Become A Certified Biblical Counselor
Certified Training Center
The First Counseling ministry of First Baptist Church is an ACBC Certified Training Center. You can partner with First Counseling for training, guidance, and help through Phase 1 of the ACBC certification process.
Training (cost $50)
- 30+ hours of video training (provided by First Counseling and approved by ACBC)
- 10 hours of counseling observation
- 1,000 pages of reading from ACBC’s approved reading list (provided by ACBC).
- Logs for counseling observation and required reading are available on your ACBC Certification Dashboard.
- Personal Growth Project (required by First Counseling)
*Please note that First Counseling provides helpful resources but is not involved in this phase.
- 24 Theology questions (essay-style answers)
- 20 Counseling questions (essay-style answers)
- Your written testimony and recommendation paperwork are also submitted at this time.
*Please note that First Counseling is not involved in this phase.
- Counseling (50 sessions done under an ACBC Fellow’s supervision)