What degree do I need to be a Christian counselor?
What Do Christian Counselors Do?
|Degree Required||Master’s degree|
|Education Field of Study||Psychology, Christian counseling|
|Training Required||Training and experience hours for certification, Christian background and best practices|
How many years does it take to become a Christian counselor?
Earning a master of arts typically requires 36 credit hours, a master’s degree in clinical counseling from a seminary may take between 48 and 67 hours, and a master of divinity may require at least 90. Students should budget one to three years of full-time study to complete a Christian counseling degree.
Does a Christian counselor have to be licensed?
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (AIHCP) offers a certification in Christian Counseling to help counselors with Christian beliefs to better guide their spiritual clients. Unlike other counseling professions, Christian Counselors are not required to possess a licensed counselor certificate.
What is a biblical counseling degree?
The Biblical Counseling degree is designed to provide a philosophical, ideological, and theological basis of knowledge in the sufficiency of Scripture and its interpretation for the task of counseling and soul care, in service to the biblically mandated mission and ministries of the local church.
How do you become a certified Bible counselor?
After passing your exams and completing the application process, your last requirement is to complete 50 hours of counseling, supervised by a ACBC Fellow. Upon completion, you will be a certified biblical counselor. Note: Certification requirements for IABC are slightly different and available on a separate sheet.
How long does it take to become a counselor?
How long does it take to get qualified as a Counsellor? The time to get qualified as a Counsellor depends on the qualification you choose to study. Some qualifications may be completed in as little as 12 months, while a degree may take 3 years of full-time study.