BCPCC – Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor

Basic Requirements:

  • An earned master’s or doctorate degree in counseling or a related mental health field from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university.
  • Have a master’s or doctoral level license issued by one of the 50 states, territories, or Canadian provinces, as a fully independent mental health practitioner (not requiring any clinical supervision) – licensed psychologists, professional counselors, mental health counselors, marriage & family therapists, clinical social workers, clinical nurse specialists/practitioners, substance abuse providers, and psychiatrists.
  • Identify and practice as a Christian caregiver – fully licensed mental health professionals who incorporate biblical principles and counseling skills with clinical theory, knowledge, and practice.
  • A minimum of 60 contact hours of education/training in counseling and/or caregiving related to the incorporation of biblical principles and counseling skills with clinical theory, knowledge, and practice.
  • Maintain at least 20 Continuing Education contact hours every two years related to the incorporation of biblical principles and counseling skills with clinical theory, knowledge and practice.

Additional Supportive Documentation Required:

  • Copy of earned degree(s).
  • Copy of current, valid, and unencumbered professional license(s) to practice as a mental health professional.
  • Copy of current professional liability insurance certificate showing both expiration date and coverage.
  • Documentation demonstrating that education/training incorporated biblical principles and counseling skills with clinical theory, knowledge, and practice.

BCCC – Board Certified Christian Counselor

Basic Requirements:

  • An earned master’s or doctorate degree in counseling or a related mental health field from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university OR those with an earned bachelor’s degree meeting the same criteria above may qualify IF they also hold a valid and current mental health license or certification to practice at the state level.
  • Identify and practice as a Christian caregiver – non-licensed, pre-licensed, or restricted-licensed individuals who have a registration, certification, or state sanction of some kind in allied professional, counseling, and/or teaching roles and who incorporate biblical principles and counseling skills with clinical theory, knowledge, and practice.
  • A minimum of 60 contact hours of education/training in counseling and/or caregiving related to the incorporation of biblical principles and counseling skills with clinical theory, knowledge, and practice.
  • Maintain at least 20 Continuing Education contact hours every two years related to the incorporation of biblical principles and counseling skills with clinical theory, knowledge and practice.

Additional Supportive Documentation Required:

  • Copy of earned degree(s).
  • Copy of any and all registration letters as a Resident or Intern, restricted-use licenses, appropriate certifications, and/or credentials.
  • Copy of current professional liability insurance certificate showing both expiration date and coverage (if needed).
  • Documentation demonstrating that education/training incorporated biblical principles and counseling skills with clinical theory, knowledge, and practice.