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ACBC’s Certification Process

ACBC certification is a three-phase process. Students must complete the Training Phase, the Exams and Application Phase, and the Supervision Phase. If you receive training through Rod and Staff Ministries (RSM), you will complete all three phases necessary for certification. The following video provides a helpful introduction to the three-phases of the ACBC certification process:

Phase 1: Training

  • Basic Training Course
  • Assigned Reading
  • Counseling Observation

Phase 2: Exams & Application

  • Write theology & counselors exams
  • Compile an application
  • Submit to ACBC

Phase 3: Supervision

  • Personal supervision & coaching by seasoned ACBC Fellow

You can visit our RSM Certification Process page and our RSM/ACBC Comparison page to learn how RSM satisfies ACBC’s requirements. This will be especially helpful if you are determining whether or not to complete your training through one of ACBC’s regional conferences or through RSM (one of ACBC’s Certified Training Centers).

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