ABC Level 3 Certification (ABC3)

The ABC3 credential is granted when individuals complete the requirements of advanced training through other biblical counseling ministries. For example, completing a biblical counseling certificate at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) would be sufficient to receive the ABC3 credential. Receiving a Masters or Doctorate from an ABC approved seminary or Bible College would also be considered for ABC3 certification.


The ABC3 certification is designed to acknowledge advanced biblical training received by ABC certified counselors and maintain a healthy affiliation to other organizations doing excellent work in the area of biblical counseling.


(Total $350)

  1. $25 application fee
  2. $150 certification/admin fee
  3. $99 ABC membership
  4. $59 Equipped to Counsel by John Henderson
  5. $17 Biblical Counseling Basics; Roots, Beliefs & Future by Jeremy Lelek


  1. Training completed through an approved training affiliate to the satisfaction of the affiliate ministry.
  2. Completed the ABC3 application form and submitted the $25 application fee.
  3. Application approved by an ABC representative.
  4. Complete an ETC Comprehensive exam.
  5. Complete an BCB Comprehensive exam.
  6. Must remain an ABC member for us to recognize the certificate.
  7. Complete 12 Biblical Counseling Education (BCE) Units each year for continued education.

Apply to Become ABC3 Certified


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