In this Course:

This course covers the foundations of counseling. You will learn how to offer formal counseling through your church or to the public as a ministry. You will learn the different forms of counseling, how to incorporate counseling on a three-fold approach of spirit, soul, and body. You will learn how to recognize people's dominance of being either mind, will, or emotions.  You will learn about belief, choices, and Faith-based Therapy. Many forms and assessments are provided to assist the counselor.

Using Online Video and Textbook This Course Covers:

Forms & Assessments You Will Receive

  • Motivational Gifts Assessment

  • Soul Dominance Assessment

  • Release of Liability for Counseling Services

  • Consent for Release of Confidential Information

  • General Information - Short Form & Detailed Client Information - Long Form

  • Suicidal Physician Release Form

  • Counselor Notes Form

  • Client Initial Assessment Form

  • Spiritual Assessment Form

  • Nutrient Deficiency Test

What to Expect

All work is self-paced and on an individual basis. Courses are designed to build upon the student’s accumulated knowledge while also instilling confidence for practical application. Once enrolled in a course, you will have access to all content. You will need the required textbook above to begin your studies. A PDF version of the final exam is available if you prefer to complete your test offline. You will need to submit your answers through this website in order for your test to be graded and the course completed. A grade of 85% is considered passing for each of the open book exams/assignments. 


All programs should be completed within 6 years. The student that is not able to complete their program of study within the time limit may be dropped from active student status unless they apply for an extension. Extensions for hardship cases may be applied for in writing.



Christian Counseling

by IIFBC

Christian counseling depends on the eternal Word of God as applied by the Spirit of Truth. Christian counseling, then, is simply giving godly advice and godly guidance.

This course is required for:

Certified Christian Counselor, Certified Faith-Based Christian Counselor, Certified Biblical Therapist and Licensed Biblical Therapist, Certified Christian Life Coach, Certified Corporate Chaplain, Licensed Corporate Chaplain, Certified Law Enforcement Chaplain, Licensed Law Enforcement Chaplain, Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling, Master of Arts in Christian Counseling, and Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling programs