Our fall semester will begin Wednesday, September 12th. Registration will open mid-May; the registration deadline is August 15th at noon EDT.
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.
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.
$650 per 3-credit course ($325 to audit)
$450 per 2-credit course ($225 to audit)
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.
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.
Dynamics of Biblical Change and Helping Relationships are required prerequisites for these courses. Counseling Abusive Marriages with Darby Strickland will be offered Wednesday, June 6th – Saturday, June 9th in Glenside, PA. Protecting the Vulnerable: Abuse in the Church with Julie Lowe will be offered Monday, June 11th – Thursday, June 14th in Glenside, PA.
NOTE: If you have interest in completing either course as 3-credit class for the Westminster MAC, please contact Student Services or include in the comments of your registration that you would like to enroll in the 3-credit version of the 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.
The total cost of our certificate program is as follows:
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.
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.
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.
Yes, all of our courses are online courses. We do not offer on-site classes at this time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 withdraw. Note there is a $50 administrative fee for any status changes.
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.