Combined License & Ph.D. Training Program

TUITION COSTS

Procedures and Requirements

Individuals who already hold a Masters degree in counseling or a related human service field may elect to complete the requirements for license and qualify for a Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling.

Complete Phase I

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 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 form 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

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:

  •  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, which includes shipping, and handling and all course supplies/materials. Candidates are expected to pay for each course when it is shipped.

*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.

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Complete Phase III

Courses

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

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

1.Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
a. Two copies of a written dissertation. This normally consists of 35 reports (25 generated for license practicum plus 10 additional) individual reports (case studies) developed from the candidate’s work with 35 individuals using the  A.P.S. reports. A format is provided in the course titled “Temperament Case
Studies”.
b. Matriculation and transfer fees of $1500 payable to: The College Fund.
c. $50 made payable to the N.C.C.A. to upgrade the candidate’s license to the Ph.D. level of Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor – Advanced Certified, or Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor – Advanced Certified.

2. A complete up-to-date resume, including photograph.

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 – Advanced Certified
  • Appropriate Board Certification counseling certificates for selected specialty areas
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling

A list of several universities where the Ph.D. can be obtained 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.