NZACPE monitors the formation process of a CPE Supervisor in terms of the standards established by the Australian and New Zealand
Association for CPE (these standards are internationally recognised).
The normal process described in its simplest steps is:
Searching review processes conducted by a committee of (usually five) senior Supervisors precede steps 3-5.
The process takes many years. Few supervisors go through all these steps without having to repeat a step or steps.
Rigorous academic standards and pastoral skills are required of an accredited CPE Supervisor. Accreditation is regarded by some Universities to be the equivalent of a Masters in Ministry degree.
An accredited Supervisor becomes a Training Supervisor (i.e. training other CPE supervisors) when NZACPE believe him or her to be ready for such a task.
Comprehensive reviews of every accredited CPE supervisor are conducted at regular intervals throughout a supervisor's practice as a CPE supervisor.