Combined License, A.A., B.A., & M.A. Training Program

Tuition Costs

Procedures and Requirements                 

Christians who are under 30 years of age, with no degree, or have had less than five years of Christian leadership experience, may elect to complete the requirements for license and qualify for an A.A. in Christian Education, a B.A. in Christian Counseling and a M.A. in Clinical Christian Counseling.

  • Each student in this program will be required to obtain an AA in Christian Education by:
  • Enrolling in Phase I, and committing to the full B.A. and M.A. program.
  • Completing a 500 question open-book exam.
  • Paying a matriculation fee of $900, written to the College Fund,  for the Associate of Arts degree.

Completing an up-to-date resume, including a current photograph

Complete Phase I

Courses:

Additional Requirements
Each candidate must:
1.Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
2.Upon completion of the required course, submit the following:
a. Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by N.C.C.A.’s National Licensing Board of Examiners.
b. $50 for first year’s annual dues.
c. A signed Application for Certification/Membership from and a signed copy
of N.C.C.A.’s code of Ethical Standards.
d.  Matriculation and transfer fees of $1200 for the Bachelors of Arts degree.
After completing all of the requirements for Phase1, the candidate will (assuming everything is in order) receive:

  • Certified temperament Counselor
  • Clinical Member (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy)
  • Bachelors of Arts degree in Christian Counseling

Complete Phase II

Courses
Each candidate must complete the following 4 courses:

  • Ministerial Credentials*

Additional Requirements
Each candidate must:
1.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.
2.Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
a. Signed Application for License from. This Application for License from also authorizes the N.C.C.A. to secure a national background check verify each candidate’s history.
b. A licensing fee of $100.

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

  • Licensed Pastoral Counselor

Or, if it best describes the candidate’s local ministry, he/she may request to be licensed as a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (regardless of degree level).

Annual membership and license renewal is required. Membership is $50 per year and license renewal is $20 per year (total $70). A signed affidavit verifying continuing education must be submitted annually.

The tuition for each Phase I and Phase II course is $250. This includes shipping, and handling and all course supplies/materials. Candidates are expected to pay for each course when it is shipped.

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*Candidates who are already ordained, licensed or commissioned as a minister of the gospel; are automatically exempt from this course. Candidates who are not already ordained, licensed or commissioned as a minister of gospel will be required to complete this course through the National Conservative Christian Church and become commissioned as a Minister of Counseling.

Complete Phase III

Courses
Each candidate must select and complete eight (12) advanced courses.

Additional Requirements
Each candidate must:
Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
1.Two copies of a written thesis. This normally consists of 25 reports (case studies) developed from the candidate’s work with 25 individuals using the A.P.S. reports. A format is provided in the course titled Temperament Case Studies.
2.Matriculation and transfer fees of $1500 payable to: The College Fund.
3.$50 made payable to the N.C.C.A. to upgrade the candidate’s license to the M.A. level of Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselors, or Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor.

The tuition for each advanced course is $186.  This includes shipping and handling and all course supplies/materials. Candidates are expected to pay for each course when it is shipped.

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

  • Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor (may choose Licensed Clinical Christian  Counselor)           
  • Appropriate Board Certification counseling certificates for selected specialty areas
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Christian Counseling

The A.A. and B.A. will be awarded through Calvary Theological Seminary.  However, a list of several universities where the Masters can be obtained is detailed here. The student will select the university of his or her choice and indicate this choice in a letter of authorization which accompanies the Master’s degree transfer request.  The student does not contact the university directly.  180 Christian Counseling  Training and NCCA serve as the liaisons between the student and university.

Note: This program is a combination License, A.A., B.A. and M.A. Program. Commitment to the entire program is required. A candidate cannot complete the A.A. or B.A. portion and then discontinue his/her studies unless providentially hindered. The A.A. and B.A. will be considered invalid if the M.A. requirements are not fulfilled.