Certified Pastoral Counselor

No Degree required

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Open to all mature Christians whom God is calling to a counseling ministry.

This program takes training to the next level and gives more recognition. With a foundation laid from the Courses in Phase I, Phase II Courses provide for more opportunity of helping others as never before, through specific counseling courses that enhance the counseling model of temperament.

In Phase 1, the student will learn how to set up a successful counseling ministry, learn to counsel using the Creation Therapy model of counseling, and become a Certified Temperament Counselor. At this level, counselors can counsel in their church, counsel as a chaplain, or any volunteer counseling setting. Donations can be accepted, but fees cannot be charged.

In Phase 2, the student will build upon Phase 1 by becoming a Licensed Pastoral Counselor (this designation does not mean one has to be a pastor or hold a church position). The student must become commissioned, if not already commissioned or ordained (click here for more info). At this level, the counselor can charge a fee while working anywhere that needs faith-based counseling.


Certified Temperament Counselor

Enrollment Fee: $100 (non-refundable)

Core Courses (Phase 1):

How To Begin A Counseling Ministry and Take It Higher

            Creation Therapy

            Basic Christian Counseling

            Christian Psychology and Counseling

Core Course Tuition: $1180

Practicum: Counseling–10 people by administering the Arno Profile System in your community under the direction of a National Board Christian Clinical Therapist Supervisor.

$400–10 APS ($40 x 10 people)

$150–supervision ($50 x 3 hours)

$ 50- first year fee to join Sarasota Academy of Christian Counselors

$ 25- License fee

$625 total


Licensed Pastoral Counselor

Core Courses (Phase II)

Note: Ministerial Credentials are required before Phase II Certification (Certification / License) can be awarded. (Click here for more info)

            Mastering Pastoral Counseling

            Temperament Case Studies

            Counseling the Codependent: A Christian Perspective

Live Demo! Becoming A Skilled Counselor Using APS!

Core Course Tuition: $1270


15 additional people for counseling practicum

$600– 15 APS ($40 x 15 people)

$150– supervision ($50 x 3 hours)

$100-Licensing fee

                        $850 total

National background check $100


Grand Total: $4,125 (Payment plan available upon request)


“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;” Colossians 3:2


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