Radiant Life College & Seminary

Radiant Life College & Seminary, is proud to be affiliated with the National Christian Counselor’s Association (NCCA). Radiant Life college & Seminary is a Certified Academic Institution (CAI) for the National Christian Counselor’s Association. This Association is an educational and training organization for Christian counselors and includes ministers, professional Christian counselors, church leadership, testing specialists, medical doctors, attorneys and educators. The staff of RLC&S and the NCCA have committed themselves to Jesus Christ and believe that counseling is in vain, unless it is founded upon, and directed by the Word of God. Our main purpose is to provide quality training for pastors and mature Christians who feel God’s call to counsel and make available credentials that the community Christian and non-Christian will recognize.  As with our Biblical Studies and Ministry programs, costs and requirements are identified upfront, and you pay for your courses and fees as you go through the program. Upon completion of degree requirements, you will receive your Degree in Clinical Pastoral Counseling from RLC&S and you can be licensed by the NCCA, the world’s largest Christian licensing association.

Who Can Benefit from the Training?

As a candidate, you will learn the Arno Profile System (APS) for counseling. The APS is an easy-to-learn counseling technique used by professional counselors and pastors throughout the United States and in nine foreign countries.  The questionnaire measures the counselee’s needs, natural traits, strengths, and weaknesses according to temperament. These are identified in the computerized Arno Profile System report, providing the counselor with in-depth information and the best way to counsel the individual. The system enables a qualified counselor to identify the counselee’s temperament problem faster and more accurately.

Procedures and Requirements

PHASE 1

CC 501 / CC 601 Basic Christian Counseling
CC 502 / CC 602 Temperament Theory
CC 503 / CC 603 Testing/Measurements
CC 504 / CC 604 Temperament Therapy
CC 505 / CC 605 Christian Psychology and Counseling

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the APS to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by NCCA’s National Licensing Board of Examiners.
$50 for the first year’s annual dues.
A signed Application for Certification/Membership for and a signed copy of NCCA’s Code of Ethics Standards.
After completing all of the requirements for Phase 1, the candidate will (assuming everything is in order) receive:

Certified Temperament Counselor
Clinical Member (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy)

PHASE 2

CC 506 / CC 606 Mastering Pastoral Counseling
CC 507 / CC 607 Temperament Case Studies
CC 508 / CC 608 Counseling the Codependent
Secure ministerial credentials (if necessary) (CTS can help)

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the APS to 15 additional individuals under the supervision of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:

A signed Application for License form. This Application for License form also authorizes the NCCA to secure a national background check to verify each candidate’s history.
A licensing fee of $100.
After successfully completing all of the requirements for Phase 2, the candidate will (assuming everything is in order) receive:

Certified Pastoral Counselor (non-degreed)
Licensed Pastoral Counselor (holds a Bachelors)
Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor (holds a Masters)
Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certified (holds a Doctorate)
Annual membership and license renewal is required. Membership is $50 per year and license renewal is $20 per year (total $70). A signed affidavit verifying continuing education must be submitted annually.