Program 5: Certification, License and Second Doctoral Degree

Program 5: License and 2nd Doctorate

Procedures and Requirements

Individuals who already hold an earned Doctorate degree in counseling or a related/accepted field may elect to complete the requirements for license and qualify for a second Doctorate in Clinical Christian Counseling.

Complete Phase I

Each candidate must complete the following 5 courses:

  • Basic Christian Counseling
  • Temperament Theory
  • Testing/Measurements
  • Temperament Therapy
  • Christian Counseling: Integrating Temperament and Psychology

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
    1. Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the N.C.C.A.’s Licensing Board of Examiners.
    2. $50 for first year’s annual dues.
    3. A signed Application for Certification / Membership form and a signed copy of N.C.C.A.’s Code of Ethical Standards.

Upon completion of Phase I requirements, subsequent review and accep­tance, the candidate will qualify to receive:

  • a Certified Temperament Counselor certificate and
  • a Clinical Member (non-clergy) or
  • Professional Clinical Member (clergy) certificate, membership card and lapel pin

Complete Phase II

Each candidate must complete the following 3 courses:

  • Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament
  • Temperament Case Studies
  • Counseling the Codependent

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

  • 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.
  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    1. A signed application for N.C.C.A. license. The Notification and Release Form for Personal National Screening. (This form authorizes the N.C.C.A. to secure a national background check to verify each candidate’s history.)
    2. Submit current ministerial credentials.*
      *All candidates are required to have current ministerial credentials in order to be credentialed as a pastoral counselor by the National Christian Counselors Association. If you do not already have valid ministerial credentials, we recommend you speak with your local pastor or church leadership about attaining these credentials through your local church or denomination.
    3. a licensing fee of $100.

Upon completion of Phase II requirements, subsequent review and accep­tance, the candidate will qualify to receive:

  • Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor — Advanced Certified certificate and card
  • Certified Temperament Pastoral Counselor (Optional) (additional $39 fee applies)

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

The tuition for each Phase I and Phase II course is currently $292. There is a $5 processing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Candidates are expected to pay for each course prior to shipping.

Clinical Supervisors are to be paid $50 per hour and every candidate must complete six (6) hours of supervision.

Complete Phase III

Each candidate must select and complete four (4) advanced courses.

No dissertation is required for candidates who already hold an earned doctorate.

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    1. A letter authorizing N.C.C.A. to transfer the academic records to the approved college.
    2. Matriculation and transfer fees of $1500 payable to:
      N.C.C.A. (A surcharge for payment by credit card may apply.)

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

  • a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor — Advanced Certified certificate, card and
  • the Appropriate Advanced Certification certificate for selected specialty areas completed and
  • a Doctoral degree in Clinical Christian Counseling (Note: Additional documentation may be required depending on school selected).

The tuition for each advanced course is currently $193. There is a $5 pro­cessing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Can­didates are expected to pay for each course when it is shipped.

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Program 4: Certification, License and Doctoral Degree

Program 4: Combined License & Doctorate (Complete Phases I, II and III)

Procedures and Requirements

Individuals who already hold a Master’s degree in counseling or a related/accepted field may elect to complete the requirements for license and qualify for a Doctoral degree in Clinical Christian Counseling.

Complete Phase I

Each candidate must complete the following 5 courses:

  • Basic Christian Counseling
  • Temperament Theory
  • Testing/Measurements
  • Temperament Therapy
  • Christian Counseling: Integrating Temperament and Psychology

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
    1. Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the N.C.C.A.’s Licensing Board of Examiners.
    2. $50 for first year’s annual dues.
    3. A signed Application for Certification / Membership form and a signed copy of N.C.C.A.’s Code of Ethical Standards.

Upon completion of Phase I requirements, subsequent review and accep­tance, the candidate will qualify to receive:

  • a Certified Temperament Counselor certificate and
  • a Clinical Member (non-clergy) or
  • Professional Clinical Member (clergy) certificate, membership card and lapel pin

Complete Phase II

Each candidate must complete the following 3 courses:

  • Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament
  • Temperament Case Studies
  • Counseling the Codependent

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

  • 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.
  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    1. A signed application for N.C.C.A. license. The Notification and Release Form for Personal National Screening. (This form authorizes the N.C.C.A. to secure a national background check to verify each candidate’s history.)
    2. Submit current ministerial credentials.*
      All candidates are required to have current ministerial credentials in order to be credentialed as a pastoral counselor by the National Christian Counselors Association. If you do not already have valid ministerial credentials, we recommend you speak with your local pastor or church leadership about attaining these credentials through your local church or denomination.
    3. a licensing fee of $100.

