It is required that the applicant has been practicing as a clearly defined Christian counselor, therapist or pastoral counselor for a minimum of two years. It is required by the Board that the applicant holds one of the following:

  • An earned Master’s Degree.
  • Documented ecclesiastical training.
  • Graduate-level course or equivalent in:
    • Counseling
    • Bible
    • Theology
    • Therapy
    • Temperament Therapy
  • The applicant has no previous instance of justifiable complaints.
  • The applicant is recognized by a creditable agency as a practicing Christian counselor, therapist or ordained minister in the State of Georgia or has a minimum of two years of counseling experience.
  • All applicants must submit a list of at least five character references and a written summary of counseling and/or ministry background.

BOARD CERTIFIED CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR AND THERAPIST

If you desire to renew your certification as a Christian Counselor and Therapist and presently or intend to provide Christian counseling please review the necessary requirements and qualifications and submit your renewal application.

Complete the application, selecting Christian Counselor and Therapist renewal on the application.  Ensure that you have included all required attachments including 15 CEU’s certified and 15 CEU’s Non-certified and submit the completed application along with the $150 application fee.  The fee may be submitted via credit card or to the address listed on the form.

Note:  incomplete applications will not be processed.

BOARD CERTIFIED PASTORAL COUNSELOR

If you are a staff member of a church or other ecclesiastical body and or provide pastoral counseling, and desire to renew your certification as a Pastoral Counselor, you should submit your renewal application as a Pastoral Counselor.

Complete the application, selecting Pastoral Counselor renewal on the application. Ensure that you have included all required attachments including 15 CEU’s certified and 15 CEU’s Non-certified and submit the completed application along with the $150 application fee.  The fee may be submitted via credit card or to the address listed on the form.

Note:  incomplete applications will not be processed.

 

Files to download and fill out in order for renewal:

Renewal application

Record of credits