Advanced 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.

Objectives

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.

Cost

(Total $214.99)

  1. $25 application fee
  2. $39.95 to purchase “Your Walk With God Is a Community Project” DVD by Paul Tripp
  3. $150 certification/admin fee

Requirements

  1. Watch “Your Walk With God Is a Community Project” DVD by Paul Tripp
  2. Complete a Comprehensive exam.
  3. Must remain an Abc member for us to recognize the certificate.
  4. Completed the ABC3 application form and submitted the $25 application fee.
  5. Application approved by an ABC representative.
  6. Must complete 5 CEUs a year.
  7. Training completed through an approved training affiliate to the satisfaction of the affiliate ministry.

Approved Affiliates

  • Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
  • The West Institute, Laramie, WY
  • The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF)
  • The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC)
  • Southern Seminary, Louisville, KY
  • Southeastern Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
  • Masters Seminary, Sun Valley, CA
  • Masters College, Santa Clarity, CA
  • Redeemer Seminary, Dallas, TX
  • Master’s International School of Divinity, Evansville, IN
  • Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, PA

Apply to Become ABC3 Certified

Other Affiliates
If you would like to submit a recommendation for an ABC certification affiliate that is not listed on our Approved Affiliate List then please do so using the following form:

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