Upon completion of Phase II requirements, subsequent review and accep­tance, the candidate will qualify to receive:

  • a Licensed Pastoral Counselor Certificate and card
  • Certified Temperament Pastoral Counselor (Optional) (additional $39 fee applies)

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

The tuition for each Phase I and Phase II course is currently $292. There is a $5 processing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Candidates are expected to pay for each course prior to shipping.

Clinical Supervisors are to be paid $50 per hour and every candidate must complete six (6) hours of supervision.

Complete Phase III

Each candidate must select and complete eight (8) advanced courses.

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    1. One copy of a written dissertation. This normally consists of 35 (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.” The dissertation has a 140 page minimum.
    2. A letter authorizing N.C.C.A. to transfer the academic records to the approved college.
    3. Matriculation and transfer fees of $1500 payable to:
      N.C.C.A. (A surcharge for payment by credit card may apply.)
    4. $50 made payable to the N.C.C.A. to upgrade the candidate’s license to the doctorate level of Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor — Advanced Certified.

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

  • a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor — Advanced Certified certificate, card and
  • the Appropriate Advanced Certification certificates for selected specialty areas completed and
  • a Doctoral degree in Clinical Christian Counseling
    (Note: Additional documentation may be required depending on school selected)

Clinical Supervisors are to be paid $50 per hour and every candidate must complete six (6) hours of supervision.

The tuition for each advanced course is currently $193. There is a $5 processing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Candidates are expected to pay for each course prior to shipping.

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Program 3: Certification, License and M.A. Program

Program 3: Combined License & Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) (Complete Phases I, II and III)

Procedures and Requirements

Individuals who already hold a Bachelor’s degree in counseling or a related/accepted field may elect to complete the requirements for license and qualify for an M.A. in Clinical Christian Counseling.

Complete Phase I

Each candidate must complete the following 5 courses:

  • Basic Christian Counseling
  • Temperament Theory
  • Testing/Measurements
  • Temperament Therapy
  • Christian Counseling: Integrating Temperament and Psychology

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
  • Complete a practicum. This consist of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
    1. Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the N.C.C.A.’s Licensing board of Examiners.
    2. $50 for first year’s annual dues.
    3. A signed Application for Certification/Membership form and a signed copy of N.C.C.A.’s Code of Ethical Standards.

Upon completion of Phase I requirements, subsequent review and accep­tance, the candidate will qualify to receive:

  • a Certified Temperament Counselor certificate and
  • a Clinical Member (non-clergy) or
  • Professional Clinical Member (clergy) certificate, membership card and lapel pin

Complete Phase II

Each candidate must complete the following 3 courses:

  • Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament
  • Temperament Case Studies
  • Counseling the Codependent

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

  • 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.
  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    1. A signed application for N.C.C.A. license. The Notification and Release Form for Personal National Screening. (This form authorizes the N.C.C.A. to secure a national background check to verify each candidate’s history.)
    2. Submit current ministerial credentials.*
      *All candidates are required to have current ministerial credentials in order to be credentialed as a pastoral counselor by the National Christian Counselors Association. If you do not already have valid ministerial credentials, we recommend you speak with your local pastor or church leadership about attaining these credentials through your local church or denomination.
    3. a licensing fee of $100.

Upon completion of Phase II requirements, subsequent review and accep­tance, the candidate will qualify to receive:

  • a Licensed Pastoral Counselor Certificate and card
  • Certified Temperament Pastoral Counselor (Optional) (additional $39 fee applies)

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

The tuition for each Phase I and Phase II course is currently $292. There is a $5 processing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Candidates are expected to pay for each course prior to shipping.

Clinical Supervisors are to be paid $50 per hour and every candidate must complete six (6) hours of supervision.

Complete Phase III

Each candidate must select and complete four (4) advanced courses.

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    1. One copy of a written thesis. This normally consists of 25 individual 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. The thesis has a 100 page minimum.
    2. A letter authorizing N.C.C.A. to transfer the academic records to the approved college.
    3. Matriculation and transfer fees of $1500 payable to:
    4. C.C.A. (A surcharge for payment by credit card may apply.)
    5. $50 made payable to the N.C.C.A. to upgrade the candidate’s license to the M.A. level of Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor.

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

  • a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor certificate, card and
  • the Appropriate Advanced Certification certificate for selected specialty areas completed and
  • Master of Arts degree in Clinical Christian Counseling note-Additional documentation may be required depending on school selected.

The tuition for each advanced course is currently $193. There is a $5 processing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Candidates are expected to pay for each course when it is shipped.

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Program 1: Certification and License Only

Program 1: Certification and License Only Program (Complete Phases I and II)

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required to be accepted to this program.

