Procedures and Requirements                                              Tuition Costs               

This program is for those who do not want to earn a degree and only want certification, or who have earned a degree and want to be licensed by the N.C.C.A.

Complete Phase I

Courses

Each candidate must complete the following 5 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 courses, submit the following
a. Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by N.C.C.A.’s National Licensing Board of Examiners. $50 for first year’s annual dues.
b. A signed Application for Certification/Membership from and a signed copy of N.C.C.A.’s code of Ethical Standards.

After completing all of the requirements for Phase I, the candidate will (assuming everything is in order) receive: ◦Certified Temperament Counselor
◦Clinical Member (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy)

Complete Phase II

Courses

Each candidate must complete the following 4 courses:

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 form. This Application for License form also authorizes the N.C.C.A. to secure a national background check to verify each candidate’s history.
b. A licensing fee of $100.

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

  • Certified Pastoral Counselor (holds no degree)
  • Licensed Pastoral Counselor (holds a Bachelors)
  • Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor (holds a Masters)
  • Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certified (holds  Doctorate)

Or, if it best describes the candidates 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.