may register for classes and sit in a classroom two or three days a week all semester
    long...or...if you have adequate past
    academic and career
    may be eligible for our Fast-Track

    Fast-Track lessons are similar to review
    lessons in that they measure the knowledge
    and experience that you bring to the Clinical
    Pastoral Education Training Institute.
    Together, we are able to design a tailor-made
    curriculum that will take advantage of your
    unique background to move you through your
    studies rapidly.

    Internally, we think of Fast-Track lessons as
    Challenge Courses.  As you complete one,
    your faculty mentor reviews it and makes
    helpful comments, and speeds your next
    lesson back to you by return email.  The
    whole process may take place in 24-36 hours
    per lesson.

How our FAST-TRACK Program can work for you:   

EXAMPLE NUMBER 1:  Let's say that you are a minister with a decade of service as a pastor.  
Following those years of service, you feel that it would be helpful to earn a Master of Divinity
along with earning your
CPE credits.  There would be no point in requiring you, a highly-
experienced minister, to take a cluster of courses on the history and meaning of various Bible
verses.  You undoubtedly have years of experience in quoting and teaching Biblical lessons!

As an alternative, we
might well suggest a
curriculum that also
contains elective lessons
that explore practical
parish family counseling.  
It might also be appropriate
to include studies in pastoral
social ministry, etc.

Instead of re-teaching
lessons that you learned
many years ago, our
Fast-Track program is
designed to emphasize
practical skills designed
to help make our world
a better place in the
here and now.

Perhaps you are a
clergy person or chaplain with
several years' experience.  Over
time, you have increasingly
been approached by parishioners, congregation families, or those dealing with personal grief
issues.  You counsel as best you can but have come to realize that you can be of greater
service with additional training, perhaps in Pastoral Counseling, or in our Spiritual Social Work
and Counseling program.
Again, just using our Social Work and Counseling major as one example...students enrolling to
CPE Credits may be able to incorporate their background into a combined program...all
due to the flexibility made possible by

It's worth repeating that, while the Fast-Track program is designed to factor in previous
education and career experience, coupled with the new material and techniques presented in
each lesson.  


The  online certificate (such as CPE's) and degree students may be able to obtain credit for
their past achievements...their former educational work...and their professional/volunteer
backgrounds.  However...each also gains a fresh educational experience and, hopefully, sees  
previous concepts in new ways.

EMAIL us for more information...and remember it will be very helpful if you fill out our no-
Application/Information page.  By return email, we will send your a "packet" of material
that will further describe explain the process, tution rates, and curriculum.  It would be our honor
to have you enroll in the
Clinical Pastoral Education Training Institute's online training
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  • Opportunities for students to earn CPE credits through a combination
of online studies academic lessons ...
  •  Plus, you can meet your in-service (internship) requirements right in
your own community
Ideal for mid-career spiritual professionals