DOCTORATE (PHD) DEGREE PROGRAM - CHRISTIAN/PASTORAL COUNSELING
(Includes NCCA Membership, Certification, Licensing + One (1) Academic Degree)

$300 for Initial Enrollment + 1st Course)
Program Method: "Pay As You Go" for Academic Courses & Credential Fees
Total Program Cost: $7275 (Includes All Tuition, Coursebooks, S/H, Matriculating Fees, other Fees & Processing
What You Will Receive at Successful Completion: NCCA Certification as a Temperament Counselor NCCA Licensing, Full NCCA Membership, and Doctorate Degree (PHD) from choice of our affiliated academic institutions.


Successful completion of this program fulfills all requirements for NCCA certification, license and the academic requirements for the:

  • Doctorate (PhD, DPC, or DCC) in Clinical Christian Counseling, or Pastoral Counseling from one of the NCCA affiliated colleges, universities, or seminaries. (Student Choice)

  • ENROLLMENT: You may enroll at any time
    ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree required at enrollment.
    RESIDENCY: There are no residency requirements. Degrees are conferred by mail. Students may choose to participate in commencement ceremonies or have their degrees/credentials presented to them at the annual NCCA conference, at own travel expense.
    MINISTERIAL CREDENTIALS: Not required for enrollment, but is required for Licensing/Degree. We Assist.
    AVERAGE PROGRAM COMPLETION TIME: About Three (3) Years.(Based on a commitment of one (1) hour a day for study)
    TIME LIMITATIONS: Program is not self-paced. There are liberal time limitations. We are patient for students in need
    METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Home Study, Textbooks, Workbooks, Closed-Book Proctored Exams, and Practicum.
    SUPERVISION/MENTORING: By a N.C.C.A. Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, Certified In Supervision.
    SUPERVISION METHODS: Phone, Fax, Mail, and Email, as required by the National Board Of Christian Clinical Therapists (N.B.C.C.T.)
    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: Interactive student access area (policies, procedures, forms, examples, communication board, and other helpful assists to our successful students.
    ADVANCED OPPORTUNITY: Graduates are eligible to further pursue a 2d doctorate degree (Special Curriculum), should they desire.


    This program is open to all mature Christian adults who enroll with a Master's degree.


    DOCTORATE DEGREE + NCCA Certification & License
    CURRICULUM & COST


    PHASE ONE (13 Academic Credits + Practicum Lab Credits)

    BCC101 - $250   Basic Christian Counseling     3 Credits     
    THE101 - $250   Temperament Theory     3 Credits     
    THE201 - $250   Test and Measurement     1 Credit     
    THE301 - $250   Temperament Therapy     3 Credits     
    PSY301 - $250   Christian Psychology & Counseling     3 Credits     
    SPV101 - $400   Practicum Lab I (APS/SUPV)     

    Additional Requirements (Completed during Phase I):

  • Optional courses are available for students who need ministerial credentials or How To Start An Independent Ministry. Please inquire
  • Students Needing Ministerial credentials Are To Contact RMCM Early In Phase I, for direction
  • Administer/Facilitate Ten (10) Practicum Using The A.P.S. + provide written reporting
  • Sign & Submit Copy of NCCA Code Of Ethics
  • Submit Responses To 50 Ethical Questions From The NCCA Licensing Board Of Examiners (Provided In NCCA Documentation Package)
  • Submit Photograph and Personal Resume'
  • Submit Three Letters Of Reference Forms (Provided in NCCA Documentation Package)
  • Submit Proof Of Ministerial Credential (For Professional Clinical Membership At End Of Phase I)
  • Submit Phase One Application For Certification & Membership Form (Provided in NCCA Documentation Package)
  • Remit $ 50 - Initial NCCA Membership and Certification Fee.
  • Remit $ 50 - RMCM Ministries Processing Fee
  • Resubmit 10 Printed Practicum Reports by U.S. Mail (Previously Submitted Electronically)
  • Submit Signed/Dated Letter Addressing The Following: "Why I Desire To Be A Member And Certified By The National Christian Counselor's Association"

    After successfully completing all of the requirements for Phase I, the candidate (assuming everything is in order) will receive

  • NCCA Certified Temperament Counselor Credentials
  • NCCA Membership. Clinical Membership (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy)


    PHASE TWO (9 Academic Credits + Practicum Lab Credits)

    MPC300 - $250   Mastering Pastoral Counseling     3 Credits     
    TCS300 - $250   Temperament Case Studies     3 Credits     
    COD300 - $250   Counseling the Codependent     3 Credits      
    SPV201 - $525   Practicum Lab II (APS/SUPERVISION)
    Complete and Submit The Following to Close Out Phase II for Initial Licensing:

