The program is equivalent to any civilian CPE program and gives the student full credit for all Units completed. CPE at BAMC is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. Army CPE programs incorporate the concept of "Battle Focused" training.
Didactic training is offered on a weekly basis. Since CPE is clinically focused, even the didactics emphasize person-centered subject matter. Behavioral science topics are integrated with theological themes. This material is presented by experts both from within and without the hospital. The 49 week curriculum offers instruction in interdisciplinary relationships and team concepts, the capacity to evaluate one's ministry, pastoral tools for hospital ministry, and prophetic perspectives in functions such as: preaching, teaching, leadership, management, pastoral care, and pastoral counseling. Graduates of Residency CPE will receive the 7R Skill Identifier.