Program 2: Certification, License and B.A. Program

Program 2: Combined License and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (Complete Phases I, II, and III)

Course Requirements:

Mature Christians who have graduated from high school or hold a G.E.D. may elect to complete the requirements for license and qualify for a B.A. in Christian Counseling.

Complete Phase I

Each candidate must complete the following 5 courses:

  • Basic Christian Counseling
  • Temperament Theory
  • Testing/Measurements
  • Temperament Therapy
  • Christian Counseling: Integrating Temperament and Psychology

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
  • Complete a practicum. This consist of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
    1. Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the N.C.C.A.’s Licensing Board of Examiners
    2. $50 for first year’s annual dues.
    3. A signed Application for Certification/Membership form and a signed copy of N.C.C.A.’s Code of Ethical Standards.

Upon completion of Phase I requirements, subsequent review and accep­tance, the candidate will qualify to receive:

  • a Certified Temperament Counselor certificate and
  • a Clinical Member (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy) certificate, membership card and lapel pin

Complete Phase II

Each candidate must complete the following 3 courses:

  • Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament
  • Temperament Case Studies
  • Counseling the Codependent

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 15 additional individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    1. A signed application for N.C.C.A. license. The Notification and Release Form for Personal National Screening. (This form authorizes the N.C.C.A. to secure a national background check to verify each candidate’s history.)
    2. Submit current ministerial credentials.*
      *All candidates are required to have current ministerial credentials in order to be credentialed as a pastoral counselor by the National Christian Counselors Association. If you do not already have valid ministerial credentials, we recommend you speak with your local pastor or church leadership about attaining these credentials through your local church or denomination.

Complete Phase III

Each candidate must select and complete six (6) advanced courses.

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:

  • Written responses to a 500 Question Open Book Equivalency Exam on the bible (Old and New Testament — KJV)
  • A signed letter authorizing N.C.C.A. to transfer the academic re- cords to the approved college.
  • Matriculation and transfer fees of $1500 payable to:
    N.C.C.A. (A surcharge for payment by credit card may apply)

After successfully completing all of the requirements for Phase III, the candi­date will (assuming everything is in order) receive:

  • a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor certificate, card and
  • the Appropriate Advanced Certification certificates for selected specialty areas completed and
  • a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Counseling

The tuition for each advanced course is currently $193. There is a $5 pro­cessing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Candidates are expected to pay for each course prior to shipping.

Required Units

This unit includes the following units. Note that not all required items for this course are listed. For more information on what is required, use the Description and Course Fees tabs.

Elective Units

This following units are elective. Some, but not all of these units are required to complete this course. For more information, use the Description and Course Fees tabs.

RequiredReq. Amount# SubtotalSub
Enrollment Fee 1 $75 $75
Phase 1 1 $1,985
Basic Christian Counseling 1 $292 $292
Temperament Therapy 1 $292 $292
Testing/Measurements 1 $292 $292
Temperament Therapy 1 $292 $292
Christian Psychology 1 $292 $292
Clinical Supervision 3 $50 $150
500 Question Bible Exam 1 $0 $0
Course Processing Fee 5 $5 $25
A.P.S. Reports 10 $30 $300
NCCA First Year Dues 1 $50 $50
Phase 2 1 $4,279
Mastering Pastoral Counseling 1 $292 $292
Temperament Case Studies 1 $292 $292
Counseling the Co-Dependent 1 $292 $292
Clinical Supervision 3 $50 $150
A.P.S. Reports 15 $30 $450
Course Processing Fee 3 $5 $15
License Fee 1 $100 $100
Advanced Courses 6 $193 $1,158
Course Processing Fee 6 $5 $30
B.A. Matriculation Fee 1 $1,500 $1,500
Total $6,344