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Maryland Christian Counseling Ministry & Institute

An Affiliate of the Northeast Baltimore Bible Institute and College

COUNSELINGREQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM 1

CERTIFICATION OR LICENSE (ONLY)

PROCEDURES & REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

COMPLETE PHASE I

Individual certificates may be issued for each class satisfactorily completed.

COURSES

Each candidate must complete the following 6 courses:

  • Introduction to Christian counseling
  • The Christian Home
  • Basic Christian Psychology
  • Introduction to Temperament Therapy
  • Creation Therapy
  • Leadership Coach (optional)
  • Temperament Therapy Practicum

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Each candidate must:

  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the APS 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 NCCA's Licensing Board of Examiners.
    • $50 for first year’s annual dues.
    • A signed Application for Certification/Membership form.
    • A signed copy of NCCA'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
  • A Clinical Member (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy) certificate, membership card and lapel pin
COMPLETE PHASE II
COURSES

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 APS to 15 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    • A signed application for NCCA license.
    • The Notification and Release Form for Personal National Screening. (This form authorizes the NCCA to secure a national background check to verify each candidate's history.)
    • Submit current ministerial credentials*
    • A certification/licensing fee of $100.

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 NCCA 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.

The tuition for each Phase I and Phase II course is currently $299. There is a $25 processing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Candidates are expected to pay for each course when it is shipped. Visa, MasterCard and Discover card accepted.

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

*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.

PROGRAM 2

COMBINED LICENSE & BA

PROCEDURES & REQUIREMENTS

Mature Christians who have graduated from high school or hold a GED may elect to complete the requirements for license and qualify for a BA in Christian Counseling.

COMPLETE PHASE I
COURSES

Each candidate must complete the following six (6) courses:

  • Introduction to Christian Counseling
  • The Christian Home
  • Basic Christian Psychology
  • Introduction to Temperament Therapy
  • Creation Therapy
  • Temperament Therapy Practicum

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Each candidate must:

  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the APS 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 NCCA's Licensing Board of Examiners.
    • $50 for first year’s annual dues.
    • A signed Application for Certification/Membership form.
    • A signed copy of NCCA'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
  • A Clinical Member (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy) certificate, membership card and lapel pin
COMPLETE PHASE II
COURSES

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 APS to 15 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    • A signed application for NCCA license.
    • The Notification and Release Form for Personal National Screening. (This form authorizes the NCCA to secure a national background check to verify each candidate's history.)
    • Submit current ministerial credentials*
    • A licensing fee of $100.

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).
  • 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. 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.

The tuition for each Phase I and Phase II course is currently $299. There is a $25 processing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Candidates are expected to pay for each course when it is shipped. Visa, MasterCard and Discover card accepted.

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

*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
COURSES

Each candidate must select and complete eight (8) 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 NCCA to transfer the academic records to the approved college.
    • Matriculation and transfer fees of $1500 payable to: NCCA (A surcharge for payment byu credit card may apply)

The tuition for each advanced course is currently $299. There is a $25 processing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Candidates are expected to pay for each course when it is shipped. Visa, MasterCard and Discover card are accepted.

After successfully completing all of the requirements for Phase III, the candiate 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.
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Counseling.

PROGRAM 3

COMBINED LICENSE & MA

PROCEDURES & REQUIREMENTS

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

COMPLETE PHASE I
COURSES

Each candidate must complete the following 5 courses:

  • Introduction to Christian Counseling
  • The Christian Home
  • Basic Christian Psychology
  • Introduction to Temperament Therapy
  • Creation Therapy
  • Temperament Therapy Practicum

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Each candidate must:

  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the APS 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 NCCA's Licensing Board of Examiners.
    • $50 for first year’s annual dues.
    • A signed Application for Certification/Membership form.
    • A signed copy of NCCA'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
  • A Clinical Member (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy) certificate, membership card and lapel pin
COMPLETE PHASE II
COURSES

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 APS to 15 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    • A signed application for NCCA license.
    • The Notification and Release Form for Personal National Screening. (This form authorizes the NCCA to secure a national background check to verify each candidate's history.)
    • Submit current ministerial credentials*
    • 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.

