Registration Opening Dates:
- Fall = June 1st
- Spring = October 1st
- Summer = February 1st
- Fall = August 15th
- Spring = December 15th
- Summer = April 15th
Full Course Descriptions
Dynamics of Biblical Change
Counseling in the Local Church
Counseling Problems & Procedures
Counseling & Physiology
Theology & Secular Psychology
Essential Qualities of a Biblical Counselor
Counseling Children & Adolescents
Counseling Abusive Marriages
Protecting the Vulnerable: Abuse in the Church
The cost of our courses is $650 for a 3-credit course; $450 for a 2-credit course. You enroll in a non-credit course for half the credit price; $325 for a 3-credit course and $225 for a 2-credit course. These fees do not include required textbooks. Essential Qualities of a Biblical Counselor is currently not available as a non-credit course
The total cost of our certificate program is as follows:
- Foundations of Biblical Counseling: $3,050.00
- Topics in Biblical Counseling: $2,600.00
- Counseling Skills & Practice: $1,605.00
CCEF is unable to accept payment for courses in installments. Payment must be received in full in order to reserve your space in a course.
Each week, you will watch or listen to a pre-recorded lecture. Though your weekly assignments are due by a certain date, you are free to watch or listen to your lecture at any time during the week that is conducive to your schedule.
CCEF is unfortunately not able to offer any scholarships or grants. If you are in need of financial assistance, we encourage you to reach out to those in your community such as friends, family, or your church.
We also have special discounts available for families and church groups of four or more. Family members living in the same household and who take the same class for credit within a year may receive a family discount of 50% off of one registration. Contact Student Services ([email protected]) to receive a registration coupon code for this discount.
Our current policy for group discounts is as follows: CCEF will offer $50.00 off the standard registration rate for each credit participant in a group of 4-9 students enrolled in the same course, and $100.00 off the standard registration rate for each credit participant in a group of 10 or more students. CCEF will offer $25.00 off the standard registration rate for each non-credit participant in a group of 4-9, and $50.00 off the standard registration rate for each non-credit participant in a group of 10 or more. Groups can be a mix of students taking the course for credit or non-credit.
Credit students complete weekly assignments and receive graded feedback from a Recitation Instructor. They are also eligible to earn CCEF certificates representing a completed course of study.
Non-credit students have the freedom to watch lectures and complete reading and writing assignments at their own pace for up to six months. However, non-credit students do not submit any work for grading or have access to a Recitation Instructor. While we encourage non-credit students to participate in community boards, we do not include them in Helping Relationships small groups. Non-credit courses do not count towards a certificate.
Yes, all of our courses are online courses. We periodically offer onsite intensive courses. Please email [email protected] for more information or sign up for our weekly CCEF news for updates.
Online courses have been adapted from our live courses. Students participate through a virtual campus using a computer and internet connection. Students watch/listen to lectures, interact with fellow students through a community board, and complete weekly readings and assignments. Online courses run for 12 to 13 weeks.
You are required to have a reliable internet connection and access to and experience with a desktop or laptop computer (not just an iPad or mobile device) as well as Microsoft Word or a word processor that can export files in a .doc or .docx format. We recommend using Google Chrome for your browser when accessing Canvas, our online platform
Canvas and its hosting infrastructure are designed for maximum compatibility and minimal requirements.
Canvas is best viewed at a minimum resolution of 800x600. If you want to view Canvas on a device with a smaller screen, we recommend using the Canvas mobile app.
- Windows 7 and newer
- Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
- Linux - chromeOS
Mobile Operating System Native App Support
- iOS 7 and newer (versions vary by device)
- Android 4.2 and newer
**Please note that the mobile app cannot be the primary means to access your course.
Computer Speed and Processor
- Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible
- 1GB of RAM
- 2GHz processor
- Along with compatibility and web standards, Canvas has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments.
- Minimum of 512kbps
Dynamics of Biblical Change is a prerequisite to all other courses. If you wish to continue enrolling in classes for credit, you must complete Dynamics as a credit student. If you intend to only take courses for non-credit, then you may complete Dynamics either as a credit or non-credit student. Essential Qualities of a Biblical Counselor and Counseling Observation also require Helping Relationships (in addition to Dynamics of Biblical Change) as a prerequisite.
Students must begin their studies with CCEF by taking Dynamics of Biblical Change. After completing this course, you are permitted to take any CCEF courses that do not have other prerequisites. Note: Prerequisites will be noted for you on the individual course page. You can work on courses in multiple certificates simultaneously; however, you must earn the Foundations certificate before you can receive a Topics or Counseling Skills certificate.
All of our courses operate on an every-other semester rotation with the exception of Dynamics of Biblical Change, Helping Relationships, and Counseling in the Local Church. Click here to see a complete schedule of our course offerings.
If for any reason you are unable to proceed with your course, you may be able to withdraw or switch to non-credit. For more information please see our Status Change Policy charts
We encourage students to set aside 6-9 hours of work per week for a 3-credit course taken for credit, and 4-6 hours per week for a 2-credit course taken for credit. If take a course for non-credit, you will simply be working at your own pace.