Applicants must be certain they meet the requirements for the program for which they are applying and submit their completed application nine to 12 months before the program's start date. Given the limited number of positions available in most CPE programs, we encourage applicants to apply to multiple programs.
The CPE application requires you to complete several in-depth personal essays, provide any previous CPE final evaluations, write potential learning goals and share a description of a helping incident in verbatim form, if you have any previous CPE experience. Read some tips on completing your application.
You will also be required to pay a $25 application fee by either check or money order. Please make your payment out to: OhioHealth Pastoral Care. This application fee is non-refundable.
Please send your application with the $25 application fee to:
Riverside Methodist Hospital
Pastoral Care Department
3535 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43214
Applicants who meet our criteria will be invited to participate in a face-to-face interview with members of the CPE Program. Applicants are responsible for their own travel, food and lodging accommodations.
We do not offer scholarships for our CPE programs; however, scholarships are sometimes available from faith group entities. Applicants interested in available scholarships should contact a representative from their faith group.
We are committed to protecting your safety and privacy and, as such, handle all sensitive student records professionally and responsibly. Read the Annual Notice on the Management of Student Records for more details.
We present a core curriculum that addresses three areas of pastoral competency. Our methodology for teaching the core curriculum includes a variety of seminars and assignments.