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Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Counseling

Do you have a High School Diploma / GED (or equivalent for international students)? If so, you can pursue this degree and be licensed with the National Christian Counselors Association.

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Easy to Start. Easy to Finish.

Budget Friendly

Affordable, modular tuition payments. See the schedule below. Need a less expensive option? You can start with our “Easy Go” program which lets you order one course.

At Your Own Pace

Start right away. Earn your degree while studying at home and at the pace that best suits your schedule. Weekends, evening, lunch breaks? It's up to you!

We're Here to Help

We'll assign you a Personal Clinical Supervisor, Jan McKee, MA who will help with every phase of your studies.

NCCA Licensing Credential

You will be licensed with the National Christian Counselor's Association as a Licensed Pastoral Counselor and can continue on to earn a Master's degree if you choose.

What you will learn...

Complete three (3) Basic Courses – Phase I:

  • Basic Christian Counseling
  • Creation Therapy
  • Christian Counseling: Integrating Temperament and Psychology

“Easy Go” single course payment plan available.

Complete ten (10) Arno Profile System evaluations and counselor reports.

Complete three (3) Basic Courses – Phase II:

  • Mastering Pastoral Counseling
  • Temperament Case Studies
  • Counseling the Codependent: A Christian Perspective Using Temperament

“Easy Go” single course payment plan available.

Complete fifteen (15) Arno Profile System evaluations and counselor reports.

Select 6 advanced courses total in these three modules.

“Easy Go” single course options available.

Final Program Requirements

  1. Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the Arno Profile System to twenty-five (25) persons in the student’s community. This practicum will be completed under the supervision of your Clinical Supervisor.
  2. Respond in writing to fifty (50) ethical questions posed by NCCA’s National Licensing Board of Examiners.
  3. Submit NCCA annual dues of $50 (included in tuition, first year only). The student will also become a member of the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling (Creation Therapy course) and the $75 first year fee is included in the student tuition.
  4. Provide required documentation.
  5. Complete individual reports (case studies) developed from the candidate’s work with 25 persons using the Arno Profile System reports. Format provided by Academy
  6. Background check completed ($100 fee included in tuition).
  7. Ministerial licensing / ordination credentials are required by the end of Phase II. The NCCA suggests options for gaining that if not already held by the student.
  8. Licensing level at the completion of the program will be: NCCA Licensed Pastoral Counselor.

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