The National Association of Christian Counselors offers quality training in a distance learning format that allows you to complete your training on your own time–in your home or office. This format has been designed to fit into your busy schedule. You determine your own class schedule and decide when and how you will study.
Do you want to earn a Certificate in Christian Counseling? Complete the five courses listed below to become a NACC Board Certified Christian Counselor. After completing the formal admission process for a degree program, you may also transfer credits to degree programs of Christian Bible Institute & Seminary (CBIS).
Counseling, Psychology and the Christian: This course studies the composite of the Christian with emphasis on the contrast between his mind, will, emotions, and the human spirit.
Christian Counseling 100: This introductory course addresses the local Church, the Christian counselor, and the Christian community. Suggested textbook – Competent to Counsel – Jay Adams
Christian Counseling 200: This course introduces the Bible as the most valuable tool that can be used in Counseling. Suggested textbook – Christian Counseling – Gary R. Collins
Counseling for Change: Covers a wide spectrum of counseling issues with avenues to bring about change in the counselee.
Building Strong Marriages and Families: A study of the importance of communication and the periphery things that, when lacking, tend to destroy a marriage.
Registration Fee: $50.00
Tuition Cost: $600.00
Program Total: 15 credit hours
* Materials Included
Students who complete this program onsite or online will receive 15 credit hours that may be applied toward an undergraduate degree in Christian Counseling from Christian Bible Institute & Seminary.
NACC Certification is NOT to be confused with state licensing. Most states have laws governing the practice of general counseling. These laws vary from state to state.
The purpose of state regulatory laws is to protect the public and ensure professionalism within the counseling profession. NACC strives to attain the same goals, and more. As Christians we know that counseling with the Word of God is the only answer for a dying world, yet at the same time, we must purpose to operate within the legal guidelines set forth by state regulations.
The state recognizes that counseling is one of the responsibilities of the local church. For this reason, the state does not interfere with the ministry of counseling, as long as counseling is provided under the following conditions:
1. That the counseling service is provided through a legally organized/operated local church or a nationally recognized denomination.
2. That the counselor is trained and commissioned by the legally recognized organization.
Please note that NACC does not “endorse” counselors who have completed one of our certificate programs. A significant part of any professional certification process is supervised counseling to observe if a student is appropriately applying what has been learned, along with periodic recertification requirements. Certification from our organization, represents that the student has completed the required coursework within that certificate program.
NACC has partnered with Christian Bible Institute & Seminary to offer degree programs and continuing professional education for its members.