Students May Be IABC Certified
If you want to receive counseling certification after you finish your Mastermind Training, you may do so by going through the certification process with the International Association of Biblical Counselors.
The Process to be IABC Certified
It may be possible for you to be certified by IABC. The process includes the following, in this order:
- You must complete training by an official training center (Our Mastermind Training).
- You must complete a theological exam.
- You must complete a counseling exam.
- You must complete 50 hours of supervised counseling.
(Your Mastermind Training is step #1. Steps 2-4 are the additional steps for IABC certification. We can work with you through this process.)
We administer the exams and provide a supervisor to supervise you through the 50 hours. There are additional costs–in addition to your Mastermind costs–for steps 2, 3, and 4.
Theoretically, your Mastermind Training should equip you to pass your exams as well as prepare you to do live, interactive counseling.
Fifty hours of counseling is fifty counseling sessions, though the sessions will be more than one hour. These 50 hours do not begin until after you finish your Mastermind Training. You can’t start your 50 hours while you’re doing your Mastermind Training.
What It Means to You
If you finish this much training, you will be equipped, according to your God-given gifting, whatever that may be. It does not mean you’ll be able to do “high-end” formalized counseling, but it does mean you will be well-trained.
God gifts formal counselors. Our training, plus the additional IABC requirements, are our “cooperation with God” to help you practically reach what He has gifted you to become. Regardless of your gifting, I’m fully confident you’ll be filled to the brim with excellent training.
It is not necessary for you to pursue IABC certification to do our program. Our initial commitment to you is to help you finish the Mastermind Training. If you want to pursue IABC certification, you may do that as well, and we’ll be glad to help make that happen for you.
IABC Interview Podcasts
I interviewed Ed Bulkley, the president of IABC and Kevin Hurt, the vice-president. You’re welcome to listen to those two interviews: