"I learned so much! GOD BLESS PCCCA. I counseled Christian men and teenage boys for over 30 years and did not realize how much more I needed to know. I'm very thankful the Holy Spirit has put this course in my life."
~ Mark C. Johanning, Kissimmee, FL (Certified Graduate, Dec. 2017)
"Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory." Proverbs 11:14 NASB
Become a Certified Christian Counselor
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How Can Your Use the Christian Counselor Certification?
The most important part by far about your certification is that you increased your skills and knowledge to help people. The certification, also important, is a by-product of your new abilities.
Evidence Of Your Skills - Accepted Word-Wide
This prestigious certificate you receive on graduation is accepted world-wide. It is evidence to others that you understand all of the counseling topics presented. This is critical to your practice. You learn counseling skills, a variety of common issues and the business/practice/client management part.
Your certificate is evidence to anyone you counsel or work with, that you understand and have mastered the issues addressed in the course. It gives others confidence in working with you and if you counsel for a fee, may increase your income as a result.
If you want to provide Christian counseling at a church or ministry, it is evidence to them you are qualified to work with their clients. If you provide counseling by referral from churches or ministries to your private practice, you may gain more churches or ministries that will refer you to help their people.
Your Certification Will Aid You In Getting Your Ministry Ordination / Board Commission / Ministry/Pastoral License
In most areas you may open a Christian counseling practice and get paid for your services as long as you have training / certification and ministry oversight/supervision. That does not mean that a ministry will tell you what to do, but simply that you have a relationship and they acknowledge and support you in your practice. Sometimes this relationship is referred to as ordination. If you don’t have a local church that can ordain you (as an ordained counselor if appropriate), then you can find countless Christian organizations online that will ordain you either for a small fee or without any charge/free. Just show them your certification and many organizations do not require any additional training.
Confidence In Your Ability - Improved Client Results
Lastly, the certification will give you confidence when working with others. It is a reminder to you that you understand and are capable of managing your counseling office and client relationships. This will greatly improve your clients' experience and results.
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This is a remarkable, GUIDED, ONLINE training platform where you have the option to request access to the entire course or receive access to your training modules on a regular, monthly basis so you can stay on track with your work and progress at your own pace.
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List of Training Modules ( 1-12 )
1. BIBLICAL COUNSELING BASICS, PROCEDURES AND CONCEPTS
PLUS - IDENTIFYING ISSUES YOU CAN COUNSEL AND WHO NEEDS TO BE REFERRED TO ANOTHER PROFESSIONAL
2. COUNSELING SESSION FORMAT AND LISTENING SKILLS
3. SETTING UP, MANAGING YOUR COUNSELING PRACTICE & ETHICS
4. MAJOR ISSUES PART 1 - Depression, Guilt, Forgiveness, Trust
5. MAJOR ISSUES PART 2 - Stress, Anger and Anxiety
6. ABUSE, NEGLECT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
8. WOMENS AND MENS ISSUES
9. MARRIAGE AND FAMILY ISSUES
10. SINGLE ADULT ISSUES, Divorce Recovery, Loneliness, Choosing a Spouse
11. SPECIAL COUNSELING AREAS - Financial, Career, Health, Crisis
12. INTEGRATING COUNSELING WITH COACHING with Introduction to Christian Life Coaching (With the emergence of coaching, every counselor now needs this important component to their practice!)
Who Is This Training Designed For?
* Those who wish to become a Certified Christian Counselor.
* Professional counselors who want a better Biblical foundation for the work they do.
* Pastors, pastors' wives and others in lay or leadership positions in churches and ministries.
* Those who are chaplains in various capacities and want the biblical foundation and tools to help the people they provide services for.
* Christian coaches who want to offer a greater range of services to their clients and community.
* Individuals who want to learn Christian counseling skills to help those around them.
* Those who intend to use counseling in their community, provided their state regulations allow working for remuneration as an ordained member of clergy or as a pastoral counselor.
HOW WAS THIS COURSE CREATED?
#1 Prayer and listening to God's direction.
#2 We offered prospective students the opportunity to help us design this program for you by responding to a survey where hundreds of you told us what you want and need in a Christian counseling program. We included factors such as training methods, program features, value / benefits options, and an opportunity to tell us which topics will be most helpful to you.
The result is the program that many of you helped to design so that you could provide counseling excellence for those who seek your assistance. It is our constant prayer that you achieve everything God has for you to do and it is our honor to support you with training to make your dreams and visions possible.
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YOUR PROGRAM INCLUDES:
* 12 Monthly Online / Downloadable Modules
* 12 Monthly Training Audios
* Email Support
* Additional and/or Online Resources
* Reading Assignments and Exercises to reinforce learning
* Exams for Certification
3 Tuition Options:
1) Pay in Full $1597 USD* (Best Value!)
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2) $169 USD Down and $129/month USD for 11 months*
Receive access to 1 module / month after your tuition drafts.
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* Textbooks are purchased separately. The total estimated cost is under $100 USD if purchased through the discount links provided inside your course on the welcome / orientation page.
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3 - After you submit your Tuition, you will be taken to the class registration page where you will set up your Username and Password for course access. Anytime you wish to access your training just login at the top right of the online training center page at http://myclasslogin.com.
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*All payment plans are automated to reduce your tuition. Payments that are declined may be assessed a fee to restore your course access and account. Certification grading and processing is paid separately at the end of your program. As of January 1, 2010, the Christian counselor certification processing fee is $200 US and is subject to change without notice. Please inquire about the certification fee prior to enrollment.
** Payment plan enrollments qualify the student for access to the first module. In order to receive full course access, you must select the single-payment, tuition-in-full payment option.
THREE MONTHS FROM NOW YOU WILL WISH YOU HAD STARTED TODAY!
This is not a licensing course and PCCCA is not a counselor licensing provider. ONLY a governmental body can license counselors to practice in a state or geographic area.
If becoming licensed is your interest, please seek information from your local professional regulation agency.
NOTE: You may find a random school or organization that states they "license" Christian Counselors but any such promise and those "licensed" are at risk of being investigated due to the deliberate confusion it causes for the counseling profession and prospective clients.
Below are examples of state
exemption / exclusion clauses that allow
faith-based counselors to operate.
Your state will have this also.
* ATTENTION: TEXAS (US) Christian Counseling Students & Grads
Here is a link to the statutes in the Texas state code that permits you to practice. Because this has been difficult to find, we are posting it here for your convenience, to make sure you are in compliance.
Excluded from State Licensing in Texas
Sec. 503.054. COUNSELING BY OTHER LICENSED OR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL OR BY RELIGIOUS PRACTITIONER. This chapter does not apply to an activity or service of any of the following persons performing counseling consistent with the law of this state, the person's training, and any code of ethics of the person's profession if the person does not represent the person by any title or description as described by the definition of "licensed professional counselor" in Section 503.002: (1) a member of another profession licensed or certified by this state, including: … (2) a recognized religious practitioner, including a Christian Science practitioner recognized by the Church of Christ Scientist as registered and published in the Christian Science Journal. (Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.)
If the link above does not work in your browser, you can also copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/OC/htm/OC.503.htm
* ATTENTION: PENNSYLVANIA (US) Christian Counseling Students & Grads
Excluded from Licensing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Page 22 of 26 of the SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS AND PROFESSIONAL
Act of Jul. 9, 1987, P.L. 220, No. 39 Cl. 63
(Licensing and regulating the practice of social work ...)
Section 16.2 (b) Nonapplicability.--This section shall not apply to the following:
(6) A person who provides faith-based marriage, family or couples therapy, provided the person clearly identifies he or she offers faith-based services and does not represent himself or herself as a licensed marriage and family therapist.
=> (16.2 amended June 23, 2016, P.L.387, No.54)
DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT HERE
If the link above does not work in your browser, you can also copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/US/PDF/1987/0/0039..PDF
* ATTENTION: FLORIDA (US) Christian Counseling Students & Grads
(3) No provision of this chapter shall be construed to limit the performance of activities of a rabbi, priest, minister, or member of the clergy of any religious denomination or sect, or use of the terms “Christian counselor” or “Christian clinical counselor” when the activities are within the scope of the performance of his or her regular or specialized ministerial duties and no compensation is received by him or her, or when such activities are performed, with or without compensation, by a person for or under the auspices or sponsorship, individually or in conjunction with others, of an established and legally cognizable church, denomination, or sect, and when the person rendering service remains accountable to the established authority thereof.
View entire Florida Statute exemptions section at: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0400-0499/0491/0491.html
* ATTENTION: CALIFORNIA (US) Christian Counseling Students & Grads
Exemption from licensing:
Within the California BBS STATUTES AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE PRACTICES OF PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELING MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK
the ... "minister of the gospel of any religious denomination when performing counseling services as part of their pastoral or
In California, as in most other US states, you need ordination, ministerial license or other ministerial credential to demonstrate "faith oversight" that you are acting as clergy in your counseling practice. This serves in lieu of state licensing and oversight.
This regulation can be found in California Statutes: § 4980.01. CONSTRUCTION WITH OTHER LAWS; NONAPPLICATION TO CERTAIN PROFESSIONALS AND EMPLOYEES; REQUIRED NOTICE TO CLIENTS, Section (b) on page 16.
You may download the Rules and Regulations for Mississippi HERE.
Or, view entire Mississippi Rules and Regulations at: https://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/publications/lawsregs.pdf
* ATTENTION: MISSISSIPPI (US) Christian Counseling Students & Grads
Among other professions, Mississippi exempts:
G. Duly ordained ministers or clergy while functioning in their ministerial capacity and duly accredited Christian Science practitioners;
In MIssissippi, as in most other US states, you need ordination, ministerial license or other ministerial credential to demonstrate "faith oversight" that you are acting as clergy in your counseling practice. This serves in lieu of state licensing and oversight.
This regulation can be found in the Rules and Regulations Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, Chapter 7, Section 2, G on page 39 of the document.
You may download the Rules and Regulations for Mississippi HERE.
Or, view entire Mississippi Rules and Regulations at: https://sos.ms.gov/ACProposed/00015718b.pdf
* ATTENTION: OHIO (US) Christian Counseling Students & Grads
Here is a link to the Ohio Revised Code 4757.41(4) pertaining to faith-based practice of ministerial or pastoral counseling. Exemption statutes in the Ohio state code that permit you to practice while "under the authority of your church, denomination, sect or integrated auxiliary".
Because this section has been so difficult to locate, we are posting it here for your convenience, to make sure you are in compliance. See the entire listed exclusion pertaining to faith: (4). If the link does not work in your browser, you can also copy and paste this link to that page: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4757
* ATTENTION: WASHINGTON STATE (US) Christian Counseling Students & Grads
Washington State Christian Counselors Licensing Exemptions
RCW 18.19.040 (6) http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=18.19.040
Excluded from state licensing is:
(6) The practice of counseling by a person under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or organization, or the practice of religion itself;
Most state codes are easy to find. To research your state's statutes regarding faith-based counseling services, visit your favorite search engine (ie. Google, Yahoo, Ask.com, etc.) and use keywords: your state name, the word counselor and make sure you use the either the word exclusion or exception.