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BA DEGREE PROGRAM - CHRISTIAN/PASTORAL COUNSELING
(Includes NCCA Membership, Certification, and Licensing and Two (2) Academic Degrees)

 
$300 for Initial Enrollment ($50) + 1st Course ($250)
Program Balance: $5830 (Pay As You Go)
(Total Includes All Tuition, Course Books, S/H, Fees & Processing)


Successful completion of this program fulfills all requirements for NCCA certification, license and the academic requirements for the:

  • B.A. in Christian Counseling from one of the NCCA affiliated colleges, universities, or seminaries

ENROLLMENT: Enroll At Any Time

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS: Minimum HS or GED Equivalent Diploma

RESIDENCY: There are no residency requirements. Degrees are conferred by mail. Students may choose to participate in commencement ceremonies or have their degrees/credentials presented to them at the annual NCCA conference, at own travel expense.

MINISTERIAL CREDENTIALS: Not required for enrollment, but is required for Licensing/Degree. We Assist.

AVERAGE PROGRAM COMPLETION TIME: Three (3) Years. (Based on a commitment of one (1) hour a day for study)

TIME LIMITATIONS: Program is not self-paced. There are liberal time limitations. We are patient for students in need

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Home Study, Textbooks, Workbooks, Closed-Book Proctored Exams, and Practicum.

SUPERVISION/MENTORING: By a N.C.C.A. Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, Certified In Supervision.

SUPERVISION METHODS: Phone, Fax, Mail, and Email, as required by the National Board Of Christian Clinical Therapists (N.B.C.C.T.)

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: Interactive student access area (policies, procedures, forms, examples, communication board, and other helpful assists to our successful students.

ADVANCED OPPORTUNITY: Graduates are eligible to further pursue a doctorate degree (Special Curriculum)

This program is open to all mature Christian adults over the age of 30 with no credits or degree, OR under the age of 30 with over five years of Christian leadership experience.


COMBINATION B.A. DEGREE + NCCA Certification & License
CURRICULUM & COST

 
PHASE ONE (13 Academic Credits + Practicum Lab Credits)

BCC101 - $250   Basic Christian Counseling                3 Credits    
THE101 - $250   Temperament Theory                       3 Credits    
THE201 - $200   Test and Measurement                     1 Credit    
THE301 - $250   Temperament Therapy                      3 Credits    
PSY301 - $250   Christian Psychology & Counseling      3 Credits    
SPV101 - $510   Practicum Lab I (APS/SUPV)

Additional Requirements (Completed during Phase I):

  • Optional courses are available for students who need ministerial credentials or How To Start An Independent Ministry. Please inquire
  • Students Needing Ministerial credentials must contact INWIA Ministries Early In Phase I for direction.
  • Completion of a 500 Question open book Equivalency Examination on the Bible
  • Administer/Facilitate Ten (10) Practicum using the A.P.S. and provide written reports
  • Sign & Submit Copy of NCCA Code Of Ethics
  • Submit Responses To 50 Ethical Questions From The NCCA Licensing Board Of Examiners (Provided In NCCA Documentation Package)
  • Submit Photograph and Personal Resume'
  • Submit Three Letters Of Reference Forms (Provided in NCCA Documentation Package)
  • Submit proof of Ministerial Credential (For Professional Clinical Membership At End Of Phase I)
  • Submit Phase One Application For Certification & Membership Form (Provided in NCCA Documentation Package)
  • Remit $50 - Initial NCCA Membership and Certification Fee.
  • Remit $50 - INWIA Ministries Processing Fee
  • Resubmit 10 Printed Practicum Reports by U.S. Mail (Previously Submitted Electronically)
  • Submit signed/dated letter addressing the following: "Why I desire to be a member and certified by the National Christian Counselor's Association."


After successfully completing all of the requirements for Phase I, the candidate (assuming everything is in order) will receive:

  • NCCA Certified Temperament Counselor Credentials
  • NCCA Membership. Clinical Membership (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy)

PHASE TWO (9 Academic Credits + Practicum Lab Credits)

 
MPC300 - $250   Mastering Pastoral Counseling        3 Credits   
TCS300 - $250   Temperament Case Studies            3 Credits   
COD300 - $250   Counseling the Codependent          3 Credits    
SPV201 - $690   Practicum Lab II (APS/SUPERVISION)

Complete and Submit The Following to Close Out Phase II for Initial Licensing:

  • Submit Phase Two Application For End of Phase II & Licensing.
  • Submit License Background Screening Form. (National Background Check to verify candidate’s history)
  • Remit $100 - License Background Screening & Initial License Fee
  • Remit $50 - INWIA Ministries Processing Fee
  • Resubmit 15 Printed Practicum Reports by U.S. Mail (Previously Submitted Electronically)
  • Submit proof of Ministerial Credentials (If Not Previously Submitted in Phase I)


After successfully completing all requirements for Phase II, the candidate (assuming everything is in order) will receive:

Initial license as Licensed Pastoral Counselor (L.P.C.) or if it best describes the candidate’s local ministry, he/she may request to be licensed as a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (L.C.C.C.) (regardless of degree level).

      

PHASE THREE (18 Academic Credits + Thesis)

 
Complete Six (6) PSY9100 - 9900 Advanced Elective Courses at $180 each.

Review List Of PSY9100 - PSY9900 Elective Courses

Complete and Submit The Following To Close Out Phase III And Receive The B.A. Degree:
 

  • Submit Letter Of Authorization giving NCCA authority to release your records and assist you in obtaining your Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • Remit $1500 - B.A. Matriculation and Transfer Fees for the Bachelor of Arts degree
  • Remit $50 for INWIA Ministries Processing Fee


After successfully completing all of the requirements for Phase 3, the candidate (assuming everything is in order) will receive:

  • Appropriate Board Certification counseling certificates for selected specialty areas from selected Phase III PSY9100 - 9900 elective course selections. (If Applicable)
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Clinical Christian Counseling is selected from the list of approved affiliated universities who participate in the INWIA / NCCA degree transfer program
  • NCCA license - Licensed Pastoral Counselor level


Additional Information Specific To This Program:

Ministerial (Clergy) Credentials are not required for enrollment in this program. However, they must be obtained and proof provided no later than the end of Phase I (for NCCA Professional Clinical Membership), and no later than the end of Phase II (For all License Programs)

INWIA Ministries can help candidates acquire ministerial credentials through the National Conservative Christian Church (NCCC).  Other projects or courses may be required by the NCCC based upon the student's ministry history. Obtaining and providing proof of personal ministerial (clergy) credentials is the sole responsibility of the candidate student and is not an integral part of this program. Candidates who enroll without personal ministerial (clergy) credentials are urged to begin the separate process of obtaining their clergy credentials early in Phase I.

Note:

All A.A. and B.A. degrees are conferred by Calvary Theological Seminary.

The student may not contact the university directly. INWIA Ministries and NCCA serve as liaison between the student and university.

Financial Obligations: All phased program costs (courses, practicum, supervisor, credential, membership and matriculation fees) must be paid in full, prior to our processing any candidate's verification documents to the N.C.C.A. to accommodate credentials and award of any degrees.

All Annual NCCA membership and license renewal fees are the responsibility of the student is required. Membership is $50 per year and license renewal is $20 per year (total $70). A signed affidavit verifying continuing education must be submitted annually with renewal.

Accepted Payment Methods: (Personal Check, Cashier's Check, Money Order, Visa/MC)