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Ankeny, IA 50023

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West Des Moines, IA 50266

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950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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1250 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316

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2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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6000 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Clinical Pastoral Education

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines enjoys a rich history as a not-for-profit health care organization where spiritual care is valued as a vital component of the care of patients, their families, and staff. Our Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) programs provide a clinical ministry immersion experience that sets the stage for profound learning and personal growth. CPE provides clinical education for clergy, theological students, members of religious orders and laypersons.


CPE Programs

The UnityPoint Health - Des Moines CPE Center is accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc (ACPE). We have been offering CPE for over 70 years. Chaplains and CPE students are well integrated into the hospitals and valued components of our whole person care.

Each unit of CPE is a minimum 400 clock hours, consisting of at least 100 hours of structured education and at least 250 hours of supervised clinical service. All CPE units are taught by an ACPE Certified Educator and are based on the 2020 ACPE Objectives and Outcomes.


2022 Summer Intensive

May 30 - August 15
This CPE program is an intensive full-time internship. It is open to seminarians, clergy, qualified lay people and others needing a unit of CPE. The unit will be a hybrid style with most seminar time occurring virtually and clinical time occurring in-person in the hospital. Tuition is $1,000.


2022-2023 Residency

August 15, 2022 – August 18, 2023
This CPE program is an intensive full-time program. It is open to seminarians, clergy, qualified lay people and others needing a unit of CPE. The unit will be a hybrid style with most seminar time occurring virtually and clinical time occurring in-person in the hospital. 

  • $37,000 annual stipend
  • Health Insurance benefits
  • $1,000 annual tuition fee
  • 1 previous unit of CPE required for application


2022 Fall Extended Unit

October 3, 2022 - February 15, 2023

This CPE program is a part-time extended unit spread over 4.5 months. It is open to seminarians, clergy, qualified lay people and others needing a unit of CPE. The unit will be a hybrid style with most seminar time occurring virtually and clinical time occurring in-person in the hospital. Tuition is $1,000.

To apply:
  • Complete UnityPoint Health site-specific ACPE application 
  • No application fee required 

Click here for the ACPE UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Application
Click here for the ACPE Application Writing Guide 

Email completed applications or questions to eric.johnson@unitypoint.org.

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is accredited to offer Level I, Level II and Certified Education CPE by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. 55 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Suite 835, Atlanta, GA 30308. (404)320-1472; www.acpe.edu.