How To Apply

To apply to the School of Clinical Pastoral Education, please follow these steps:

Complete two application forms: 

  1. CPE Application 
  2. Sentara Supplemental Application 

Submit both applications and $35 non-refundable application fee to: 

School of CPE Admissions

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Raleigh Building, Suite 203

600 Gresham Drive

Norfolk, VA 23507

  • Send the Transcript Request Form to relevant academic institutions. 
  • Ask your references to send letters of recommendation to the above address or via email, The letters should speak to your suitability for hospital ministry and to your ability for personal and professional growth in an experiential educational environment that utilizes a clinical method of learning. 
  • Arrange for submission of any other relevant documents as required by the Admission Policy.

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