What You'll Gain:

IIFBC is a credentialing organization with programs designed from Biblical teachings and principles. Our mission is to guide, educate, and train those who are called into the counseling ministry.

  • Faith-Based Therapy™ Model

    Faith-Based Therapy™ is a Biblical model of therapy based on the dynamics of beliefs, choices, and faith. It is a Christian counseling model that explains behavior in practical terms. Once understood, change is more easily facilitated.

  • GOD14®

    Successful results with the GOD14® Program are achieved by utilizing all the following components of the body, soul, and spirit. If any one of these components is neglected, the success of the program is significantly hindered.

  • Beyond Education

    We give you resources to help you open a faith-based counseling center in your community, along with using our MAP/SAP™ Biblical personality assessment with 95% accuracy. You can also further your education by obtaining your Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate degree in counseling.

Why Choose IIFBC?

With our programs, you have the flexibility to either pay for each course as you go or pay for your program in full! Simply click the "Get Started Now" button below, complete the Program Registration Form, then select either "Program Tuition" to pay in full and to enroll in your program today or select "Course Tuition" to pay-as-you-go!

What We Believe

  • We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20).

  • We believe God is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. (Gen. 1; John 1:3; Col. 1:16; Heb. 1:3).

  • We believe Jesus was without sin, and is both Lord and Christ, to the glory of God the Father. (Acts 1:9-11; 2:36; Phil. 2:9-11).

  • We believe that whosoever will confess with their mouth that Jesus is Lord and believes in their heart God raised Him from the dead shall be saved. (Rom. 10:9-10; Acts 2:21; 1 John 1:12).

  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is sent by Jesus to indwell, empower, teach, guide and comfort believers. (Luke 12:12; Rom. 8:11; John 16:13; Acts 1:7-8, 9:31).

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection from the dead provided for the healing of the spirit, soul, and bodies of all peoples.

  • We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ, who will come to rule as King upon the earth with the saints. (Acts 1:9-11; 1Thess. 4:13-5:2; Rev. 19:11-21, 22:20).

We Are Accredited

We received our accredited member status with Transworld Accrediting Commission International in August of 2023. Serving the Christian education community for over 35 years, Transworld is a federally recognized, non-profit church educational organization designed specifically for biblical institutions. Their philosophy is to demonstrate accountability to the consuming public for education obtained in nontraditional evangelical educational institutions.


Transworld oversees more than 1000 member institutions including schools, seminaries, universities, colleges, and institutes both in the United States and internationally. They provide documented evidence of compliance with standards of structure and governance, material resources, policies, faculty, and curriculum. Transworld’s overall purpose is to promote academic excellence and accountability.


Dr. Ella Solomon

"By taking this course, my counseling ministry has been taken to a higher level. The information I have received from these classes is God inspired and strictly Biblical. The course was very well presented and the teachers were godly, very knowledgeable and informed. My husband is a pastor and we hold a couples retreat, and now I'm excited about how I can use my training to enhance our ministry. Thank you for such an excellent course!"

Arbutas Williamson

“Anyone that is placed in a position where counseling is one of their services, would do well to add these courses to their curriculum. The information in the manuals and DVD’s are priceless.”

Rev. Peter Dietz

“Truly substantial and needed information for our world. It will surely be an asset to my counseling ministry.”

Cora Manual

“I would recommend this study to anyone who has a passion for the body of Christ and desires to see lives changed.”


If you have a testimony please email us it at [email protected]. We would love to hear it!


  • Can I transfer credits and do they count towards additional programs?

    Transfer of credits from another institution or college is currently allowed. IIFBC courses and programs are uniquely developed for education and life application. After completion of a program, you may enroll in additional programs by completing another application. All completed IIFBC courses will be accepted for credit towards other IIFBC programs.

  • What is the difference between being certified and being licensed?

    IIFBC does not provide state or secular licensure or certification. Receiving a minister’s license or certification from IIFBC is both a privilege and a high honor. Each level of credential has its own standards for achievement.

  • What states are you legal in?

    Religious instruction is legal in all states. Being a religious institute in the state of Texas, IIFBC is allowed to provide religious education and credentials.

  • Will the state recognize my certificate?

    Each state has its own set of agencies for providing service and care to its state residents and those agencies have their own set of boundaries that may or may not recognize your training/certification/diploma. Many state agencies are looking for help and welcome finding ways to work together with faith-based organizations. Check with the state agency you want to work with or receive referrals. You may be surprised with the welcoming you will receive. Our world needs help and with budget cuts, state agencies are finding ways get help from organizations that they have not been open to in the past.

  • How long does it take finish each program?

    The training courses are self pace, so it all depends on how much time you invest. Most courses can be completed in a month or less for people that have normal schedules.

  • What is the difference between being certified and being board certified?

    Board certification is for those wanting to be an instructor for IIFBC of its flagship classes CNS101, CNS102, and CNS103. The diploma is more professional looking and you have the privilege of calling yourself board certified, which means you have been certified with IIFBC’s board. Board certification has other requirements beyond certification. Board certification requirements are listed on the web site and in the training manuals. Basically you have to pay the fee, provide a resume, letters of reference, conduct the IIFBC assessment on 12 clients, and have 100 hours of ministry service in your church or other place of recognized ministry. These items are accomplished after completing your program.

  • If I have questions about course exams, training materials, or if I am counseling a client and have a particularly troublesome situation, may I contact IIFBC?

    You may email [email protected].

  • Why am I paying a renewal fee for a certification or license, what does it do?

    As a member in good standings you receive the following benefits: * You will receive a minister's wallet card (helps identify you as a minister and may grant access to hospital rooms and prisons). * Eligibility to re-attend a live training class at a significant discount. * Be able to replace your certificate if lost or destroyed. * Able to receive an IIFBC transcript for obtaining credit with other institutes * Continued privilege to call yourself a certified or licensed faith-based. counselor from a recognized certifying organization. * Opportunity to obtain updated or revised manuals. * Receive referrals from IIFBC.