Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation


Spring 2019 Registration has Closed

Registration for the 2019 Spring Semester has closed. Late registrations will not be accepted, and there will be no waiting list for any of the courses.

How do I register?

There is no application process for our courses. Simply choose the courses for which you would like to enroll (Dynamics of Biblical Change is required for all new students), add the course to your cart, and proceed to checkout. If you plan to pursue any of our three certificates, keep in mind that there is a 5-year time limit for completing the certificate once you begin. Click here to read more about our certificates.

When are your courses offered?

Our classes are offered spring, summer and fall. Spring courses run from January – April, summer courses run from May – August, and Fall courses run from September – December. You can also view a complete schedule of our course offerings by clicking here.

How much are your courses?

$650 per 3-credit course ($325 to audit)
$450 per 2-credit course ($225 to audit)

What prerequisites are required?

Dynamics of Biblical Change is a prerequisite for all of our classes. If you are a new student, you must enroll in Dynamics for credit if you wish to pursue other courses for credit and audit if you plan to pursue other courses as an auditor.

How do I register a group?

To register a group of 4 or more students, please contact Student Services no later than 5 weeks prior to the registration deadline to receive more information regarding the group registration process and discounts available.* Click here to be directed to our contact page, and choose Student Services for your subject line. Click here to view our important deadlines for group registration.
To register a group of three or fewer students, or a larger group after the group registration deadline, simply click “Register” below the course in which you would like to enroll. The “Register” button will take you to our registration page. Once there, you will have the ability to enroll multiple students at once. Fill out all required fields for your first student. After entering the student information, click add student. Repeat this process until you are done adding all students’ information. Then, click “Continue to cart” to move to the payment page.
*Please note, any groups registering after our group registration deadline will not be eligible for our group discounts.

Do you offer any discounts?

We offer discounts to groups of 4-9 students and 10+ students. If you and a family member/spouse plan to enroll in the same course for credit, you qualify for a 50% discount off one of your registrations. Please contact [email protected] for more information and to receive a coupon code for your registration if you qualify.


Full course descriptions

Dynamics of Biblical Change

Helping Relationships

Human Personality

Biblical Interpretation

Counseling in the Local Church

Marriage Counseling

Counseling Problems & Procedures

Counseling & Physiology

Theology & Secular Psychology

Essential Qualities of a Biblical Counselor

Counseling Children & Adolescents

Counseling Observation

Counseling Abusive Marriages

Protecting the Vulnerable: Abuse in the Church

Registration FAQS

What is the price for an online course?

The cost of our courses is $650 for a 3-credit course; $450 for a 2-credit course. You can audit a 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. Students are not able to audit Essential Qualities of a Biblical Counselor.

What is the total cost of your certificate program?

The total cost of our certificate program is as follows:

  • Foundations of Biblical Counseling: $3,050.00
  • Topics in Biblical Counseling: $2,400.00
  • Counseling Skills & Practice: $1,605.00
May I pay for my course in installments?

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.

Do you offer financial aid or discounts?

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 [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 audit participant in a group of 4-9, and $50.00 off the standard registration rate for each audit participant in a group of 10 or more. Groups can be a mix of students taking the course for credit or audit.

What is the difference between credit and audit?

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.

Audit students have the freedom to watch lectures and complete reading and writing assignments at their own pace for up to six months. However, auditors do not submit any work for grading or have access to a Recitation Instructor. While we encourage auditors to participate in community boards, we do not include auditors in Helping Relationships small groups. Audited courses do not count towards a certificate.

Are all of your courses available online?

Yes, all of our courses are online courses. We do not offer on-site classes at this time.

What is an online class?

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.

What are the technical requirements for taking a CCEF online course?

We strongly recommend that you have access to and experience with a desktop or laptop (not just an iPad or mobile device) with internet access, 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 the SBC Online classroom.

What are the minimum system requirements for Canvas?

Canvas and its hosting infrastructure are designed for maximum compatibility and minimal requirements.

Screen Size

Canvas is best viewed at a minimum resolution of 800×600. If you want to view Canvas on a device with a smaller screen, we recommend using the Canvas mobile app.

Operating Systems

  • 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

Internet Speed

  • Along with compatibility and web standards, Canvas has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments.
  • Minimum of 512kbps

Screen Readers

  • Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
  • PC: JAWS (latest version for Internet Explorer)
  • PC: NVDA (latest version for Firefox)
  • There is no screen reader support for Canvas in Chrome
Do I need to be logged in at a certain time to participate in the lectures?

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.

Do any of the courses have prerequisites?

Dynamics of Biblical Change is a prerequisite to all other courses in the program. Essential Qualities of a Biblical Counselor and Counseling Observation also require Helping Relationships (in addition to Dynamics of Biblical Change) as a prerequisite.

Which course should I take after Dynamics of Biblical Change?

Although there is not a required sequence after Dynamics of Biblical Change, many students choose to continue working on courses within the Foundations certificate. Helping Relationships is a popular course to take next.

Do I have to take the courses in a particular order?

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.

I am unable to see the course I would like to register for in the list of available courses, when will it be available?

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.

Are there any fees associated with withdrawing from my course?

If for any reason you are unable to proceed with your course, you may withdraw. Note there is a $50 administrative fee for any status changes.

How many hours a week can I expect to spend on my course?

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 you audit a course, you will simply be working at your own pace.