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NCCA Licensure & Board Certification  

Additional Requirements for
NCCA Licensing and Board Certification

Requirements for NCCA Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor and NCCA Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor
* Provide official documentation for enrollment into the Certification and Licensing program.

* Complete a Master's practicum, which consists of administering the Arno Profile System (APS) to 25 persons under the direction of an approved clinical supervisor (qualified Pillsbury Seminary faculty member). (Doctor's practicum requires processing 35 persons.)

* Respond, in writing, to a 50-point ethical questionnaire provided by the NCCA National Licensing Board of Examiners.

* Submit two copies of a formal written Master's thesis, consisting of 25 individual reports (case studies) developed from the candidate's work with 25 persons using the Arno Profile System (APS) reports. (Doctor's dissertation requires 35 individual reports or case studies.)

* Secure valid Ministerial Credentials (not required if the candidate already is an ordained, licensed, or commissioned Christian minister).

* Upon completion of licensing, pay first year's membership dues ($50).

* Submit to an official police record check (fee - $100).

Important Notice

The successful completion of academic requirements using NCCA curriculum and the conferring of the Master's or Doctor's degrees in Christian Counseling Psychology by Pillsbury does not include membership in NCCA ... nor does it qualify the graduate to receive any certification or licensing from NCCA.

Upon graduation, the student will be issued a degree diploma and a complete transcript of the NCCA studies completed at Pillsbury. The student has the option of presenting this official transcript to NCCA to show the courses completed at Pillsbury College & Seminary. The student then may choose to apply for membership in NCCA and to apply for acceptance into an advanced program  of study (see above) designed to qualify him or her for NCCA certification and licensing as a Christian pastoral counselor. Small fees are charged by NCCA for both of these options.

The NCCA Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor (LCPC) is not the same as a State's Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) designation.

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