Benefits of obtaining your certification/license/degree through the N.C.C.A., S.A.C.C. & Simply Christian Counseling, Inc. & Training Center:

  • Christians who want to be better equipped to minister to those who need counsel
  • Pastors who want to learn how to counsel members of their community who are experiencing problems
  • Christians who want to be credentialed and enter the ministry of counseling as a profession
  • Professional counselors who want to become A.P.S. (Arno Profile System) certified and learn a Biblically-based counseling model with proven success
  • Internationally recognized as the best and most affordable counseling training available In addition to direct enrollment the N.C.C.A.’s curriculum is offered by over 180 ministries, bible schools, colleges and seminaries across the U.S. and around the world.


    • Can I be licensed as a Christian (Faith-based) counselor without having a B.A. degree?

      • ​No, you can only be certified. However, I can help you qualify for your B.A., M.A. and/or your Ph.D. through one of the several colleges that have partnered with the N.C.C.A.

    • Can I accept remuneration for counseling?

      • ​If you are an ordained, licensed or commissioned minister, you probably can accept remuneration for counseling since most states exempt clergy from having to be state licensed. However, you need to check your state’s statutes. The N.C.C.A.’s license is National, not State and like ordination, it is a “Sacred” office.

    • Will I be trained to help those who are hurting?

      • ​Yes, research shows that persons who are trained by the N.C.C.A. are usually able to help more than 90% of those who turn to them for counsel. This, of course, depends on each individual’s God-given talent.

    • Do I have to be state licensed in order to counsel?

      • ​You need to decide if you want to be in the “business” of counseling or in the “ministry” of counseling. If “ministry,” then the N.C.C.A.’s licensing program will better suit your goals to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and fulfill His call on your life.

    • Is the training biblically sound?

      • ​Yes. The N.C.C.A. is totally devoted to the Lord and our training is all biblically-based.

    • Once credentialed by the N.C.C.A., will I qualify for professional malpractice/liability insurance?

      • ​Lockton and Healthcare Professionals have reviewed the N.C.C.A.’s requirements and credentialing procedures and will provide professional malpractice/liability insurance coverage for our members who reside within the continental United States. Some restrictions apply, e.g., persons who have been convicted of a felony. 

Dr.  McCollum is the founder of Simply Christian Counseling’s Training Center as a Certified Academic Institution of the N.C.C.A..  Your clinical supervision will be with Dr. McCollum who is able to walk with you through any of the National Christian Counseling Association or Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling courses and proctored exams.  Please take a moment to look through the Available Courses page and see which program answers your call to help the hurting apply sound, biblical, Christian counsel.

Programs have a rolling admissions beginning January 2024.  This is to ensure that you have the best opportunity to pace your studies at a schedule you can keep all year round.