  • Submit Proof Of Ministerial Credentials (If not completed during Phase I)
  • Submit Phase Two Application For End of Phase II & Licensing.
  • Submit License Background Screening Form. (National Background Check to verify candidate’s history)
  • Remit $100 - License Background Screening & Initial License Fee
  • Remit $50 - RMCM Ministries Processing Fee
  • Resubmit 15 Printed Practicum Reports by U.S. Mail (Previously Submitted Electronically)
  • Submit Proof Of Ministerial Credentials (If Not Previously Submitted in Phase I)

    After successfully completing all requirements for Phase II, the candidate (assuming everything is in order) will receive:

  • Initial license as Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor (L.C.P.C.) or if it best describes the candidate’s local ministry, he/she may request to be a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (L.C.C.C.) (regardless of degree level).


    PHASE THREE (36 Academic Credits + Dissertation Turn In)

    Complete Twelve (12) PSY9100 - 9900 Advanced Elective Courses at $200 each.
    Review List Of PSY9100 - PSY9900 Elective Courses
    SPV301 - $400   Practicum Lab III (APS/SUPERVISION)
    Complete and Submit The Following To Close Out Phase III And Receive The Doctorate Degree:

  • Submit Two copies of a written dissertation. This consists of 35 reports (case studies) developed from the candidate’s work with 35 individuals using the A.P.S. reports in Phases I, II, and III Practicum Lab. Formats and examples are provided for all students.
  • Remit $50 NCCA Fee to upgrade the candidate’s license to the doctorate level of Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor (L.C.P.C. advanced), or Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor. (L.C.C.C.)
  • Submit Letter Of Authorization giving NCCA authority to release your records and assist you in obtaining your Master's degree.
  • Remit $1500 - Doctorate Matriculation and Transfer Fees for the Doctorate degree
  • Remit $50 for RMCM Processing Fee

    After successfully completing all of the requirements for Phase 3, the candidate (assuming everything is in order) will receive:

  • Appropriate Board Certification counseling certificates for selected specialty areas from selected Phase III PSY9100 - 9900 elective course selections. (If Applicable)
  • Doctorate (DCC, DPC, or PHD) is selected from the list of approved affiliated universities who participate in the RMCM / NCCA degree transfer program

  • Upgrade of NCCA license from Masters to Doctorate level (L.C.P.C. to L.C.P.C. Advanced)

    Additional Information Specific To This Program:

  • Ministerial (Clergy) Credentials Ministerial (Clergy) Credentials are not required for enrollment in this program, however, they must be obtained and proof provided not later than the end of Phase I (for NCCA Professional Clinical Membership), and certainly no later than the end of Phase II (For all License Programs)
  • * Ministerial Credential Course(s)Candidates who are already ordained, licensed or commissioned as a minister of the gospel; are automatically exempt from this requirement. Candidates who are not already ordained, licensed or commissioned as a minister of gospel will be required to complete at least one (1) course through our national church (National Conservative Christian Church) and become commissioned as a Minister of Counseling. Other projects or courses may be required of the national church based upon the student's ministry history. Obtaining and providing proof of personal ministerial (clergy) credentials is the sole responsibility of the candidate student., and is not an integral part of this program. Candidates who enroll without personal ministerial (clergy) credentials are urged to begin the separate processing for their clergy credentials early in Phase I. RMCM Ministries is well-qualified to advise and assist the student in any way in this process. Any candidate who enrolls and are unable to receive clergy commissioning, licensing or ordainment from their local church, we will assist students in an alternate route to obtain independent personal ministerial (clergy) credentials through our national church.
  • Degree Processing: Completed as the final step of Phase III.
    Note:
  • All Doctorate degrees are selected by the student at the end of Phase III, and completion of the program. See Current List Of Affiliated Universities. The student will select the university of his or her choice and indicate that choice in a letter of authorization which accompanies the dissertation case study submissions and Master’s degree transfer request. The student may not contact the university directly. RMCM Ministries and NCCA serve as liaison between the student and university.
  • Financial Obligations: All phased program costs (courses, practicum, supervisor, credential, membership and matriculation fees) must be paid in full, prior to our processing any candidate's verification documents to the N.C.C.A. to accomodate credentials and award of any degrees.
  • All Annual NCCA membership and license renewal fees are the responsibility of the student 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 with renewal.
  • Accepted Payment Methods: (Personal Check, Cashier's Check, Money Order, Visa/MC/AMEX, PayPal
  • Discounts Are Available For Husband/Wife & Group Enrollments. Please Inquire For Details