Complete Phase I

Each candidate must complete the following 5 courses:

  • Basic Christian Counseling
  • Temperament Theory
  • Testing/Measurements
  • Temperament Therapy
  • Christian Counseling: Integrating Temperament and Psychology

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.

Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:

  • Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the N.C.C.A.’s Licensing Board of Examiners.
  • Pay $50 for first year’s annual dues.
  • A signed Application for Certification/Membership form.
  • A signed copy of N.C.C.A.’s Code of Ethical Standards.

Upon completion of Phase I requirements, subsequent review and accep­tance, the candidate will qualify to receive:

  • a Certified Temperament Counselor certificate and
  • a Clinical Member (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy)
  • certificate, membership card and lapel pin

Complete Phase II

Each candidate must complete the following 3 courses:

  • Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament
  • Temperament Case Studies
  • Counseling the Codependent

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
  • 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.
    1. A signed application for N.C.C.A. license.
    2. The Notification and Release Form for Personal National Screening. (This form    authorizes the N.C.C.A. to secure a national background check to verify each candidate’s history.)
    3. Submit current ministerial credentials.*
      *All candidates are required to have current ministerial credentials in order to be credentialed as a pastoral counselor by the National Christian Counselors Association. If you do not already have valid ministerial credentials, we recommend you speak with your local pastor or church leadership about attaining these credentials through your local church or denomination.
    4.  A certification / licensing fee of $100.00

Upon completion of Phase II requirements, subsequent review and accep­tance, the candidate will qualify to receive:

  • Certified Pastoral Counselor (high-school diploma, GED or Associates)
  • Licensed Pastoral Counselor (holds a Bachelors)
  • Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor (holds a Masters)
  • Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certified (holds a Doctorate)
  • Certified Temperament Pastoral Counselor (Optional) (additional $39 fee applies)
    (Available also if state law prohibits the use of term pastoral license)

Annual membership and certification/license renewal is required to maintain valid N.C.C.A. credentials. Membership is currently $50 per year and license renewal is $20 per year (total $70). A signed affidavit verifying continuing education must be submitted annually for license renewal.

Clinical Supervisors are to be paid $50 per hour and every candidate must complete six (6) hours of supervision.

The tuition for each Phase I and Phase II course is currently $292. There is a $5 processing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Candidates are expected to pay for each course prior to shipping.

 

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Program 2: Certification, License and B.A. Program

Program 2: Combined License and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (Complete Phases I, II, and III)

Course Requirements:

Mature Christians who have graduated from high school or hold a G.E.D. may elect to complete the requirements for license and qualify for a B.A. in Christian Counseling.

Complete Phase I

Each candidate must complete the following 5 courses:

  • Basic Christian Counseling
  • Temperament Theory
  • Testing/Measurements
  • Temperament Therapy
  • Christian Counseling: Integrating Temperament and Psychology

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
  • Complete a practicum. This consist of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
    1. Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the N.C.C.A.’s Licensing Board of Examiners
    2. $50 for first year’s annual dues.
    3. A signed Application for Certification/Membership form and a signed copy of N.C.C.A.’s Code of Ethical Standards.

Upon completion of Phase I requirements, subsequent review and accep­tance, the candidate will qualify to receive:

  • a Certified Temperament Counselor certificate and
  • a Clinical Member (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy) certificate, membership card and lapel pin

Complete Phase II

Each candidate must complete the following 3 courses:

  • Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament
  • Temperament Case Studies
  • Counseling the Codependent

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

  • 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.
  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    1. A signed application for N.C.C.A. license. The Notification and Release Form for Personal National Screening. (This form authorizes the N.C.C.A. to secure a national background check to verify each candidate’s history.)
    2. Submit current ministerial credentials.*
      *All candidates are required to have current ministerial credentials in order to be credentialed as a pastoral counselor by the National Christian Counselors Association. If you do not already have valid ministerial credentials, we recommend you speak with your local pastor or church leadership about attaining these credentials through your local church or denomination.

Complete Phase III

Each candidate must select and complete six (6) advanced courses.

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:

  • Written responses to a 500 Question Open Book Equivalency Exam on the bible (Old and New Testament — KJV)
  • A signed letter authorizing N.C.C.A. to transfer the academic re- cords to the approved college.
  • Matriculation and transfer fees of $1500 payable to:
    N.C.C.A. (A surcharge for payment by credit card may apply)

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

  • a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor certificate, card and
  • the Appropriate Advanced Certification certificates for selected specialty areas completed and
  • a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Counseling

The tuition for each advanced course is currently $193. There is a $5 pro­cessing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Candidates are expected to pay for each course prior to shipping.