Cost – Total $234 + $99 membership annual dues
- $25 application fee
- $150 tuition fee
- $59 “Equipped to Counsel” Book
ABC Advanced Degree Certification
The ABC Advanced Degree credential is granted when individuals complete a Masters or Doctorate program in Biblical Counseling from an ABC approved seminary or Bible College. (see list below)
The ABC Advanced Degree 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.
- Masters Degree: Prior to applying you must first have received a Masters or Doctorate from an ABC approved seminary or Bible Institution. If your school is not currently listed below, you can fill out the affiliate form.
- Reading: Equipped to Counsel by John Henderson
- Exam: Equipped to Counsel Comprehensive Exam
- Continuing Education: If you graduated within the year of enrollment, then no CEU are required until the following year. If you graduated over a year ago, then 12 hours of reading or training in the area of biblical counseling is required.
An ABC affiliate is a seminary or university approved by the Association of Biblical Counselors that qualifies candidates for ABC Advanced Degree certification. Affiliates may or may not officially endorse the ministry of the Association of Biblical Counselors.
Bob Jones University
At Bob Jones University we inspire you as a disciple of Jesus Christ to push the limits of your own creativity, skill and faith—all for the glory of God. We infuse every course with a biblical worldview and strive to offer the best academic experience of any Christian university. We are committed to provide an outstanding Christian education purposely designed to inspire a lifelong pursuit of learning, loving and leading.
The mission of The Master’s University is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.
Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte)
Reformed Theological Seminary serves the church by preparing its leaders through a program of graduate theological education based upon the authority of the inerrant Word of God and committed to the historic Reformed Faith. We invite you to browse through our seminary website to learn more about the programs available at our various Seminary campuses and our Global Program.
Under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the mission of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is to be totally committed to the Bible as the Word of God, to the Great Commission as our mandate, and to be a servant of the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Westminster Theological Seminary
Westminster has been a stronghold for Reformed theology since its founding. Our faculty has trained generations of pastors, scholars, and leaders to serve the global church.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) opened its doors in 1950 and over 60 years since then our student body has grown to more than 3,400 students. Our reach from Wake Forest, North Carolina now extends across the globe. We aim to make God’s Kingdom vision of people from every tribe, tongue and nation worshiping Christ together a reality on our campus and in our churches (Revelation 7:9).
SEMBEQ is working to help local churches in Quebec train their leaders while keeping them in the context of their local church.
French Speaking Biblical Counseling Foundation
Restore Christ in counseling and restore counseling in the church!
Faith Bible Seminary
Our vision is to become a model for effective ministry training based on excellent academics, developing meaningful relationships with God and others, and practical ministry training in order to equip students to make a significant difference for the cause of Christ in the United States and around the world.
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is an educational institution whose mission is to prepare students to serve Christ and His church through biblical, experiential, and practical ministry.