The tuition for each Phase I and Phase II course is currently $299. There is a $25 processing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Candidates are expected to pay for each course when it is shipped. Visa, MasterCard and Discover card accepted.

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

*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
COURSES

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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Each candidate must:

  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    • 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 hte APS reports. A format is provided in the course title Temperament Case Studies. The thesis has a 100-page minimum.
    • A letter authorizing NCCA to transfer the academic records to the approved college.
    • Matriculation and transfer fees of $1500 payable to: NCCA (A surcharge for payment byu credit card may apply)
    • $50 made payable to the NCCA to upgrade the candidate's license to the MA level of Licenssed Clinical Pastoral Counselor.

The tuition for each advanced course is currently $299. There is a $25 processing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Candidates are expected to pay for each course when it is shipped. Visa, MasterCard and Discover card are accepted.

After successfully completing all of the requirements for Phase III, the candiate 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.
  • Master of Arts degree in Christian Counseling (Note: Additional documentation may be required depending on school selected).

PROGRAM 4

COMBINED LICENSE & PhD

PROCEDURES & REQUIREMENTS

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

Christian Counseling MA PhD Degree Program IV
COMPLETE PHASE I

Designed for persons holding a Master degree

  • a Certified Temperament Counselor certificate
  • a Clinical Member (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy) certificate
COMPLETE PHASE II
  • NCCA Christian Counselor Credentials
COMPLETE PHASE III
  • NCCA Clinical Christian Counselor credentials
  • Master's Degree
COMPLETE PHASE IV
  • A Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Christian Counseling

This prospectus is designed to provide you with an estimate of the cost of obtaining both MA and Doctoral Degrees in Christian Counseling. This program typically takes two to three years to complete, but it is self-paced and may be completed in one and one-half to five years. There is a minimum 100 page Master thesis based on the practicum of 25 APS reports, and a 140 Page dissertation based on the 35 APS reports, or a published book acceptable to the university.

Phase I - NCCA Certified Temperament Counselor

Course Descriptions For Phase I
  • Introduction to Christian Counseling
  • The Christian Home
  • Basic Counseling Psychology
  • Introduction To Temperament Therapy
  • Creation Therapy (advanced Counseling)
  • Temperament Practicum
  • APS Reports (10)
  • NCCA Required Supervision
  • Combined Dues, Memberships and Fees

Total Cost Of NCCA Certification Phase I

Phase II - NCCA Licensed Pastoral Counselor

Course Descriptions For Phase II
  • Counseling The Co-Dependent
  • Mastering Pastoral Counseling
  • Temperament Case Studies
  • APS Reports (15)
  • NCCA Required Supervisio
  • Licensing Fees

Total Cost Of NCCA Certification Phase II

Phase III- Clinical License & MA Degree

Course Descriptions For Phase III
  • 8 Advanced Courses (Elective)
  • Clinical License Upgrade
  • NCCA Required Supervision

Total Cost Of NCCA Certification Phase III

Phase IV- Advanced Clinical Certification & PhD

Course Descriptions For Phase IV
  • 16 Advanced Courses (Elective)
  • 35 APS Reports
  • NCCA Required Supervision

Total Cost Of NCCA Certification Phase IV

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

The National Christian Counseling Association will accept your credits and provide a Master in Clinical Christian Counseling for a degree fee of $1500 and your PhD for another $1500.

or

The National Christian Counseling Association will accept your credits and provide a Master in Clinical Christian Counseling for a degree fee of $1500 and your PhD for another $1500.

Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:

  • The NCCA currently charges $1500 to transfer your course credits to a university or seminary in their system after completion of Phase III. The chosen school will then issue the degree without further cost or study on the part of the student. The entire transfer is handled by the NCCA.
  • Upon Completion of Phase III the NCCA MA Degree Fee is $1500
  • Upon Completion of Phase IV the NCCA PhD Degree Fee is $1500

Separating the degree fees from the coursework reduces costs for those not requiring a degree. Matriculation fees go to the universities for issuing the degree.

For a free consultation, Please Call Toll Free: 844.855.MCCM